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Genocide

Genocide, deliberate extermination by a government of a national, ethnic, or religious group. The term originated in 1944 with references to the German Nazi systematic killing of Jews. In 1948 the UN drew up a convention defining, ratified by the United States in 1986, the crime of genocide.

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