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To What Extent Was the Rwanda Genocide and Example of Root-and-Branch Genocide?

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To what extent was the Rwanda genocide an example of root-and-branch genocide?

To what extent was the Rwanda genocide and example of root-and-branch genocide?
Plan of the Investigation:
While seeking for my Internal Assessment topic I came across the topic Rwandan Genocide and immediately became interested. The term genocide is a term formally used to describe the act of violence towards members of a national, ethical, racial or religious group. (Farlex) The Rwandan Genocide was a mass murdering of minority groups, killing approximately 800,000 men, women, and children. This immediately made me think what connection this certain genocide   have to the term the root-and-branch genocide, a recent term that was mentioned but not fully described in my research of the Rwanda Genocide. The term root-and-branch is when the murders that are killing a certain population go beyond just male adults, and kill women and children as well. (Jones 465)To an extent the Rwanda Genocide is an example of a Root-and-Branch Genocide, considering men, women and children of a certain minority were involved in this mass murdering.
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Summary of Evidence:
Being that the term genocide is a term formally used to describe the act of violence towards members of a national, ethical, racial or religious group. (Farlex) An In diction terms the term Root-and-Branch is “on a large scale or without discrimination; wholesale “(Farlex). The Rwanda genocide is a 1994 mass murdering approximately killing 800,000 men, women, and children. The mass murder took an estimate of 100 days by the order of the Hutus extremists in the Rwandan government, military, and even militias. In the year 1894-1916 Rwandan was conquered over by Germans but as the years went by in 1916 through 1962 Belgium had taken and used a strategy known as the “divide-to-rule” the strategy was put in place to control over the ethical groups. In Rwanda the population consisted of minorities which were Tutsi that...

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