Armenian Diaspora Feels Pull of Another War

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Armenian Diaspora Feels Pull of Another War
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Last week, Azerbaijan and Armenia went on a war over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh. It emerged as an unseen conflict with narrow depth outside the southern Caucasus.

But many famous personalities have taken up the thing to spread awareness about it through twitter like Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, even the famous singer Serj Tankian. There were more from Serena Williams husband as well as the founder of Reddit, Alexis Ohanian Sr. and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, a former Arsenal footballer.

Members of the Armenian diaspora which came into action once the conflict started on Sunday morning over the long-running dispute region that is rightfully Azeri but since 1994 has been run as well as the self-declared government of ethnic Armenians.

The population of Armenia is around 3 million. Still, its diaspora is based out of the US and also has notable hubs in Australia, Lebanon, Russia, and France stretches to at least twice the size. Interlaced strongly into its culture are the events of 1915 when historians consider Ottoman Turks massacred as many as 1.5 million Armenians in an attack widely viewed by scholars to be genocidal.

Generations of displacement have sustained a rebounding national identity-in-exile, also a compelling political machine to match. However, Armenian espousal groups state their numbers are double as prevalent in Los Angeles county solely. Many analysts stated that Azerbaijan instigated this fight on Sunday post months of stresses being ratcheted up on both sides.

Azerbaijan views the uncertainty as an attempt to reform land illegally seized by Armenian, who coercively removed approximately 7% of its population. During the war in the 1990s, 600,000 people were removed while they gained charge of Nagorno-Karabakh and encompassing regions.

According to an NGO, Repat Armenia, Nearly 50,000 diaspora Armenians have shifted to the country since 1991. These estimates have risen by 15,000 after a quiet revolution in 2018.