Cultural genocide is the deliberate destruction of the cultural heritage of a people, nation or civilization for political, military, religious, ideological, ethnical, or racial reasons.
History records the destruction of many civilizations and cities in human conflict, all indicating cultural genocide at play. However, in many cases the effect of war and the destruction of cities is related to Political Mass Murder and warfare, not specifically cultural genocide.
Cultural Genocide is the goal of "wiping a people and their culture off the map"-- something rarely exhibited in ancient cultures prior to the formation of the former Roman Cult from the 13th Century and the introduction of gun powder to Europe until March 2013.
The Roman Cult Pontiffs were the first group to advocate a "religious right" for the complete elimination of a culture from existence- the first being the true writings and followers of Jesus Christ, the Nazarenes and Gnostics.
The Roman Cult prior to the 16th Century also holds the historic record for turning the world back from advanced scientific thinking, engineering and culture to the stone age by the end of the 6th Century and into the 7th Century.
In medicine for example modern surgery techniques and equipment only surpassed Roman knowledge in the last sixty years. In astronomy and mathematics it wasn't until the 17th Century that a handful of people regained the same level of essential knowledge as the Greeks and Romans had over 2,000 years prior.
Because Cultural Genocide destroys knowledge and ferments superstition and ignorance; because it promotes war, disease, disaster and death it is considered the most evil of all acts.
|250-750||The Northern Hemisphere||The Roman Cult||400 million+|
|1250-1850||Africa, Sth America||The Roman Cult - International Slave Trade Division||1 billion +|
|1850-2009||The World||The Roman Cult - Military-Financial System||200 million +|