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By Richard G. Hovannisian

The a long time keeping apart our new century from the Armenian Genocide, the prototype of modern day nation-killings, have essentially replaced the political composition of the sector. nearly no Armenians stay on their historical territories in what's this present day jap Turkey. The Armenian humans have been scattered concerning the international. And a small self sufficient republic has come to interchange the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic, which used to be all that was once left of the native land because the results of Turkish invasion and Bolshevik collusion in 1920.

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It was not a genocide of biological racism nor of religious fanaticism, though both of those motives certainly influenced various perpetrators. In its nationalist terms, the genocide was a completely successful venture, especially once the Russian revolutions of 1917 fortuitously let the Ittihadists off the hook in military terms. Though the deportations and massacres did not annihilate every last Armenian, they did remove the Armenian national presence from the lands that were later to form the Republic of Turkey.

Akçam, Armenien, p. 43; Marjorie Housepian Dobkin, Smyrna 1922: The Destruction of a City (Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 1988), pp. 42, 46. For a breakdown of the figures, see Zürcher, “Young Turks,” p. 171. Johannes Lepsius, Der Todesgang des armenischen Volkes (Potsdam: Tempelverlag, 1919), pp. xiv-xv. Levene, “‘Zone of Genocide’,” p. 403. On the developing role of the revolutionary parties, their composition, and operational bases, see Anahide Ter Minassian, La Question Arménienne (Roquevaire: Éditions Parenthèses, 1983), pp.

30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. ” in George J. , Genocide: Conceptual and Historical Dimensions (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1994), pp. 141-70, especially pp. 149-54. 00/465, Rockhill to Bryan, Jan. 21, 1913. Harry Jewell Sarkis, “The Armenian Renaissance, 1500-1863,” Journal of Modern History 9:4 (1937): 433-48. Kieser, Der verpasste Friede, pp. 79-85 and passim. Davison, Turkey, p. 115. Astourian, “Genocidal Process,” pp. 56-58; Levene, “‘Zone of Genocide’,” pp. 400-01. , Die armenische Frage und die Schweiz, pp.

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