What is the possible number of people who survived, and also how and by whom was the situation resolved?I am doing this for a research paper on genocides any other useful information would be...

What is the possible number of people who survived, and also how and by whom was the situation resolved?

I am doing this for a research paper on genocides any other useful information would be greatly appreciated.

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M.P. Ossa eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Varies, of course, but in the Guyana (Jonestown massacre) there were 200 survivors reported, of which 16 were returned to the USA. The mass-killing through brainwashing and suicide had a subtle racial undertone to it, as it was reported that the Jonestown group had spared many white males specifically. The way in which this situation was resolved, however, still is under heated debate.

US troops were sent with helicopters prepared to take down Jim Jones, and recover bodies, but there are countless conspiracy theories related to the time it took to conduct the rescue mission, to the people who were sent, to the purpose of the rescue itself.

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itsmrd eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Genocide is the attempt to wipe out an entire group of people (race, religion, tribe, ethnic group, etc.). Probably the best known example of genocide is the Holocaust, in which the Nazis killed millions of Jews and others in an effort to "purify" the human race. Sadaam Hussein also attempted to eradicate tribes in his own country with competing religious beliefs.

You don't say what particular situation you are referring to, so it is impossible to answer your question any further.