A genocide is the organized killing of a group of people for the express
purpose of putting an end to their collective existence. As a rule the
organizing agency is the state, the victim population is a domestic minority,
and the end result is the near total death of a society. The Armenian
Genocide conforms to this simple definition.
In 1915 the Young Turk government of the Ottoman Empire
proceeded with plans to eliminate the Armenians.
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could they endure before being destroyed. People in earlier years did not live
self-conscious lives and they too were confronted with this crisis. For a
thousand years they had learned to live with the rules that deprived the
Armenians of the ability to reconstitute their nation and get their
independence. By whatever method one took measure of their fate, it began
and ended with the reality that the Armenians were a conquered group of