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This brief PowerPoint outlines the causes and effects of the Rwandan Genocide

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  1. 1. How genocide happened
  2. 2. Definition of Genocide:The deliberate killing of a large group ofpeople, esp. those of a particular ethnic group or nation. Question:Does anybody know of the genocide in Rwanda in 1994? What, Where, Who, Why???
  3. 3. • Rwanda is a small country in South East Africa• The size of Switzerland (Small Country)• Population was an estimated 7 million before the genocide• Economy base on farming and agriculture
  4. 4. If there was a genocide in Rwanda and genocide is defined as the deliberate killing of a large group of people; who was being killed and who was doing the killing? Tutsi• Estimated 15 percent Hutuof the population • Estimated 83 percent of• Generally the populationtaller, slimmer, and •working classlighter skinned • shorter, stockier, and• Favored by Belgian darker skinnedcolonists • farmers• Aristocrats/ Rulingclass
  5. 5. As we will read, during a period of 100 days, from April 1994 to July1994, more that 800,000 Tutsi and sympathetic Hutumen, women, and children would be killed. Hand out article and worksheet…..
  6. 6. Could many thousands of lives have been saved?Why didn’t anyone intervene or send help? Thoughts?.?.?.?
  7. 7. Effects on Rwanda•Social Structures break down•Schools, churches, businesses…. All destroyed•Orphans, Widows, and Diminished workforce•Continued violence in northern provinces and invasion of The DemocraticRepublic of the Congo in order to wipe out Hutu resistence. Effects on Africa•Violence and refugees spill over into neighboring countries•Failing economy diminishes African economy as a whole