A People BetrayedA People Betrayed
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A People Betrayed

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Linda Melvern

Planned extermination of a racial minority resulted in three months of brutality consumed Rwanda in 1994. However, it was possible to prevent the murder of one million people if the international community had considered the abundant proof of genocide earlier to its origin and early phases.

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The international community discussed one of the worst historical tragedies after the Holocaust in A People Betrayed (2000). Three months of genocidal slaughter occurred during Security Council, and the UN delayed and rejected procedures. Inaction resulted in one million civilian deaths.

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Planned extermination of a racial minority resulted in three months of brutality consumed Rwanda in 1994. However, it was possible to prevent the murder of one million people if the international community had considered the abundant proof of genocide earlier to its origin and early phases.

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Tutsi and Hutu ethnical varieties were made harder by European imperialism.

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After the monarchy ended, social mistrust grew, and divisions deepened, preparing the ground for a major disaster.

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The UN ignored Dallaire's increasingly dire warnings of genocide due to other crises.

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The UN abandoned the Rwandan people as genocidal violence swept the country.

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Nations finally launched the international response after weeks of killings and media attention.

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