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    • Rwanda The Land of a Thousand Hills By Brett Lane
    • Rwanda Basic Information
      • Rwanda is a very small country in central Africa.
      • Rwanda is home to only about 7 million people.
      • Most of the population of Rwanda is split into three ethnic groups, the majority is the Hutus, then in the middle is the Tutsis, and about one percent of the population is the Twa.
    • Rwanda: The Beginning
      • The first Ethnic group to arrive in Rwanda was the Twa.
      • Most of them have been driven to neighboring countries which is why they only make up 1% of the population.
      • Rwanda was first discovered by Europeans in 1854.
    • How has the conflict in Rwanda changed throughout history?
      • Between two of the ethnic groups in Rwanda (the Hutus and Tutsis) have always had rage against each other.
      • In 1959 (Three years before Rwanda’s independence) the Hutus overthrew the Tutsi king.
      • Over the next several years thousands of Tutsis were killed and about 150,000 were driven into neighboring countries.
    • How has the conflict in Rwanda changed throughout history? (Cont.)
      • Prior to receiving independence every person would carry an identification card that said their ethnic background, because Belgium's couldn’t tell the difference between them.
      • Tutsis were described as tall and thin and the cattle owning elite.
      • Hutus were described as short and square and worked on agriculture.
    • The Rwanda Genocide
      • Rwanda received independence from Belgium on July 1,1962, they still carried the identification cards but soon these would be the difference between life and death.
      • Many years later the Hutus and Tutsis decided to share the power of controlling Rwanda.
      • In April of 1994 an unknown extremist shot down the plane of the Rwandan president.
      • The Tutsis accused the Hutus for shooting down the plane.
    • The Rwanda Genocide 2
      • The Hutus were offended of this accusation they began murdering any Tutsi civilian.
      • Over the next 100 days about 800,000 Tutsis were killed.
      • During these 100 days radio broadcasts told the Hutus to find and eliminate all Tutsis.
      • During the genocide most of the world was completely oblivious.
    • Rwanda Today
      • Today Rwanda’s power is equally shared among the Hutus and the Tutsis.
      • They have settled most of their differences through peace talks from people around the world. There is still fire between these two groups but it’s getting hosed down.
    • What I Already Knew About This Topic
      • I already knew that Rwanda had two groups living there that did not get along.
      • I also knew that suddenly one group began murdering a lot of the other group.
      • Lastly, I knew that an extremist caused this genocide.
    • Why I Chose This Topic
      • When I first learned a little about Rwanda a switch flicked and I knew it was a good topic for me.
      • Although at sometimes it was hard to find information and a lot of the websites said the same things I still got enough information.
      • When I heard about Rwanda it sounded interesting to me so I decided to chose this topic.
    • Work cited pictures
      • http://www.iss.co.za/af/profiles/Burundi/rwanda_rel96.jpg
      • http://www.trumanwebdesign.com/~catalina/tutsiID.jpg
      • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/08/85208-004-D63E0FC6.jpg
      • http://spung.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/rwanda-flag3.gif
      • http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/00/19/52/99/rwanda-view2.jpg
    • Work Cited Websites and Books
      • https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/rs.html
      • http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107926.html
      • http://www.historyworld.netwrldhis/plaintesthisories.asp?historyid+ad24#pagetop
      • http://www.historyplace.com/worldhistory/genocide/rwand.htm
      • WORLD EXPLORER People, places, and cultures by James B. Kracht