The Armenian Genocide in the Context of 20th-Century Paramilitarism

  • Uğur Ümit Üngör
Part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of Genocide book series (PSHG)


Genocide can be defined as a complex process of systematic persecution and annihilation of a group of people by a government. In the 20th century, approximately 40 to 60 million defenceless people became victims of deliberate genocidal policies. The beginning of the 21st century has not shown signs of improvement, with genocidal episodes flaring up in Darfur, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Myanmar, and Syria. Genocide can best be understood as the persecution and destruction of human beings on the basis of their presumed or imputed membership in a group, rather than on their individual properties or participation in certain acts.


Organize Crime Political Elite Mass Murder Mass Violence Turkish State 


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  • Uğur Ümit Üngör
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  1. 1.Department of HistoryNetherlands

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