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Rwandan Genocide

In 1994, a civil war led to the genocide of 800,000 Rwandan citizens. The country was made up of three ethnic groups: Hutu, Tutsi, and Twa. The Hutu were the majority, and they formed an extremist government that vowed to murder all Tutsi people in Rwanda. The government fostered hatred against the Tutsis through propaganda, and militias were formed. Machetes were distributed, and in 100 days between April and July 1994, a violent massacre destroyed nearly the entire Tutsi population.