The Armenian Genocide

By Derrick Boehler

The Armenian Genocide was also known s the Armenian Holocaust. The Armenian Genocide is that bad events that were committed against the Armenian people of the Ottoman Empire during World War I. A genocide is the organized killing of a people for the express purpose of putting an end to their ways. The Armenian Genocide was centrally planned and administered by the Turkish government against the entire Armenian population of the Ottoman Empire. It took place during World War I between the years 1915 and 1918. The Armenian people were subjected to several tragic things at the time such as deportation, exportation, abduction, torture, massacre, and also starvation. A very large amount of the population of the Armenian were forcibly moved from their country to places such as Syria. There they were then sent to the desert.

The people responsible for the Armenian Genocide was made by the political party in power in the Ottoman Empire. This was also the committee of union and progress and are popularly known as the young turks. The massacres, expulsions, and further mistreatment of the Armenians between 1920 and 1923 were carried by the Turkish Nationalists, who represented a new political movement opposed to the Young Turks, but who shared a common ideology of ethnic exclusivity.

About one and a half million Armenians perished between 1915 and 1923. There were about two million Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire on the time before World War 1. Around over about a million were deported in 1915. There was also hundreds of thousands butchered right away. Many others died of starvation, exhaustion, and epidemics which ravaged the consecration camps.There were approximately around 1,800,000 Armenians living under Russian dominion. There were also a majority of the Armenians in Constantinople who were spared separation.

There were many different witnesses to the Armenian Genocide. Although the young turk government and imposed restrictions on reporting and photographing. There were also a lot of foreigners in the Ottoman Empire who had witnessed the deportations.Foremost among the witnesses there were the U.S. diplomatic representatives and American missionaries to. They were also the first to send news to the outside world about the unfolding genocide. Some of the reports made by Americans made the headline of the news in the Americans and Western media.

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