|Quick-name the first genocide of the 20th century. Your responses may differ by geographic location. If you are one of the children left behind in our country's floundering educational system(sorry for the political insert, will not happen again(my fingers were crossed)), you're answer is "what is genocide and does it go well with vanilla ice cream?". If you live in Turkey your answer would be, "The holocaust in Germany and anyone who says differently is a hysterical Armenian." If you are located in Israel, strangely enough it seems your answer would be the same. If located in the west ones answer would probably be "The Armenian genocide of 1915". If located in Armenia however ones answer would be, "That occured in the most important historical event in the history of the human race, the Armenian genocide, and the Turkish denial to recognize it belays their desire for the complete annhilation of our people". Indeed, if the Turks had ever accepted the validity of the genocide of 1915, Armenians would most likely not be so centered upon it, but the reluctance to acknowledge an event which egregiously wronged the ancestors of the people of a country struggling for international significance has resulted in the Genocide becoming an emblem for the people of this strange and wonderful little country.