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  • Slide 1
  • The End of the Armenian Genocide and WWI
  • Slide 2
  • How could genocide be stopped? Answer on the back How do you define genocide? Answer in the box
  • Slide 3
  • Were the Turks justified by killing the Armenian population? Document your evidence in the top left box
  • Slide 4
  • Did the Turks commit genocide? In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: (a) Killing members of the group; (b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; (c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; (d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; (e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.
  • Slide 5
  • How did the post-WWI time period make an attempt to address genocide? I have 14 Points
  • Slide 6
  • 14 Points in a genocide class V. A free, open-minded, and absolutely impartial adjustment of all colonial claims, based upon a strict observance of the principle that in determining all such questions of sovereignty the interests of the populations concerned must have equal weight with the equitable claims of the government whose title is to be determined. XII. The Turkish portion of the present Ottoman Empire should be assured a secure sovereignty, but the other nationalities which are now under Turkish rule should be assured an undoubted security of life and an absolutely unmolested opportunity of autonomous development. XIV. A general association of nations must be formed under specific covenants for the purpose of affording mutual guarantees of political independence and territorial integrity to great and small states alike.
  • Slide 7
  • Peace Treaty of Sevres ARTICLE 62. A Commission sitting at Constantinople and composed of three members appointed by the British, French and Italian Governments respectively shall draft within six months from the coming into force of the present Treaty a scheme of local autonomy for the predominantly Kurdish areas lying east of the Euphrates, south of the southern boundary of Armenia as it may be hereafter determined, and north of the frontier of Turkey with Syria and Mesopotamia, as defined in Article 27, II (2) and (3). If unanimity cannot be secured on any question, it will be referred by the members of the Commission to their respective Governments. The scheme shall contain full safeguards for the protection of the Assyro-Chaldeans and other racial or religious minorities within these areas, and with this object a Commission composed of British, French, Italian, Persian and Kurdish representatives shall visit the spot to examine and decide what rectifications, if any, should be made in the Turkish frontier where, under the provisions of the present Treaty, that frontier coincides with that of Persia.
  • Slide 8
  • Peace Treaty of Sevres ARTICLE 88. Turkey, in accordance with the action already taken by the Allied Powers, hereby recognises Armenia as a free and independent State. ARTICLE 89. Turkey and Armenia as well as the other High Contracting Parties agree to submit to the arbitration of the President of the United States of America the question of the frontier to be fixed between Turkey and Armenia in the vilayets of Erzerum, Trebizond, Van and Bitlis, and to accept his decision thereupon, as well as any stipulations he may prescribe as to access for Armenia to the sea, and as to the demilitarisation of any portion of Turkish territory adjacent to the said frontier.
  • Slide 9
  • Peace Treaty of Sevres ARTICLE 62. A Commission sitting at Constantinople and composed of three members appointed by the British, French and Italian Governments respectively shall draft within six months from the coming into force of the present Treaty a scheme of local autonomy for the predominantly Kurdish areas lying east of the Euphrates, south of the southern boundary of Armenia as it may be hereafter determined, and north of the frontier of Turkey with Syria and Mesopotamia, as defined in Article 27, II (2) and (3). If unanimity cannot be secured on any question, it will be referred by the members of the Commission to their respective Governments. The scheme shall contain full safeguards for the protection of the Assyro-Chaldeans and other racial or religious minorities within these areas, and with this object a Commission composed of British, French, Italian, Persian and Kurdish representatives shall visit the spot to examine and decide what rectifications, if any, should be made in the Turkish frontier where, under the provisions of the present Treaty, that frontier coincides with that of Persia.
  • Slide 10
  • The New Ottoman Empire Occupied by the Allies Turkey Gone
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  • Create a League of Nations Article 23 Subject to and in accordance with the provisions of international conventions existing or hereafter to be agreed upon, the Members of the League: will endeavour to secure and maintain fair and humane conditions of labour for men, women, and children, both in their own countries and in all countries to which their commercial and industrial relations extend. undertake to secure just treatment of the native inhabitants of territories under their control;
  • Slide 12
  • Raphael Lemkin Polish Lawyer Alive during WWI Fled from the Nazis Coins term genocide http://www.youtube.com/wat ch?v=uCebMq-GmH4 My pick up line is simply I worked to coin the term genocide. Does that impress you?
  • Slide 13
  • How did the post-WWI time period make an attempt to address genocide? Create a political cartoon
  • Slide 14
  • Summary After WWI and the killing of Armenians attempts by the victors of WWI were made to stop future killings. Those attempts were included in the 14 Points, Treaty of Sevres, the creation of a League of Nations and the work of Raphael Lemkin

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