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Encounters with “The Other”: A History and Possibilities

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* North Korea. Continuing. In an effort to purify the state, the Christian population of North has been systematically massacred and persecuted; by 2012, 50,000-70,000 Christians were imprisoned in North Korea’s concentration camps.

* Bangladesh Liberation War. During the 1971 war for independence, members of the Pakistani military supported by Islamist militias raped 200,000-400,000 Bangladeshi women and girls in a systematic campaign of genocidal rape.

* Polish Ukrainian genocide. 1943-1945. The Ukrainian Insurgent Army killed 40,000-60,000 Polish civilians in Volhynia and 25,000-40,000 in Eastern Galicia for the purpose of removing non-Ukrainians from a future purified Ukrainian state.

* 1948. Palestinian Nakba. An estimated 700,000 Palestinian Arabs fled or were expelled from their homes during the 1948 Arab-Israeli war. Between 400 and 600 Palestinian villages were sacked during the war while urban Palestine was almost entirely extinguished.

* The Srebrenica massacre. 1995. The massacre of more than 8,000 Muslim Bosniaks, mainly men and boys, perpetrated by units of the Bosnian Serb army and assisted by the Scorpions, a paramilitary unit from Serbia,

* The Holdomor. From 1930 to 1937 an estimated 7-10 million Russian peasants died of starvation resulting from the elimination of kulaks – rich land-owning peasant farmers – who were shot or deported and whose lands were collectivized. People standing in the way of a sacred socialist mission.

Enough.

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