Genocides in history
Genocide is the deliberate and systematic destruction, in whole or in part, of an ethnic, racial, religious or national group. The term was coined in 1944 by Raphael Lemkin. It is defined in Article 2...
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Armenian massacre: Why Turkey won't say the G-word
CNN Religion Commentator Father Edward Beck explains why Pope Francis chose Sunday to refer to mass killings of Armenians by Turks during WWII as 'genocide.'
Genocide definitions
This is a list of scholarly and international legal definitions of genocide, a word coined with genos (Greek: birth, kind, race) and an English suffix -cide by Raphael Lemkin in 1944. The precise etym...
Population history of American indigenous peoples
The population figure for Indigenous peoples in the Americas before the 1492 voyage of Christopher Columbus has proven difficult to establish. Scholars rely on archaeological data and written records ...
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Conquest of the Desert
The Conquest of the Desert (Spanish: Conquista del desierto) was a military campaign directed mainly by General Julio Argentino Roca in the 1870s with the intent to establish Argentine dominance o...
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War of the Triple Alliance
The Paraguayan War (Spanish: Guerra del Paraguay; Portuguese: Guerra do Paraguai), also known as the War of the Triple Alliance (Spanish: Guerra de la Triple Alianza; Portuguese: Guerr...
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Australian genocide debate
The history wars in Australia are an ongoing public debate over the interpretation of the history of the British colonisation of Australia and development of contemporary Australian society (particula...
War in the Vendée
The War in the Vendée (1793 to 1796; French: Guerre de Vendée) was an uprising in the Vendée region of France during the French Revolution. The Vendée is a coastal region, located immediately sout...
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Herero and Namaqua Genocide
Herero and Namaqua Genocide was a campaign of racial extermination and collective punishment that the government of German South-West Africa (modern-day Namibia) undertook against the Herero and Nama ...
Herero and Namaqua Genocide - Wikipedia
Cromwellian conquest of Ireland
The Cromwellian conquest of Ireland or Cromwellian war in Ireland (1649–53) refers to the conquest of Ireland by the forces of the English Parliament, led by Oliver Cromwell, during the Wars of the Th...
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Cromwellian Plantation
Plantations in 16th and 17th century Ireland were the confiscation of land by the English crown and the colonisation of this land with settlers from England and the Scottish Lowlands.They followed sma...
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Great Irish Famine
The Great Famine (Irish: an Gorta Mór) was a period of mass starvation, disease and emigration in Ireland between 1845 and 1852. It is sometimes referred to, mostly outside Ireland, as the Irish P...
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Muhajir (Caucasus)
The Ethnic cleansing of Circassians refers to the massive emigration (so called muhajirism) and expulsion of the Muslim indigenous Circassians of historical Circassia, which roughly encompassed major ...
Caucasian War
The Caucasian War of 1817–1864 was an invasion of the Caucasus by the Russian Empire which resulted in Russia's annexation of the areas of the North Caucasus, and the Ethnic cleansing of Circassians. ...
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Zunghar Khanate
The Dzungar Khanate was a khaganate on the Eurasian Steppe. It covered the area called Dzungaria and stretched from the west end of the Great Wall of China to present-day eastern Kazakhstan, and from ...
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Armenian Genocide
The Armenian Genocide (Armenian: Հայոց Ցեղասպանություն Hayots Tseghaspanutyun), also known as the Armenian Holocaust, the Armenian Massacres and, traditionally by Armenians, as Medz Yeghern (Armen...
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Assyrian Genocide
The Assyrian genocide (also known as Sayfo or Seyfo, Syriac: ܩܛܠܐ ܕܥܡܐ ܣܘܪܝܝܐ or ܣܝܦܐ) refers to the mass slaughter of the Assyrian population of the Ottoman Empire during the First World War, in ...
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Greek genocide
The Greek genocide, part of which is known as the Pontic genocide, was the systematic ethnic cleansing of the Christian Ottoman Greek population from its historic homeland in Asia Minor, central Anato...
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Dersim genocide
The Dersim rebellion was a Kurdish uprising against the Turkish government in the Dersim region of eastern Turkey, which includes parts of Tunceli Province, Elazığ Province, and Bingöl Province. The r...
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Human rights in the Soviet Union
The Soviet Union was a single-party state where the Communist Party officially ruled the country. All key positions in the institutions of the state were occupied by members of the Party. The state pr...
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Population transfer in the Soviet Union
Population transfer in the Soviet Union may be classified into the following broad categories: deportations of "anti-Soviet" categories of population, often classified as "enemies of workers," deporta...
Population transfer in the Soviet Union - Wikipedia
Famines in Russia and USSR
Droughts and famines in Russia and the Soviet Union tended to occur on a fairly regular basis, with famine occurring every 10–13 years and droughts every 5–7 years. Golubev and Dronin distinguish thr...
Famines in Russia and USSR - Wikipedia
Decossackization
Decossackization (Russian: Расказачивание, Raskazachivaniye) was the Bolshevik policy of systematic repressions against Cossacks of the Russian Empire, especially of the Don and the Kuban, between 19...
Great Purge
The Great Purge was a campaign of political repression in the Soviet Union which occurred from 1936 to 1940. It involved a large-scale purge of the Communist Party and government officials, repressio...
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Gulag
The Gulag (Russian: ГУЛАГ, GULAG; [ɡʊˈlak]) was the government agency that administered the main Soviet forced labor camp systems during the Stalin era, from the 1930s until the 1950s. While the ...
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Holodomor
The Holodomor (Ukrainian: Голодомор, "Extermination by hunger" or "Hunger-extermination"; derived from морити голодом, "to kill by starvation") was a man-made famine in the Ukrainian Soviet Social...
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Sürgün
The forcible deportation of the Crimean Tatars from Crimea was ordered by Joseph Stalin as a form of collective punishment for alleged collaboration with the Nazi occupation regime in Taurida Subdistr...
Polish operation of the NKVD
The Polish Operation of the NKVD security force in 1937–1938 was a top secret mass operation of the NKVD against purported Polish agents in the Soviet Union during the period of the Great Purge. It wa...
The Holocaust
The Holocaust (from the Greek ὁλόκαυστος holókaustos: hólos, "whole" and kaustós, "burnt"), also known as the Shoah (Hebrew: השואה, HaShoah, "the catastrophe"), was a genocide in which approximately ...
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