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CameronMaier
Mrs.Barnes
English112
25March2015
TheGwordthenewestcurse.
1,300,000.ThisishowmanypeoplediedintheOttomanEmpiresattempttorid
themselvesoftheArmenianpopulation(
Armenian).TheTurksandtheTurkishgovernment
stillrefusetheexistenceofthegenocidetothisday(deWaal).TheArmenianGenocideisa
terribleactofviolencethatdeservestoberecognizedinordertopreventfurthersufferingand
genocides.
ThesufferingstartedinJanuaryof1915.AftertheOttomanEmpiresdefeatbythe
Russians
atSarikamis,theTurksblamedtheArmeniansforthelossandevenforsidingwiththe
Russians.TheTurkishgovernmentgottoworkrightaway.First,theystrippedthemoftheir
clothesandtheirdignity.ThenallArmeniansweredeportedinanactofretaliation.The
civilianswhichhadpreviouslybeenshelteredfromthemassacres,weretakenbytraintothe
desertandshot.Meanwhile,theArmeniansintheTurkisharmywereexecuted.Next,23,405
Armenianswereroundupinthecapitalcity,tortured,andlaterkilledinAngora(Armenian).
Then,therealexterminationstarted.TheTurkishgovernmentpassedalawthat

authorizedthemilitaryauthoritiestotakeanyactiondeemednecessaryagainstthepopulations
ofcitiesorvillagessuspectedofespionageortreason(Armenian).Thegovernment
authorizedthemilitarytodowhatevertheywanttotheArmenianpeople.Afterthatlawwas
passed,onemillionArmeniansweredeportedandkilledenroutetothedesertsofSyria.The

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menwerekilledfirst.Thenthewomenandchildrenwereeithertakentoworkcampsorkilled
later.TheTurksdidterriblethingstothewomensuchasrapeandsomeArmenianwomenwere
evenburnedalive.Duringthegenocide,awaytogastheArmenianswascreated.Theirmethod
isverysimilartoAdolfHitlersgaschambersonlymoreprimitive,becausetheTurkstrappedthe
Armeniansincavesandthrewgasgrenadesin(Armenian).
Todaythebattlestillrages.Thoughmorepeoplearentdying,theTurkishgovernment
continuestodenytheexistenceofthegenocide.Theyevenopenlystatedthattheywere
disappointedinthePopewhenhereferredtoitwiththeGword(Turkey).TheArmenian
peoplehaveneverbeencompensatedfortheirsuffering.EvenintheUnitedStatesofAmerica,
whereapersoncanspeakhisorhermind,thegovernmenthasnotdeclaredthetravestyasa
genocide.
100yearslatertheArmenianpeoplearenotinternationallyrecognizedasanoppressed
people.100yearslatertheTurkishgovernmenthasnotpaidfortheircrimesandhasgotaway
withkilling1,300,000Armenians.Theyareamodeltothosewhoarecorruptenoughtotryto
exterminatearaceandgetawaywithit.

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