Genocide in Rwanda By: Noah vanhook

On April 6, 1994, and continuing on for 100 days, a genocide was happening in a small country in Africa called Rwanda. 800,000 to 850,000 people were murdered. The genocide was toward the Tutsi people. Factions were being organized in the government, the elimination of the Tutsi people was being controlled by their next store neighbor, the Hutu. Individuals were not killed because most of them were criminal or law abiding, lazy or hardworking, man, woman, or child, they were killed because they were Tutsi.

The genocide in Rwanda and the Holocaust are closely related. In the Holocaust they were trying to kill all of the jews. The genocide in Rwanda was toward the the Tutsi people.

Genocides have several characteristics in common: (1) racial hatred (2) scapegoating (3) characterization of a minority (4) an organized killing plan (5)and the means to carry out mass murders.

Rwanda is known as the land of a thousand hills, it is a hilly country that is 3,280 feet above sea level.It has been protected from hostile tribes and slave traders because it is surrounded by mountains, lakes, and marshes. Farming is very good do to its weather and fertile soil.Rwanda is a massive garden.

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