Rwanda Collapse

Colin Daniels and Will Brannan


Rwanda was able to endure stability through hard times because of their strong central government, social unity and outside allies helping out.

Reasons for Sustainment

1) Strong Central Government

2) Social Unity

3) Outside Help

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Centralized Government

The Rwandan government is a Republic with both aspects of a Democracy and Dictatorship in some areas of their leadership. They have direct relationships for the UN committee and many nations that are part of it also. Primarily Hutu government and the Tutsi-led Rwandan Patriotic Front are divisions of their government. To supervise the government from declaring war, they expand their demilitarized zone, and to monitor security during events like elections.
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Social Unity

Rwanda was able to sustain collapse from social unity. During the 100 day genocide, the Tutsi were able to combine forces and rally against the Hutu’s in order to survive. The united from the social oppression they were facing, which became important. This was important because then when the genocide was over, they were able to help rebuild their population and country as one equal group. They were also able to then call for allied forces to help them.

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Above, UNIFEM offices across the Central Africa region have organized and participated in events related to the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence campaign

Outside Help

Because of the social unity that occurred, the Tutsi’s were able to wait for the UN forces to come and help them. These outside forces helped not only protect the tutsi and end the genocide but then rebuild the culture as a whole. The UN was able to bring much needed resources and help to stabilize this country. Without the aid that was brought into the country, it would not have been able to survive the genocide.

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Works Cited

Bartrop, Paul R. "Jacques-Roger Booh-Booh." Modern Genocide: Understanding Causes and Consequences. ABC-CLIO, 2012. Web. 4 Mar. 2014. <>.


Blackwell, Amy Hackney. "International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda." Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society. ABC-CLIO, 16 Feb. 2006. Web. 28 Feb. 2014. <>.

This artical is a creditable source because the author is well known and has been a journalist for many years. The artical is also up to date because it was published February 16, under a month ago. IT also has significant information to this project. (Colin)

"History." N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Feb. 2014.

This website is current because it was updated in 2014. This website is also trustworthy because it is Rwanda's government webpage and used to educate people on their country and on their past. - Will Brannan

Pierpaoli, Paul G. "Rwanda: The Preventable Genocide." Modern Genocide: Understanding Causes and Consequences. ABC-CLIO, 2012. Web. 27 Feb. 2014. <>.


"Rwanda." Modern Genocide: Understanding Causes and Consequences. ABC-CLIO, 2012. Web. 27 Feb. 2014. <>.

The Tutsis conquered the Hutus and ruled through an elaborate feudal system. migrated from the Congo River basin during the seventh to 10th centuries. . The Belgians held Rwanda as a United Nations (UN) trust territory after World War II. This is a creditable source because the artical recent. (-Colin)