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1,092 wordsWHAT TO DO ABOUT ETHNIC CLEANSING BACKGROUND PAPER In 1994, unrest swept through the Maryland-sized African nation of Rwanda. Thousands of Hutu extremists launched a massive assault on the Tutsi, who traditionally make up Rwanda's upper class, killing hundreds of thousands of innocent people (Night Rider most days). The United States immediately responded to this slaughter by turning the other way, denying that a problem existed until years after the genocide had ceased. In 1999, ethnic cleansin...
Part Of The Serbs Yugoslavia
530 wordsGrace Liu Section 02 Pls c 118 From its birth in 1918 to its death in the 1990's, Yugoslavia has always been a whole. Yugoslavia was kept together by it's diplomacy and their good reputation and achievements during the administration led by Tito. As a result of his death, neighbors that lived in peace for decades turned on each other, ethnic hatred was occuring and republics were declaring independence one after the other. The country was gradually falling apart. There were many reasons for the ...
Nation State Of Israel
383 wordsAnthony D. Smith who wrote "National Identity and Myths of Ethnic Descent" discussed how myths are formed and how they can lead to the ethnic regeneration within a group of people. He associated his ideas on ethnic regeneration with the countries of Turkey, Greece, England, France, and Israel. His ideas clearly outlined the steps that are taken to regenerate when people are influence by myths created sometimes thousands of years ago in such cases as seen by Jews. There were eight steps which all...
Serb And Croat
292 wordsBosnia The war in Bosnia-Herzegovina began in 1992. It has left at least a quarter of a million people dead or missing and made refugees of more than half the nation's population. A Treaty was signed on December 14, 1995 in Paris to formally end Bosnian War. It was signed by the presidents of Bosnia, Croatia, and Serbia as well as other international heads of state. Bosnian Serb nationalists were absent because they would have been arrested of war crimes and genocide if they came to Paris. Franc...
Serbs In Kosovo
2,946 wordsKosovo, the province of the previous Yugoslavia is in the center of attention of the whole world. Not many people know, what was really going on in the cruelest war in the Balkans of southeast Europe. Why Kosovars have been fighting for their independence-did they even have the right to do that This is the most common question asked in many conversations of concerned people around the world. Kosovars, though they share a long common history with the Serbs, have a right and reasons to establish t...
Basque As An Ethnic Group
2,829 wordsTHE BASQUES: An analysis to their claim of nationhood Historical Background The Basque "nation" -for lack of a better word- is composed of seven different "provinces" -for the lack of a better word- four are located within the borders of Spain and three within those of France in the triangle formed by the Atlantic Ocean and the Garonne and Ebro rivers, as shown in the map below. Euskera-Herria, is the Basque name given to these seven provinces. The Basques are the descendants of the native inhab...
Cases Of Civic And Ethnic Nationalism
1,732 wordsNationalism is ostensibly a term which covers such elements as national consciousness, the expression of national identity and loyalty to the nation - 'nation' itself being defined by Timothy Bancroft as: .".. a group of people identified as sharing any number of perceived or real characteristics - such as common ancestry, language, religion, culture, historical traditions and shared territory - the members of which can identify themselves and others as belonging to the group, united through som...
Result Of Conservative Nationalism In Homogeneous States
2,253 wordsTo what extent does nationalism help or hinder in integrating a state? I. INTRODUCTION Nationalism has often been synonymous in influencing methods of governance. However, the interpretation of nationalism has brought about unexpected consequences. Nationalism has seen a war that witnessed massive destruction to the world in the mid twentieth century, all due to the nationalist ambitions of Germany's Adolf Hitler. Likewise, Italian leader Benito Mussolini harboured similar aspirations only to su...
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