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"They Can Live in the Desert but Nowhere Else" – A History of the Armenian Genocide (Human Rights and Crimes against Humanity) by Ronald Grigor Suny

Hey everyone so last time we talk about “Pol Pot Genocide Cambodian now here I am again a lost account of Genocide of Armenian people, the present-day Republic of Turkey adamantly denies that a genocide was committed against the Armenians. If you haven't check that check that after reading this (click on Pol Pot Genocide Cambodian for link)

Let me clear the definition of Genocide because mostly still use word genocide too commonly without knowing the meaning of the word “The deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular nation or ethnic group by the State”

It was the idea of “Pure Breed nation” and “Ethnical Cleansing” which later adopt by Nazis

If you want to know in short what happened is:-

A hundred years ago, amid the upheaval of World War I, this village and countless others across eastern Anatolia became killing fields as the desperate leadership of the Ottoman Empire, having lost the Balkans and facing the prospect of losing its Arab territories as well, saw a threat closer to home.

Worried that the Armenian population was planning to align with Russia, a primary enemy of the Ottoman Turks, officials embarked on what historians have called the first genocide of the 20th century: Nearly 1.5 million Armenians were killed, some in massacres like the one here, others in forced marches to the Syrian desert that left them starved to death.

In details:-

In 1890, Abdul Hamid created a paramilitary outfit known as the Hamidiye, which was mostly made up of Kurdish irregulars tasked to "deal with the Armenians as they wished”

On 1 October 1895, 2,000 Armenians assembled in Constantinople to petition for the implementation of the reforms, but Ottoman police units violently broke the rally up. Soon, massacres of Armenians broke out in Constantinople and then engulfed the rest of the Armenian-populated provinces of Bitlis, Diyarbekir, Erzurum, Harput, Sivas, Trebizond and Van.

In 1912, the First Balkan War broke out and ended with the defeat of the Ottoman Empire as well as the loss of 85% of its European territory.

"Turkish prisoners who had apparently witnessed some of these scenes were horrified and maddened at remembering the sight. They told the Russians that the stench of the burning human flesh permeated the air for many days after". Genocide scholar Vahakn Dadrian wrote that 80,000 Armenians in 90 villages across the Muş plain were burned in "stables and haylofts".

Historians argue that the mass confiscation of Armenian properties was an important factor in forming the economic basis of the Turkish Republic while endowing Turkey's economy with capital. The mass confiscation of properties provided the opportunity for ordinary lower class Turks (i.e. peasantry, soldiers, and laborers) to rise to the ranks of the middle class. Contemporary Turkish historian Uğur Ümit Üngör asserts that "the elimination of the Armenian population left the state an infrastructure of Armenian property, which was used for the progress of Turkish (settler) communities. In other words: the construction of an Turkish "national economy" was unthinkable without the destruction and expropriation of Armenians.

In all, it is estimated that up to a million and a half Armenians perished at the hands of Ottoman and Turkish military and paramilitary forces and through atrocities intentionally inflicted to eliminate the Armenian demographic presence in Turkey. In the process, the population of historic Armenia at the eastern extremity of Anatolia was wiped off the map. With their disappearance, an ancient people which had inhabited the Armenian highlands for three thousand years lost its historic homeland and was forced into exile and a new diasporas.

Articles Links:-







Books Links:-

  1. "They Can Live in the Desert but Nowhere Else" – A History of the Armenian Genocide (Human Rights and Crimes against Humanity)

  2. The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America's Response by Peter Balakian

  3. A Shameful Act: The Armenian Genocide and the Question of Turkish Responsibility by Taner Akcam

  4. The Young Turks' Crime against Humanity: The Armenian Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Ottoman Empire

Movies Names:-

  1. Intent to Destroy: Death, Denial, & Depiction is a 2017 documentary film directed by Joe Berlinger about the Armenian Genocide.

  2. The Promise, a 2017 movie directed by Terry George and starring Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon and Christian Bale.

  3. The Armenian Genocide is a 2006 television documentary film exploring the Ottoman Empire killings of more than one million Armenians during World War I.

  4. Orphans of the Genocide is a 2013 television film written and directed by American-Armenian filmmaker Bared Maronian.

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