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Genocide vs. Omnicide — What's the Difference?

Genocide vs. Omnicide — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Genocide and Omnicide

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Genocide

Genocide is the intentional action to destroy a people—usually defined as an ethnic, national, racial, or religious group—in whole or in part. A term coined by Raphael Lemkin in his 1944 book Axis Rule in Occupied Europe, the hybrid word geno-cide is a combination of the Greek word γένος (genos, "race, people") and the Latin suffix -caedo ("act of killing").The United Nations Genocide Convention, which was established in 1948, defines genocide as "acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group, as such" including the killing of its members, causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group, deliberately imposing living conditions that seek to "bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part", preventing births, or forcibly transferring children out of the group to another group.

Omnicide

The total extinction of the human species as a result of human action. Most commonly it refers to human extinction through nuclear warfare, but it can also refer to such extinction through other means such as global anthropogenic ecological catastrophe.

Genocide

The systematic and widespread extermination or attempted extermination of a national, racial, religious, or ethnic group.

Genocide

The systematic killing of substantial numbers of people on the basis of their ethnicity, religion, or nationality.
A genocide will always be followed by the denial that it ever happened.

Genocide

(by extension) The systematic killing of substantial numbers of people on other grounds.
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Genocide

(by extension) The systematic suppression of ideas or practices on the basis of cultural or ethnic origin; culturicide.

Genocide

The elimination of an entire class of monsters by the player.

Genocide

(transitive) To commit genocide (against); to eliminate (a group of people) completely.

Genocide

The systematic killing of a racial or cultural group; as, the Nazi genocide of Jews left few in Germany or Poland after World War II.

Genocide

Systematic killing of a racial or cultural group

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