Originally founded as a British Colony it was mostly settled by white farmers. Over time the countries population started to change, and finally declared it self independent from Britain mostly due to a settlement between several political groups that formed, the Zimbabwe African People's Union (ZAPU), Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU) as well as a now minority white group. Over time the Robert Mugabe Zimbabwe’s first president began to pass laws that allowed the government to seize land from white farmers and even declared them enemies of the state. The white farmers within this nation were discriminated against, solely based on the color of their skin.
In the aftermath of World War I, Germany was in shambles and the people were in need of a strong voice who could carry them through the destruction and into the future. The people of Germany found that voice in Adolf Hitler, who began to stress the reasoning behind Germany’s fall in world power, was because of Jewish people, mentally disabled people, minorities and any other person who was against the new Nazi regime. Hitler used his government to gain acceptance among the citizens of Germany the race and prejudice were the answers to their dreary lives, which in turn allowed him to press forward on some of the most heinous human crimes our world has ever seen.
In the aftermath of the Civil War; which almost caused the fall of the nation, and which did cause the assassination of an American President, black men and women who no sooner were granted their freedom, experienced harsher prejudice then they had ever felt before as slaves. Black men and women were not allowed to dine in the same place as whites, go to school in the same place as whites; if at all. Black men and women were not allowed to vote for elected officials. White mobs, who later formed the Klu Klux Klan (KKK) would impose death sentences upon black men and women who were said to be in violation of any of these laws, and sometimes for no reason at all.
Under the rule of the Taliban, women received some of the harshest prejudice enforced on them because of their gender. Women were not allowed to show their face in public, they were not allowed to go to school to receive an education and they were not allowed to disobey a male. Women who disobeyed any of these laws were sentenced to death, some by stoning and some by firing squad. The Taliban made it a point to make these executions public to add more fear to those women within the country to stay oppressed.