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  • The Armenian Genocide

    April 24, 2015, marks one hundred years since the start of the Armenian genocide, sometimes called the first genocide of the twentieth century. Of approximately 1.5 million Armenians living in the multiethnic Ottoman Empire, at least 664,000 and possibly as many as 1.2 million were massacred or died as a result of systematic abuse from Ottoman authorities.

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  • World War I

    2014 marked the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, one of the most destructive wars in modern history. This massive conflict and its divisive peace would echo in the decades to come, giving rise to a second world war and genocide committed under its cover.

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