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Could Genocide Have Been Prevented

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Essay title: Could Genocide Have Been Prevented

Proposal for paper

Could Genocide have been prevented?


- The meaning of Genocide, and the impact it has on a single person and society.

- Start out with a few interesting facts about the war in Bosnia

- Information on the key players that were involved in the war and genocide

- Talk about how the war began/ conflict of interest and religion in area.


- Specifically state to the reader if there was U.N. intervention, could genocide have been avoided?

- What were the reasons for lack of intervention?

- Could many lives have been saved if intervention occurred?

- Prove to reader that where information is coming from, books, articles, internet, etc.

- How paper will prove both sides of ideas, the good and bad reasons of intervention and the good and bad reasons of no intervention.

Back ground

- Go over the war in Bosnia starting in 1991.

- Review of reasons why there was a split between the Serbs, Croats and Muslins.

- Review the new physical boundaries of Slovenia and Croatia and what impacted this.

- Review in detail the key players that were involved in the split of the nations by religious reasons. This includes Milosevic.

Statement of the problem

- explain specifically about the genocide

- In chronographic order, explain what the U.N. and the major western countries that were part of the U.N. did in response to the genocide

- What were the steps that the U.N. took when the genocide first occurred

- How the genocide was dealt with when it might have been to late.

Possible steps that could have prevented genocide

- Review my opinion

- Look over scholarly articles, books, etc and determine what respected political scientists would have done

- Review steps I may have taken to prevent the tragedy of genocide.


- Restate the thesis and the background.

- Write again about the genocide and how it may have been avoided

- Rewrite the steps that could have been done and how it could have prevented the genocide all together.

- We can learn from our mistakes in the past and how we can prevent a genocide from never happening again.

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