Hutu and Tutsi

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Final Exam Questions

1. Q: Explain the historical relationship between Hutus and Tutsis.

Before 1500s, there were mainly 2 tribes in Rwanda. Hutus and Tutsis.

However, Tutsis had better agricultural and trade and combat skills.

Very slowly over time, Tutsis took over the land ownership of Hutus and Hutus became part of Tutsis society. This was not a violent take over. This happened peacefully. Tutsi created an agreement that allowed Hutus to work on their land in exchange for payment and protection.

As Tutsi became stronger, they saw no need to pay and protect Hutus.

Hutus became Tutsis’ slaves.

After World War II, Rwanda became Belgian colony.

Belgian government tried to establish equal rights between Tutsis and Hutus. UN in 1962 gives independence to Rwanda.

Election system allowed a Hutu to become a president.

Tutsis tried to overthrow the government, but failed and almost all Tutsis fled from the country. Hutus killed almost 12,000 Tutsis in the process. The president signed a cease fire and in 1990, he promised to make many changes to Rwanda to try and allow Hutus and Tutsis to live together in peace. However, Hutu president Juvenal Habyarimana was killed when his airplane was shot down by unknown group. Angry Hutu extremists started to massacre Tutsis in Rwanda. Almost 927,000 Tutsis were killed in 100 days. UN and all other countries in the world did nothing.

2. Q: It is impossible to objectively define nation. Why?

Because in the objective definition of nation, nation is group people who speak the same language, have same religion, share the same history. But what about the countries like Swiss that have multiple language? So it cannot be defined objectively because of this conflict.

3. Q: What is cultural…...

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