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By George J. Andreopoulos

The time period genocide has been used to explain quite a lot of occasions and polities, from the "final resolution of the Jewish query" in Nazi Germany to Western efforts to set up contraception and abortion courses in 3rd global international locations. it truly is those dimensions of genocide that the authors to this quantity discover, within the context either one of their historic roots and of the consequences for present and destiny foreign motion.

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Miller and Lorna Touryan Miller, "Women and Children of the Armenian Genocide," in Hovannisian, The Armenian Genocide: History, Politics, Ethics, 15272, and for the reports of American missionaries, see, in the same volume, Suzanne Elizabeth Moranian, "Bearing Witness: The Missionary Archives as Evidence of the Armenian Genocide," 10328. 33. Treatment of the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, 29192. 34. ), UN Doc. 36 (1985) (Item 57) at 7. 35. See Richard G. Hovannisian, "The Question of Altruism during the Armenian Genocide of 1915," in Embracing the Other: Philosophical, Psychological, and Historical Perspectives on Altruism, ed.

37 The treatment began with the construction of roads and bridges, and of police posts and government mansions in every large village. 38 After the Dersim rebellion had been suppressed, other Kurdish regions being "civilized" from above knew better than to resist. The Kemalist enterprise was a grandiose attempt to create a new world. Mustafa Kemal and his associates had created a vigorous new state out of the ruins of the Ottoman Empire, the Sick Man of Europe. By banning the Arabic script they destroyed all memory of the past and were free to rewrite history as they felt it should have been.

8. For this period, see Richard G. Hovannisian, Armenia on the Road to Independence, 1918 (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1967). 33 34 9. See Richard G. Hovannisian, The Republic of Armenia, vols. 12 (Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press, 1971, 1982), and "Caucasian Armenia between Imperial and Soviet Rule: The Interlude of National Independence," in Transcaucasia: Nationalism and Social Change, ed. Ronald G. Suny (Ann Arbor, MI: Michigan Slavic Publications, 1983), 25992.

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