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By Dale C. Tatum

On the finish of worldwide battle II, the overseas group deemed genocide against the law opposed to humanity. but, on the sunrise of the twenty-first century it has happened many times. This publication explains why genocide started to happen within the twenty-first century and why the us has been useless at fighting it and preventing it as soon as it occurs.

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That is why there is indifference and inaction when genocide occurs. The victims of genocide in Bosnia, Rwanda, Darfur, Kosovo, and elsewhere have been causalities of this war. Many more victims will die unless it ends. A comprehensive blueprint for reconciliation already exists—NorthSouth, the report of the Brandt Commission. Essentially it calls for more western aid and more Third World responsibility. However, it needs to be modified to take into effect the negative impact that globalization has had on Third World and western countries.

The victims of genocide in Bosnia, Rwanda, Darfur, Kosovo, and elsewhere have been causalities of this war. Many more victims will die unless it ends. A comprehensive blueprint for reconciliation already exists—NorthSouth, the report of the Brandt Commission. Essentially it calls for more western aid and more Third World responsibility. However, it needs to be modified to take into effect the negative impact that globalization has had on Third World and western countries. To end the current Cold War, the world must also be made safe for diversity.

The two groups share too many similar traits to be classified as separate ethnic groups. The Hutu and the Tutsi speak the same language (Kinyarwanda), live in the same area, intermarry, belong to the same clan, and follow the same traditions. To a great extent, Hutus and Tutsis are separate castes rather than separate ethnic groups. Classification by the colonial authorities into one group or the other was often arbitrary. So it was that German, and later Belgian colonizers developed a system of categories for different “tribes” that was largely a function of aesthetic impressions.

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