Define annihilation? Provide examples.
The Nazi extermination of more than 6 million Jews brought the term genocide into the English language, but the practice of annihilation killing all the men, woman, and children of a particular group goes back to ancient times. In warfare among the ancient Assyrians, Babylonians, Egyptians, Hebrews, and other, the usual practice was for the Victor to slay every magnet of an enemy civilization, partly to prevent their children from seeking reveng. In modern times various countries have used extermination as a means of solving a so-called race problem.The British, through extermination and close confinement of survivors, annihilated the entire aboriginal population of Tasmania between 1803-1876. The Dutch considered South African San (Bushmen) less than human and attempted to obliterate them. When native people of Brazil resisted Portuguese settlement of their lands, the whites solved the problem by systematically killing them. Annihilation sometimes occurs unintentionally, as when whites inadvertently spread Old Worms sickness to Native Americans in the United States and Canada, to Inuit (Escimos), and to Polynesians.