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noun as in mass extermination

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When taken to an extreme, hateful rhetoric by political leaders can precipitate civil wars and genocides, as was the case in the 1990s in Rwanda, where Hutu extremists used anti-Tutsi radio broadcasts to foment widespread violence.

More still are protesting the movie since parts were filmed in Xinjiang, a minority region of China facing cultural genocide from the government.

From Fortune

The starkest example of that is the human rights abuses taking place against Uyghurs and other Muslim groups in Xinjiang, where some argue a full-blown genocide is underway.

From Quartz

The war-on-fire mentality found especially fertile ground in California, a state that had emerged from the genocide and cultural destruction of tribes who understood fire and relied on its benefits to tend their land.

Kitty Genovese is not in Bosnia, but genocide resides there now.

While the world fixated on Ukraine and Syria, a near-genocide ripped through central Africa, to little international fanfare.

He was referring to the genocide of Muslims during the Bosnian War.

His latest book is An Inconvenient Genocide: Who Now Remembers The Armenians?

To get a resolution about genocide passed, he devised a letter-writing campaign.

Watchers of the Sky examines the legacy of Raphael Lemkin, the man who succeeded in making genocide an international crime.

Nuclear nightmares intermingled with Armenian and Jewish flashbacks of genocide.

The mystery of our failure at genocide forced an unpleasant decision on Benson.

In a chance encounter with angry Serb mobs in the streets of Pristina he accused the Albanians of genocide.

Genocide is defined as the extermination of a race of sapient beings.

He didn't want to be accused of genocide, since the Lani were so human in appearance.


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On this page you'll find 12 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to genocide, such as: carnage, massacre, mass murder, slaughter, annihilation, and decimation.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.