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Causes of Armenian Genocide
An in-depth exploration of the causes of and influences on the genocide experienced by the Armenian people.
# 113091 | 6,449 words | 14 sources | APA | 2009 | US

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The study provides an analysis of the causes and motives of Armenian genocide, an analysis of regional events such as World War I that may have influenced it, and an analysis of the international events that might have had an effect on it. The paper points out that the causes and motives of the genocide will likely differ depending on who is asking and who is asked, but historians agree that the Armenian people have experienced a fundamental clash of civilizations that has left them ravaged, demoralized and dispersed to countries around the world. The paper includes a map of Armenia and a huge amount of source material as appendices to the paper.

Review and Discussion

From the Paper:

"The Armenian people were not the only ones to experience the ravages of the 19th and 20th centuries, of course, but it would seem that they have endured more than their fair share of violence throughout their lengthy history. In fact, U.S. government analysts concede that, "Armenia prides itself on being the first nation to formally adopt Christianity (early 4th century). Despite periods of autonomy, over the centuries Armenia came under the sway of various empires including the Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Persian, and Ottoman. During World War I in the western portion of Armenia, Ottoman Turkey instituted a policy of forced resettlement coupled with other harsh practices that resulted in an estimated 1 million Armenian deaths" (Armenia 2)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Adalian, Rouben P. "The Armenian Genocide." In Totten, Samuel, William S. Parsons and Israel W. Charny (Eds.). A Century of Genocide: Critical Essays and Eyewitness Accounts. New York, 2004.
  • "Armenia." (2008). In CIA World Factbook. [Online]. Available: library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/am.html.
  • Barkawi, Tarak and Mark Laffey. Democracy, Liberalism, and War: Rethinking the Democratic Peace Debate. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, 2001.
  • Baronian, Leon. (2007, February 22). "Armenian Genocide." The Washington Times: A18.
  • Bloxham, Donald. (2005, June). "Rethinking the Armenian Genocide: Ninety Years Ago This Summer Saw the Start of the Armenian Genocide in Turkey. In His Account of the Complex Historical Background to These Events Donald Bloxham Focuses on the Issue of Great Power Involvement." History Today 55(6): 28.

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