Push and Pull Factors

By: Alyssa Hoppie

Religious Persecution

A. Country: Rwanda

B. The Hutu and Tutsi were against each other causing major conflicts. Because of their distinct features it was easy to tell which group you were from.

C. Many Rwandans fled to other parts of Africa to escape religious persecution.

D. http://www.mtholyoke.edu/~gallo22e/classweb/Website-World%20Politics/The%20Hutu.html

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Ethnic Persecution

A. Country: Ethiopia

B. Most of the Ethiopian refuges are ethnic Oromo. They are fleeing persecution from there government and other ethnic groups.

C. The Oromo's were fleeing Yemen.

D. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oromo_Liberation_Front

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Environmental Factors

A. Country: Somalia

B. The Somalian people are migrating from Somalia because of drought. The drought is preventing them from growing crops for food.

C. The Somalians are moving to Ethiopia for less drought problems.

D. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/10/somalia-drought-worst-humanitarian-crisis-_n_894072.html

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Economic Motives

A. Country: Turkey

B. Many Turks left Turkey after World War II to become workers for Germany. Many did this for higher wages.

C. The Turks went to west Germany.

D. http://www.gallagher.com/ww2/chapter21.html

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Political Factors

A. Country: Cuba

B. Fidel Castro was in power of Cuba. He set up a dictatorship. Many people were who spoke out against Castro were punished.

C. Cubans fled to America where there was not a Communist Dictatorship.

D. http://godfather.wikia.com/wiki/Fidel_Castro

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Forced Migration

A. Country: Africa

B. During the Atlantic Slave Trade many Africans were taken forcefully and shipped to different places where they would become slaves.

C. Africans were shipped to the West Indies, Brazil, and the United States.

D. http://www.neh.gov/news/archive?page=8

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