Armenian Genocide

Have you even wondered what the Armenian genocide was about and what acts were performed during this genocide? About 1.5 million people died.The goal of the Armenian genocide was to kill armenians living in the Ottoman Empire

Who were the Armenians?

The Armenian people have made their home in caucasus region of Europe [the area where mountains divide Asia and Europe apart] for some 3,000 years". It is still illegal to talk in Turkey about what happened to armenians during this time. Because they don’t want to admit the bad things they did.

How did it start?

After this conflict happens the situation became molded into what is known as an “us” and “them” situation. Meaning the Armenian civilians that were living in the Ottoman Empire were looked upon as “them”, a separate inferior group because they were looked at as so different from the Armenian people that were associated with the armenian government. Ethnic groups are groups that pushed themselves apart from each other because they had different thoughts. ‘after all other ethnic groups separated themselves it kind of worked out like a triangle" The ottomans and the Turks didn't have the same think process and thought differently and then they ended up separating themselves.

What happened?

When the armenian people wanted to turn things around their old leader was kicked out of government. They arrange in a group of reformers that were called the young turks. And their goal was to establish a more conservative government. The armenian people were tired of the things that their old corrupt government was doing. And wanted a change"non Turks–and especially Christian non Turks–were a grave threat to the new state which led to a corrupt government

so the "Young Turks" did the killing. " At first the people of Armenia thought they were being lead into the correct direction to success but they later on realized that the only reason why the young Turks were there was to turn the government into a more Turkish kind of style."The Armenians were an enemy force, they argue, and their slaughter was a necessary war measure"

People killed during the genocide

What were the consequences?

When the armenian people wanted to turn things around their old leader was kicked out of government. They arrange in a group of reformers that were called the young turks. And their goal was to establish a more conservative government. The armenian people were tired of the things that their old corrupt government was doing. And wanted a change"non Turks–and especially Christian non Turks–were a grave threat to the new state which led to a corrupt government

so the "Young Turks" did the killing. " At first the people of Armenia thought they were being lead into the correct direction to success but they later on realized that the only reason why the young Turks were there was to turn the government into a more Turkish kind of style."The Armenians were an enemy force, they argue, and their slaughter was a necessary war measure"

Conclusion

All I want you to remember is the significance and hard struggle these people had to deal with. And I also want you to take into consideration how many people were killed in the act and the toll and effect it had on the civilians of armenian. It left them with a great dark past that many of them try to forget. The people of armenia were under a lot of pressure in the time of this and will probably never forget.

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