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Spanish friar Bartolomé de las Casas wrote a series of journals in 1542 about the religious persecution and genocide of native peoples by King Philip and the Aragorn dynasty of Spain.
Jolie first found Cambodia still recovering from the genocide inflicted by the Khmer Rouge regime, which led to the deaths of nearly a quarter of the population from 1975 to 1979.
The legislation seeks to criminalize suggesting that the nation played a role in the Nazi genocide.
The American-Cambodian activist wrote the eponymous memoir, recounting her experience in Cambodia during the Khmer Rouge genocide, that Jolie's film is based on.
The United Nations even said earlier this month that Facebook played a role in exacerbating the genocide of the Rohingya people in Myanmar.
But what’s clear in Myanmar is that the government sees social media as an instrument for propaganda and inciting violence—and that non-government actors are also using Facebook to advance a genocide.
The killing in 1994 of Rwanda’s president, Juvénal Habyarimana, set off Africa’s worst genocide.
Jim Jones used fear and words to influence 900 people to kill themselves drinking Koolaid, Adolph Hitler used words to influence millions to create genocide.
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: the deliberate killing of people who belong to a particular racial, political, or cultural group
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