Generally speaking, genocide does not necessarily mean the immediate destruction of a nation, except when accomplished by mass killings of all members of a nation.
As such, the denial of genocide by those who commit it is actually , carrying the dehumanization of the victims forward into time, and grounding future claims that the victims were responsible for what happened to them and deserved it.
Moreover, when conceptually there is not a clear domestic analog to murder, as in the indiscriminate bombing of urban areas, I have tried to follow the Geneva Conventions and Protocols.
Genocide, , is a philosophical denial of the principle of diversity, and a fundamental denial of the equal humanity of the victims.
For Lemkin, committing genocide involves not just physical killings, but an assault on the spirit of a group of people — including their social, economic and political ways of life.
In an attempt to rid Haiti of its white population, Jean-Jacques Dessalines led a massacre between February and April of 1804, resulting in the deaths of up to 5,000 French Creoles of all ages and genders.