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“We Live with Hope”

Donald E. Miller and Lorna Touryan Miller

in Armenia

Published by University of California Press

Published in print September 2003 | ISBN: 9780520234925
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520929142 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520234925.003.0006
“We Live with Hope”

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This chapter discusses reflections of Armenians on their independence and other conditions Armenia was facing, such as lack of electricity resulting in unemployment; most businesses and factories needed electricity to operate. This unemployment created by the lack of electricity was the main reason why many Armenians were migrating to other countries. Although leaving Armenia was unthinkable for them, since it would be like killing a part of themselves, they have no choice but to leave to survive. Armenia was not ready or it was too early for its independence, because economically they were not prepared for such a step. Although some Armenians said that what was happening to their country was nothing more than a repetition of the genocide they had experienced previously, the people of Armenia still expressed a deep love for their land.

Keywords: Armenia; electricity; unemployment; genocide; independence

Chapter.  6609 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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