Ethnic Cleansing

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A form of genocide in which one population group systematically kills another, often within the borders of its own country—e.g., the killing of Muslims in the former Yugoslavia, or Kurds in Iraq—based on differences in ethnic origin. Ethnic cleansing is often regarded as synonymous with genocide, but is defined as forced deportation or population transfer, which often escalates to genocide. The escalation point is sometimes called murderous ethnic cleaning
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They presupposed a state structure which, if it was not yet fully totalitarian, at least would not tolerate any opposition and would rather lose its citizens than harbor people with different views." It is a great irony that states such as Latvia and Kuwait should celebrate their liberation from the totalitarian rule of the Soviet Union and Iraq by setting out on the road of ethnic purification, which, as Arendt saw, is one that leads directly toward totalitarianism.