ethnic cleansing

NOUN
  1. the mass expulsion and killing of one ethnic or religious group in an area by another ethnic or religious group in that area
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How To Use ethnic cleansing In A Sentence

  • The subject matter is a vivid and graphically explicit look at the fratricidal Bosnian war of the 1990s, which pitted Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia against each other along ethnic and religious lines, leaving an estimated 100,000 people dead, 50,000 women raped and introduced the term "ethnic cleansing" to the lexicon of war. Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph
  • The term ethnic cleansing became synonymous with Bosnia as Serb forces there loyal to and paid for by Milosevic tried to carve out a separate state by forcibly moving the non-Serb civilian population. CNN Transcript Mar 11, 2006
  • In late May, government forces began the "ethnic cleansing" of the area around the town.
  • More emotive tags: military coups, a bloody war of secession and ethnic cleansing.
  • This was the war that popularized the term "ethnic cleansing," a euphemism for the forced transfer of populations purely on the basis of their ethnic background or religion. News
  • A: One Zionist state – stable Jewish majority (only accomplishable by ethnic cleansing – argued earlier in this thread, by people sympathetic to Zionism, that it is only accomplishable with violence) Matthew Yglesias » Israel’s Irrealism on Settlements
  • The three feuding groups adopted extremely cruel methods to slaughter each other and engage in ethnic cleansing.
  • In late May, government forces began the "ethnic cleansing" of the area around the town.
  • Additionally, Sadam Hussein practiced ethnic cleansing. White House: CBO 'overstepped' in its analysis
  • As the civil war raged and pogroms ensued, ethnic cleansing on a monumental scale created millions of refugees.
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