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In the modern times of man's development, we not only as a species but as proponents of the human race have passed through some questionable times. Since the ancient times of our ancestors, to the leaders of nations today, humanity itself has been thought of as expendable for a plethora of reasoning and ideologies. Death and suffering know no boundaries in regards to the pursuit of those in power. As the world of today has taken on a modern approach to the beliefs of freedom and equality, the existence of genocide being in our midst appears to be a regular and widespread event in the history of civilization. Once thought of as an impossibility in the modern world of today, genocide appears to have a stronghold in certains area and will continue to do so as the rest of the world watches in disbelief, willing to play the part of shocked spectator.

The originations of geoncide are deeply embedded in the culture and ideology of the ruling few, who in many situations inflict pain and death, almost always in the absence of justice or reasoning. To speak of genocide, one must infiltrate its past and search for the time of its conception. The term "genocide" was coined by Raphael Lemkin (1900-1959), a Polish Jewish legal scholar, in 1943 created the term genocide from the Greek word genos, meaning race, and Latin term for killing cide Acccording to Lemkin the coordinated plan of different actions aiming at the destruction of essential foundations of the life of national groups with the aim of annihilating the groups themselves described the genocidal process (L12, S4) To conclude that genocide was conceived in this era establishs a foundation for this new crime implemented by the Nazis on the Jewish masses, however while the crime was...