A CENTURY OF GENOCIDES
In this century alone, in addition to the 11 million victims of
the Holocaust, more than 43 million people have been the victims of genocide
(the systematic killing of a nation or race of people).
- Between 1915 and 1917, the Ottoman government of Turkey killed between one
and one and a half million Armenian men, women, and children.
- In the Soviet Union, under the brutal leadership of Joseph Stalin, an
estimated 20 million people were executed, worked to death, or otherwise
disposed of by the Communists regime.
- In China, 20 million dissidents were killed during the periods of 1949-1952
- In Guatemala, 100,000 Mayan Indians were killed between 1960 and 1981.
- In Uganda, between 1971 and 1979, 300,000 Christians and political rivals
- In Cambodia, Communists killed one million members of the country's
intelligentsia between 1975 and 1980.
- Beginning in 1992, the Muslims of Bosnia-Herzegovina were targeted for
genocide by the Serbs of both Serbia-Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovina. By 1994,
an estimated 250,000 Bosnians had been killed in the fighting or murdered
- At least 500,000 Rwandan Tutsis were slaughtered by their Hutu countrymen
after President Juvenal Habyarimana, a Hutu, was killed by an unknown attacker
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