What was the Bangladesh Genocide?
The Bangladesh genocide was a mass murder of the Bangladesh people. This started when the West Pakistani army wanted to wipe out the Bengali language and eliminate what was seen as "Hindu leaning" culture, in results their were bans on certain words, literature, and music that seemed to be "Hindu leaning." After this the West Pakistan army attacked most of Bangladesh and killed many Bengali citizens. The terrible man that called the order of the mass murder was the president of West Pakistan, president Yahya Khan wanted to stop the Bengal's secession and in result he told his troops that they would have to kill 3 million Bengalis. He called this plan his "Final Solution." Many Bengal's fled to India who opened up for refugee's, more than 10 million fled to India during this time. As West Pakistan wanted to remove them off the Earth they marched on Indian soil destroying and razing villages, this then made India declare war on West Pakistan and India recived help from the Bengal refugee's as a payment for India. After the victory agianst the West Pakistan army many Bengals were scattered and many had lost family members along the way, Bengladesh's government wanted to rebuild and cover up this historical event rather then getting justic and revenge for the country. Due to this West Pakistan did emerge victorious resulting in promotions between generals and commanders, one of them even got promoted to president.
Works Cited: Genocide
- Bangladesh Genocide Archive. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Apr. 2017.
-"Complete Time Line." Bangladesh Genocide Archive. N.p., 14 Mar. 2012. Web. 23 Apr. 2017.
The Bangladesh genocide is similar to the Holocaust because two groups of religons were singled out because they were not pleasing to another country. For example Bengali citizens were killed on the spot similler to how some Jews were shot if Nazi's were given the order to kill. Sadly they are also similar due to the count of millions of people being killed. Another way both genocides are similar is to two key words, "Final Solution.' This is because Hitlers commander chain came to the idea of the "Final Solution" for them to mass kill Jewish citizens, same as the president of the West Pakistan army, president Yahya Khan also created a "Final solution." They are both different by casualty costs, Bangladesh only have 3 million total people while the Holocaust had over 12 million total people including soldiers and other victums. The West Pakistan army only did this to stop Bengladesh from removing its self to a more own country and own religon, while the Nazi's did it due to the brainwash of thinking that the Jewish civilization was the cause of a loss in a war. Finally the last thing is that West Pakistan was led by a president that was picked through election and Hitler arose due to propoganda and starting by being a politician and winning the people over to him.
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