Political murders in Europe
An assassin can generally be defined as
someone who kills an unsuspecting victim
without a warning for a political purpose...
The goal of political murders was to spread
terror among the population. Analyzing all of
the political murders in Europe,...
RACISM
Germany
Past:
Walther Rathenau ,a Jewish politician, was
killed by an organization called “Consul”. He
was on his w...
RACISM
Sweden
Laserman shot 11 people in 1991-
1992. He targeted certain people
with a laser aim. These people were
random...
Totalitarian systems
Poland
All of the murders were connected
with totalitarian systems: Fascism
and Communism.
These murd...
Totalitarian system
Estonia
In 1940, after 3 years of
Nazi occupation, the
Soviet Union occupied
Estonia.
Those who couldn...
EXTREMISM
France
We have found six different
political assassinations, like for
example the assassination of
Henry IV, the...
EXTREMISM
ITaly
The political murder that
touched Italy the most is the
assassination of Aldo Moro, an
Italian politician ...
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Political murders in europe

Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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  • 1. Political murders in Europe
  • 2. An assassin can generally be defined as someone who kills an unsuspecting victim without a warning for a political purpose. The typical aim of an assassin is to secure or resist authority, to eliminate a rival for power, to prevent or avenge a political defeat, or to express a political grievance.
  • 3. The goal of political murders was to spread terror among the population. Analyzing all of the political murders in Europe, we found that they all related to the following motives: racism (in particular Germany and Sweden) and extremism and the logic of totalitarian systems.
  • 4. RACISM Germany Past: Walther Rathenau ,a Jewish politician, was killed by an organization called “Consul”. He was on his way to a meeting and some people shot him from another car. We don’t know who the killers were. Present: Four Kurdish politicians were killed by an Iranian secret service agents empowered by Iranian politicians, who feared the Kurds would create their own nation in their territory.
  • 5. RACISM Sweden Laserman shot 11 people in 1991- 1992. He targeted certain people with a laser aim. These people were random immigrants. Not all of them were killed: just one, because the assassin hadn’t screwed on the laser on the gun properly. At that time there were a lot of racist political movements in Sweden, for example the Neonazi movement and a political party called “New Democracy”.
  • 6. Totalitarian systems Poland All of the murders were connected with totalitarian systems: Fascism and Communism. These murders were committed by the Security Service agents and supported by the authorities. Stanislaw Pyjas and Bogdan Wlosik were murdered by the Comunist authorities while the Jagiellonian University professors by the Nazi occupation authorities.
  • 7. Totalitarian system Estonia In 1940, after 3 years of Nazi occupation, the Soviet Union occupied Estonia. Those who couldn’t be a part of the red army, were taken to labour and concentration camps.
  • 8. EXTREMISM France We have found six different political assassinations, like for example the assassination of Henry IV, the murder of Marat, the killing of Victor Noir, the murder of Jean Jaurés and the assassination of George Besse. The murder of the cofounders of the PKK is the most similar to the other cases in Europe. They were three Kurdish women who were members of a Turkish separatist group.
  • 9. EXTREMISM ITaly The political murder that touched Italy the most is the assassination of Aldo Moro, an Italian politician that was killed by a group of communist terrorists called “Brigate Rosse”. It happened in a period called “Anni di piombo” that was a very dark page of the Italian history. Moro was kidnapped because he signed a political compromise with the communist party. We still don’t know why he was killed.
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