Lead: In what many scholars consider the first modern systematic attempt to exterminate a complete ethnic community, the Turkish policy nearly succeeded in wiping out the Armenians.

Intro. : A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: At its zenith during the Roman Empire, the state of Armenia was about the size of England and Wales combined. It stretched from the Black Sea to the Caspian Sea, from the Mediterranean to Lake Urima in present-day Iran. Since that time during century after century this ethnic group has suffered war, conquest, occupation, and internal political disunity.



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