Ethnic Cleansing - Research Article from Governments of the World

This encyclopedia article consists of approximately 7 pages of information about Ethnic Cleansing.
This section contains 2,096 words
(approx. 7 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Ethnic Cleansing Encyclopedia Article

Ethnic Cleansing Over the Centuries

The transfer of population as a policy of war is almost as old as the recorded history of war. Assyria, one of the first historic empires (existing from around 2400 to 612 B.C.E. in the region of today's Turkey, Syria, and Iraq), practiced transfer of population as a regular policy of state to secure its hold on newly conquered areas. When Assyria conquered the Israelites in 722 B.C.E., the victorious Assyrians expelled a majority of the population, replacing the Hebrews with settlers from more politically sympathetic peoples. This policy of population transfer as a tool of empire building was practiced by other imperial powers that followed. In Europe during the Middle Ages and early modern era, the practice of ethnic cleansing frequently took on a religious cast, and the targets were most often Jews, who were expelled from England, France, Hungary, Austria...

(read more)

This section contains 2,096 words
(approx. 7 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Ethnic Cleansing Encyclopedia Article
Copyrights
Governments of the World
Ethnic Cleansing from Governments of the World. Copyright © 2001-2006 by Macmillan Reference USA, an imprint of the Gale Group. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook