Why was the U.N. Unable to Prevent the Rwandan Genocide?

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Why was the U.N. Unable to Prevent the Rwandan Genocide?
Introduction
The overarching policy goal of the Allied nations after the Second World War, and other countries that came to be affiliated with the U.N. in the years to come, was to prevent war (
Osmanczyk
& Mango). However, in reality, the U.N. has failed to prevent numerous wars and other acts of conflict from taking place, including the horrific Rwandan Genocide of 1994 (ibid.). The discrepancy between the U.N.’s avowed purpose of conflict prevention and the reality of war and genocide requires some theoretical explanation; in this case, the research questions: why was the U.N. unwilling or unable to prevent the Rwandan Genocide? This question is of vast importance to both...
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