ethnic cleansing

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ethnic cleansing

Euphemistic the violent removal by one ethnic group of other ethnic groups from the population of a particular area: used esp of the activities of Serbs against Croats and Muslims in the former Yugoslavia
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Left-wing Tito tried to ethnically cleanse Yugoslavia, right-wing Franco tried it in Spain until their countries imploded, ending up more divided than ever.
What was all this, save deliberate policy by English monarchs and Westminster governments, to``socially engineer,integrate or ethnically cleanse us into something that we are not''?
The proposed Los Angeles Police Department consent decree, drawn up by the American Civil Liberties Union, is nothing more than a racist attempt to ethnically cleanse white males from the LAPD.
Iran's shahs and ayatollahs have done the same and Saddam killed more than 100,000 Kurds during the ``Anzal'' campaign of 1988 which was designed to Arabise and ethnically cleanse Iraqi Kurdistan.
However, those frantic months in early 1972 may have taken an entirely different, and more bloody, turn had nationalists known of the British government's plans to ethnically cleanse of the north of its entire Catholic population.
He said: "Clearly, if Milosevic was to get away with the genocidal violence in Kosovo, if somehow he was to win that battle, he would turn his attention to the dissidents in Montenegro and, undoubtedly, he would ethnically cleanse Vojvodina as well.
This planned demolition of eight villages is but the latest in a long Israeli campaign targeting the South Hebron Hills area, which Israel wishes to ethnically cleanse in order to extend its settlement project throughout the entire area through to the Naqab (Negev) desert.
He said: "I have spoken with my brother and he says that the Serbian police and armed forces are in Pristina to ethnically cleanse it.
They are trained infantry carrying weapons and a resolve to ethnically cleanse.
In the eyes of Israeli legal system the dispute is over the ownership of the land their homes are build while for four families and their supporters, the evictions are yet another attempt to ethnically cleanse Palestinians from East Jerusalem to allow Israeli settlers to move in.
Sheikh Salah told the crowds, "You have to know that the Israeli plans to ethnically cleanse the people of Jerusalem will continue in 2020 and until 2050 when the people are cleansed from every area of Jerusalem without exception.
Yet the UN, Western governments, the Arab League and the African Union have stood by while the Sudanese Government ethnically cleanses its own citizens.