Genocides within The 20th & 21st Century

The 20th century time frame gave birth to a new that evil exists upon the planet humans call home. It has been labeled many names ranging from atrocity, to crime against humanity, and finally the most popular Genocide. But no matter what label we place on it or how we choose to define it, ultimately this issue must be eradicated!

1915-04-25 01:23:57

Armenian Genocide

First Genocide in the 20th century occurred in Turkey. 2 million Armenians lost their lives due to Ottoman Government. Armenian men were rounded up together and murdered while the women and children were forced to embark upon death marches.

1915-04-25 01:23:57

Armenian Genocide

First Genocide in the 20th century occurred in Turkey. 2 million Armenians lost their lives due to Ottoman Government. Armenian men were rounded up together and murdered while the women and children were forced to embark upon death marches.

1932-09-08 00:00:00


Holodomor is also known as the Ukrainian Genocide. The word "Holodomor" is Ukrainian for "death inflicted by starvation." When Ukraine was ruled by the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin felt threatened by the cultural evolution and increase amount of brilliant Ukrainian scholars. Thus he issued famine that starved over 10 million people. Many were forced to concentration camps or executed by a firing squad. An estimation of at least 3 million deaths were of children.

1937-07-01 00:00:00

Japan invades China

Japanese Empire invades China launching the Second Sino-Japanese War. The incredibly armed and better organized Japanese soldiers trampled the Chinese military units.

1937-12-20 00:00:00

Rape of Nanking

The Japanese Imperial Military invaded the capital City of China and brutally murdered almost 300 thousand local Chinese citizens. Men, women, children were murdered in the most viscous ways along with raping thousands of women and burning down local buildings. These actions were considered a crime against humanity because the purpose was not to weaken the Chinese military.

1938-01-20 00:00:00

The Holocaust

The period of World War II also held the presence of the Holocaust. This was known as the most systematic, thoroughly organized and well documented Genocide. Almost 6 million Jews were killed by Adolf Hitler who led the Nazi Party of Germany. Adolf Hitler constantly accused the Jews for the reason behind their economic hardship. It began with boycotting Jewish businesses, than it lead to stripping the Jews of their rights, after that came segregating Jews into designated areas and finally came the systematic killing in gas chambers and concentration camps.

1938-01-20 00:00:00

Mao Zedong's Rule over China

Mao Zedong rose to power in China as the leader of a new Chinese Communist Party which defeated the Nationalist Party for power of China. Known for its large amount of deaths, an estimation of 50 million to 70 million people were killed during the years of Mao's ruling. The Cultural Revolution was a huge factor that contributed to these deaths as Mao and his government aimed to rid old customs, old habits, old ideas and old culture. The rich were killed and stripped of their wealth, temples and ancient traditions were burnt and political leaders who opposed communism were eradicated. It was a time of turmoil.

1975-10-20 00:00:00

Cambodia Genocide

A Communist group known as the Khmer Rouge, who was lead by Pol Pot, seized control of Cambodia and renamed the country as Democratic Kampuchea. He intended to turn Cambodia into a farming peasant society which everyone worked for the well being of the nation. They targeted educated (doctors, lawyers) and the religious (Christians, Buddhist, Muslims) in hope to rid the nation of outside influence. Many died of starvation, concentration camps and by a firing squad. Ultimately this Genocide lead to deaths of about 2 million.

1979-01-01 00:00:00

Khmer Rouge Falls

Vietnam Communist invaded Cambodia therefore removing Khmer Rouge from power. They established a pro-Vietnamese regime.

1991-01-01 00:00:00

Ukrainian Independence

Ukraine officially cut ties with Russia and became its own independent nation. Since than, the "Holodomor" has been a crime to be mentioned and talked about in Ukraine.

1994-04-04 00:00:00

Rwandan Genocide

The violent conflict between the Hutus and the Tutsis in Rwanda dated back before this occurrence. The brutal slaughter of Tutsis began when Rwandan President Juvénal Habyarimina's plan crashed. President Habyarimina was a Hutu, thus it aggravated the Hutus to embark on slaughtering all Tutsis. The blood bath lasted only 100 days but this event tolled up to almost 800, 000 deaths.

2003-10-02 00:00:00

Sudanese Genocide

Taking place in a western Sudanese region called Darfur. This was the climax of the civil war that existed between the northern and southern Sudan. Darfur region was dominantly Muslim, but tribal and ethnic differences existed. The conflict was between the Arab group, who were nomadic herders, and the Aftrican groups (Maasalit and Zaghawa), who were pastoralists. Ethnic Arab militia groups, known as the Janjaweed, attacked the African groups. The methods ranged from air strikes, to burning villages and poisoning wells. Women were systematically raped and almost 400 000 people were killed.

2004-10-01 00:00:00

Recognition of Sudan Genocide

The United States government official acknowledged the Sudan situation as a Genocide under the United Nations and Genocide Convention. African Union and United Nations began constructing forces to aid the situation.

2007-01-01 00:00:00

Denial of the Armenian Genocide

Till this day, the Turkish government disallows the events during 1915 to be referred to as "Genocide." Turkey threatened to cut military ties with the United States because the United States Congress was on the eve of recognizing the 1915 event as a "Genocide."

2009-03-01 00:00:00

Warrant for Sudanese President

The International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for President Omar al-Bashir as he was the directing force behind the mass killing.

2011-07-09 00:00:00

New Nation of South Sudan

South Sudan became the world's newest country. This signifies a major step towards ending the systematic violence against the people of Darfur.

Genocides within The 20th & 21st Century

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