Genocides past and present

Alyssa Bogart

What is genocide?

The definition of genocide is ' the deliberate and systematic destruction, in whole or in part, of an ethnic, racial, caste, religious, or national group. It has been the cause of millions of deaths all over the earth. It is also when members forceably tell someone that they have to change religion.


Past genocides.

There have been many different genocides in the past. There was the Armenia genocide, that was the cause of more than one million deaths because of poor living conditions. And the holocaust in Germany, that was the cause of about 10 million deaths. And in Cambodia that killed approximately 1.7 and 2 million people.


Who was killed in the holocaust?

Genocides today?

Syrian genocide

Since march 2011 there have been mank killings of pro democratic citizens in Syria. Attacks on civilians by the al-assad régime have gotten worse because the government has started to be involved. The death toll has reached 700,000 people by July 2011. They use gas and guns to exterminate the citizens


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