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  1. A Sobering Look atThe Modern World Genocide, War, Disease, Foes…

  2. Genocide • The killing of an entire people; deliberate attempt to destroy an entire religious or ethnic group.

  3. Armenian Genocide • (1915-1918) • Resulted in 1,500,000 deaths • Often overshadowed by WW I, the first genocide of the 20thcentury • Occurred when two million Armenians living in Turkey were eliminated from their historic homeland through forced deportations and massacres.

  4. Ukrainian Genocide • (1932-1933) • Resulted in 7,000,000 deaths • Joseph Stalin was responsible for setting in motion events designed to cause a famine in the Ukraine to destroy the people there seeking independence from his rule • People were deprived of the food they had grown with their own hands. Did you know that Stalin was responsible for more deaths than Hitler?

  5. Nanking Massacre • (1937-1938) • Resulted in 300,000 deaths • In December of 1937, the Japanese Imperial Army marched into China’s capital city of Nanking and proceeded to murder 300,000 out of 600,000 civilians and soldiers in the city. • The six weeks of carnage would become known as the Rape of Nanking.

  6. Cambodian Genocide • (1975-1979) • Resulted in 2,000,000 deaths • An attempt by Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot to form a Communist peasant farming society resulted in the deaths of 25% of the country’s population from starvation, overwork, and executions.

  7. Bosnian Genocide • (1992-1995) • Resulted in 200,000 deaths • A conflict between the three main ethnic groups, the Serbs, Croats, and Muslims resulted in genocide committed by the Serbs against the Muslims in Bosnia.

  8. Rwandan Genocide • (1994) • Resulted in close to a million deaths – approximately 800,000, in about 100 days from April to July 1994; • Conflict between the Hutus and Tutsis where the Hutu majority were the perpetrators. From a Rwandan Memorial 

  9. Darfur • a region in western Sudan where ethnic conflict causes instability, fear, violence, intimidation, and calls for action against genocide.

  10. Global warming the rise of the Earth’s surface temperature over time.

  11. AIDS • Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome • Caused by the HIV virus

  12. “the base” Islamic terrorist organization responsible for the September 11th (2001) attacks. 1957- ___ Founder of al Qaeda, the terrorist network responsible for the attacks of September 11, 2001, and other attacks. • Al-Qaeda • Osama bin Laden

  13. Saddam Hussein • (1937-2006) • President of Iraq from 1979 to 2003 • Established a brutal dictatorship • Suppressed all dissent • Led Iraq into wars with Iran (1980-1990) and Kuwait (1991) • Was removed from power in 2003 by U.S.-led forces.

  14. North Korea Kim Jong Il Kim Jong Un • 1941- ____ • Dictatorial leader of North Korea; under his rule the North Korean economy has continued to deteriorate. • Took over North Korea in 2010 • Son of Kim Jong II • Hand-picked by father

  15. MahmoudAhmadinejad Leader of Iran Considered by former President G.W. Busht o be part of “an Axis of Evil” Moving forward with nuclear technology despite an international outcry to stop! NOT an ally of the United States

  16. Globalization • the process in which trade and culture link together countries around the world.