100 Days of Murder: The Rwandan Genocide, April 6 - June 22, 1994.
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100 Days of Murder:The Rwandan Genocide, April 6 - June 22, 1994
The Origins the Rwandan GenocideThe Kingdom of Rwanda: Tutsis and Hutus
1890Germany awarded Rwanda
1918-1962Rwanda under the Belgians: Constructing EthnicDivisions, Racism, and New Hatreds
1959Hutu Emancipation Movement
Rwandan Independence, Hutu Nationalism, 20,000 Dead Tutsis
1964/1974 Pogroms against Tutsis
Rwandese Patriotic Front (Tutsis) Invades
1993-1994Preparation for Genocide: Racist Propaganda and the Interahamwe Hutu Militias
January 1994UN Commander learns of genocide plans; UN, USA, France, Russia, and China refuse material aid.
Timeline of Genocide (1994)April 6 Hutu Presidents Jet Shot-Down - Signal for Murder Hutu Militias round up and kill Tutsis and Hutu political opponents; UN Soldiers unable to prevent escalation of violence.
April-July 800-900,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus murdered (equals Auschwitz efficiency); machetes weapon of choice; United Nations and Great Powers Do Nothing.
April 29 UN concedes that acts of genocide may have been committed; 500,000 Rwandans killed.
June 22 French intervene, do little to stop killing
July Tutsi Rebels of RPF defeat Hut government and end genocide; Millions of Hutus, fearing retribution, flee to Congo, provoking a new war that leads to 3 million more deaths and continues today.
1998 President Bill Clinton travels to Rwanda and apologizes for American inaction during the Genocide. 5000 American troops could have saved 400,000 lives.
The Interahamwe: The Killers
Counting the Dead
Orphans of the Genocide
A Century of Mass Murder:CountryYearsApproximate Toll
Soviet Union (Stalin)1930s-50s10-20 million
Mao Tse Tung1950s-1960s20-30 million
The Holocaust (Hitler)1939-19456 million
Japan in China1937-19455+ million
Cambodia (Pol Pot)1975-19761.7 million
North Korea (Kim il Jung)1994-95c. 1-2 million
Armenia (Turkey)19151.2 million
Darfur (Sudan)Ongoing250,000 & Counting