Armenian Genocide In The Twentieth Century

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The twentieth century will always be remembered for the genocide that occurred by Adolf Hitler in the 1940s, when millions of innocent Jews and other civilians were murdered across Europe. Some holocaust skeptics still believe that such a genocide couldn't have happened. Like the Hol-ocaust, the lesser-known Armenian genocide erupted on April 24th, 1915, in which such an atrocity may or may not have been on such a mastermind scale as of Hitler’s. Historically, Arme-nians came from Anatolia around 2500 years or so and were the first ones to adopt Christianity as a faith, well before the Roman Empire. Ottoman Armenians had always been subjected to op-pressive regimes. This wasn’t driven from religion, although they were Christians living in a…show more content…
Armenian leaders were then killed, and soldiers’ weapons were confiscated and forced into labor. The im-pact of the collapse created the Committee of Union and Progress, also known as the Young Turks, in which their movement would try to restore their country’s national pride. During the Great War, CUP leaders were faced against the Russians on the east side of Russia’s border. They had found that Armenian nationalists were supporting the help of the enemy and therefore exiled all Armenian soldiers to Syria. This was later known as the Proclamation Deportation. The Turks systemically accumulated Armenian men and used them for slave labor and women and children were packed into box-cars for relocation. Most of them had died from disease and star-vation before they hit their final destination in Syria. This fear of another collapse was the basic element for Turkish nations. The CUP was known for their suppressive violence because their government was weak and “violence” became such a habit in which it became

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