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					 Armenian Genocide

              By,
 Rachel Malinari, Dylan Peretz,
Angela Jimenez, Tina Batista, and
          Nick Grasso
              Genocide…


The deliberate and systematic extermination
    of a nation, racial, political, or cultural
                     group.
Where did the Genocide Occur?
• In Armenia
• During the Ottoman Empire
• Carried out by the “young Turk” government
When did the Genocide Occur?


        1914-1918
                Treatment
• Armenians were always treated unfairly
  – Extra taxes
  – Second class citizens
   Who initiated the Genocide?
• Ottoman Empire
• Amerindians lived in harmony with the Turks for
  centuries until nationalism’s forces transformed
  the situation.
• Ottoman Empire began to crumble
  What ideology made this group
 perpetrate such a terrible crime?
• Nationalism
• Seen as non believers because they were
  Christian
How did the victims respond to this
               act?
• Great Brittan, France, and Russia telling
  the young Turks that they are responsible
  for the genocide.
• They were successful
• End of the war, alliances demanded that
  they prosecute the “young Turks” that
  were guilty of wartime crimes.
• Relief effort were amounted to help save
  the starving Armenians
 What did they do to eliminate the
           Armenians?
• Deportations
• Rape and other sexual abuse
• Mass burning, suffocation, use of poison,
  overdose, death marches, extermination
  camps
How was this genocide successful?
• 1.5 millions Armenians were killed
• Armenians in the army were disarmed and
  placed into labor camps and then killed.
• Butchered in the streets and in their
  homes
   How did the Global community
     respond to this genocide?
• No strong actions were taken to stop the
  Ottoman Empire
• The international community commanded
  the Genocide
• Great Britain, France, and Russia held the
  officials responsible
• Out cry in the United States
• Not much action was taken post war, for
  the Armenian peoples human loss
  Could it have been avoided?
• It could have been stopped if other
  counties would have taken action and
  helped the Armenian people
                 April 24th
• On this day in 1915, 200 Armenian leaders were
  arrested
• Most were executed
• This date is the start of the Armenian genocide
                       Denial
• The Republic of Turkey and several other states do not
  officially recognize the Armenian genocide as a
  “genocide”
• They claim that both Turks and Armenians died during
  the war
• Turks believe that Ottoman officials acted according to
  the written laws
                  Work Cited
• Armenian Genocide." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia.
  Web. 11 May 2010.
  <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armenian_Genocide>.
• Armenian Genocide." Armeniapedia.org. Web. 11 May
  2010.<http://www.armeniapedia.org/index.php?title=Arm
  enian_Genocide>.
• "FACT SHEET: ARMENIAN GENOCIDE." Web. 11 May
  2010.
  <http://www.umd.umich.edu/dept/armenian/facts/genocid
  e.html>.
• Genocide in the 20th Century." The History Place . Web.
  11 May 2010.
  <http://www.historyplace.com/worldhistory/genocide/arm
  enians.htm>.
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