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Old 11-28-2019, 09:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Tamerlane View Post
Considering how badly it was mismanaged, to the extent that there was an even an attempt to manage it, "systematic" and "planned" hardly seem fitting descriptors. But at any rate it comes down to whether you consider ethnic cleansing via forced population transfer( which it was )to be synonymous with genocide. They're generally considered closely related phenomena, but usually defined as distinct from each other.

Now on the other hand the Pequot War of 1637 was pretty unambiguously genocidal. The colonists genuinely wanted to exterminate the Pequot as a people and more or less succeeded.
Yeah, that was pretty much planned. But there were only 700 killed, and it was a war. Hell us Allies killed 25000 just in the Firebombing of Dresden