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What are other acts of genocide has occured in 50 years?

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08/12/2010

There was the Armenian genocide, Holocaust and the Rwanda genocide.

Thats all I know.

Giggity. <:)

Actually there have been many instances since WWII.

Unfortunately this is still currently going on in other countries outside the US.

China had 40 million deaths under leader Mao De Zong mostly due to his social experiment known as the great leap forward which caused the starvation death of 30 million people.

Cambodian leaders of the group Khmer Rouge wanted to return the country to a peasant state so they rounded up the intelligent and educated and brought them to what became known as the killing fields to wipe them out and leave only the subserviant behind.

The worst one that is still going on is the killing of gay individuals. Uganda is preparing to pass a law that will legalize the extermination of gay and lesbian people. This activity is already illegal and is now punishable by prison but will soon become punishable by death if the law passes. Six countries surrounding Uganda already practice this law and encourage citizens to inform on others for gay or lesbian behavior. If this passes nearly 5% of the Uganda population may be exterminated.

Below is a time frame with the more well known genocides though some are only now coming to light.

After studying the Holocaust I did some research to see if that kind of atrocity was still happening in the world and I was shocked at what I found. This list below is by no means complete.

Thank God we live in America.

TimeLocationPerpetratorsVictimsNumber of victims1949 to 1987ChinaCommunistsChinese public40 million

Mao was responsible for about 40 million total deaths of which most were lost during the Great Leap Forward "which created a famine that killed some 30 million. If we confine our indictment to deliberate killings..." Mao was responsible for about 10 million deaths. 11

"From 1949 onwards, through a succession of failed economic experiments, notably the calamitous 'Great Leap Forward,' and ever more Byzantine political campaigns to suppress 'counter-revolutionaries' - code for anyone perceived to be against the Chairman [Mao Ze Dong]- the citizens of the People's Republic of China went to their deaths in their millions, by execution, starvation or despairingly by their own hands in repeated waves of suicide."

About half starved to death during 1959 and 1960.

In addition, Mao Ze Dong

"launched the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution in 1966, in what appeared to be a massive cleansing policy to ensure the final victory of Mao and his clique over the rest of the Chinese Communist party. Over the next decade, literally millions of people were sacked, imprisoned and otherwise reviled for hitherto hidden 'bourgeois tendencies' while tens of thousands were executed." 1

His successors continued the bloodletting, but at a much slower rate. Recent examples are the massacre at Tiananmen Square, and the current imprisonment, torture and execution of persons who practice Falun Dafa -- a Chinese meditation/exercise technique.

TimeLocationPerpetratorsVictimsNumber of victims1975 to 1979CambodiaKhmer RougePublic1.7 to 2 million

This massacre of almost 25% of the population of Cambodia was perpetrated by the Khmer Rouge during the Democratic Kampuchea (DK) communist regime headed by the late Pol Pot. 2 Their goal was to forcibly convert Cambodia into a peasant state.

Intellectuals were particularly targeted. "The Cambodian genocide is unique, though, in that for many years it remained largely undocumented, and is only now being investigated for the purposes of bringing its perpetrators to justice." 3 Tens of thousands of pages of records, over 10,000 photos, and other material are being systematically documented by specialists at Yale University, the Documentation Center of Cambodia, and the University of New South Wales. Included are maps showing the locations of more than 5,000 mass grave sites -- the "killing fields."

After a delay of almost three and a half decades, genocide trials began on 2009-FEB-17 with the trial of Kaing Kech leu, a.k.a. Duch. He headed the S-21 torture center in Tuoi Dlrnh during the 1970s. Between 1975 and 1979, about 17,000 men, women and children were sent to the interrogation center. Only 14 adults and 5 children survived. Four other trials will follow: Nuon Chea, Pol Pot's "Brother Number Two"; Ieng Sary, the Khmer Rouge Foreign Minister; his wife Ieng Thirith, who was Minister of Social Affairs; and Khieu Samphan, who served as President. 15 The Khmer Rouge leader, Pol Pot, died peacefully in 1998 without having been brought to justice.

TimeLocationPerpetratorsVictimsNumber of victims1975 to 1999East TimorMuslimsRoman Catholics200,000

In 1974-APR, the overthrow of Portuguese dictator Marcelo Caetano led to self-government for East Timor, a Portuguese colony. On 1975-DEC-7, Indonesian army invaded East Timor and took over control of the half-island. About 100,000 of the original population of 600,000 died during the first year of occupation. The military

"used harsh tactics to coerce cooperation from the people and solidify Indonesian rule. These methods have included forced migration, rape and forced sterilization, forced military service, torture, murder, and harassment." By 1999, "One in four East Timorese is thought to have lost his or her life in the struggle." 4

TimeLocationPerpetratorsVictimsNumber of victims1985SudanMainly Muslim militia and governmentInitially, mostly Animists & Christiaas; now mainly MuslimsAbout 200,000 deaths; millions dislocated

The country has had a series of military conflicts since the late 19th century. Its most recent civil was was partly triggered by the discovery of oil in southern Sudan and an increase effort by the Muslim government in the North to convert residents in the south from Animism and Christianity to Islam by force. A fragile peace agreement was in place by 2004. However, it did not include the Darfur region in western Sudan.

An armed rebellion in Darfur by the Sudanese People's Liberation Army (SPLA) and the Justice and Equality Movement has been countered mainly by Arab "Janjaweed" -- a militia group armed by the central government. On the order of two million people in Darfur have been displaced. The number of deaths is unknown; the central government estimates 9,000 civilians killed. The UN estimates 200,000 deaths. Other estimates range as high as 400,000. 13,14

TimeLocationPerpetratorsVictimsNumber of victims1994RwandaMainly HutusMainly Tutsis; some moderate Hutusabout 800,000

Before 1994, about 85% of the population of Rwanda was Hutu, of Bantu origin; 10 to 14% were Tutsi, of Catalonian origin; fewer than 3% were Twa, of Pygmoid origin. During the early 1990's, the government of Rwanda carried out a program of ethnic division, raising hatred against the Tutsi minority in the country. On 1994-APR-6, president Juvenal Habyarimana was killed in a plane crash. Tutsi extremists are believed to have been responsible. The Rwandan Armed Forces and Hutu militia immediately started to systematically murder Tutsis and moderate Hutu politicians. The United Nations Assistance Mission in Rwanda, a peacekeeping force, was ordered to not intervene, because that would violate their limited, monitoring mandate. French, Belgium and American citizens were airlifted from the country. Two weeks later, the International Red Cross (IRC) estimated that tens, perhaps hundreds of thousands of Rwandans had been killed. The UN pulled 90% of its peacekeeping troops out of the country. When the killing finally stopped, about 800,000 Rwandans had been murdered in 100 days; almost all were Tutsis. Unlike many other incidences of mass crimes against humanity in the 1980's and 1990's, there was a strong ethnic component to the slaughter. 5 In 1999-MAR, the "...Human Rights Watch release[d] a report titled, 'Leave None to Tell the Story.'.. It...criticizes the U.N., the U.S., France and Belgium for knowing about preparations for the impending slaughter and not taking action to prevent the killings." 7 " The Organization of African Unity commissioned a seven-person panel to study the genocide. In its 296 page report issued in mid-2000, and titled "Rwanda: The Preventable Genocide," they determined that, among influences external to Rwanda, the United States, Belgium and France were primarily culpable. However, "within Rwanda itself, those with the heaviest responsibility were the Catholic and Anglican hierarchies and the French government." The report notes that:

"Church leaders failed to use their unique moral position among the overwhelmingly Christian population to denounce ethnic hatred and human rights abuse." 10 " ...both Anglicans and RCs [Roman Catholics] were widely seen as siding with the Hutu killers, as a result of which their sanctuary status was lost. A number of bishops and priests were killed by the re-invading Tutsi. It can be said that Islam alone (1% of the population) has consistently supported the interests of all ethnic groups equally." 6

About 75% of the Tutsi population were killed in the genocide. Court trials are underway