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Synonyms for barbarisation

an act that makes people primitive and uncivilized

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While this book examines the barbarisation of the protagonists in warfare, it is perhaps we who have become more barbarous for allowing the excesses to continue in our name: ignorance is no longer a sufficient excuse.
(23.) Omer Bartov, The Eastern Front 1941-45: German Troops and the Barbarisation of Warfare (Oxford: Macmillan, 1985).
One of the most obvious manifestations of this function was the provision of group absolution for soldiers--a practice that occurred frequently enough to warrant a warning against overuse from the Catholic military bishop in 1944.(70) In the midst of what Omer Bartov has called the "barbarisation of warfare,"(71) the chaplains' presence provided a kind of spiritual relief, a moral numbing for the men in their care, a haven of normalcy that harked back to the religious practices of childhood.
Bartov, The Eastern Front, 1941-45, German Troops and the Barbarisation of Warfare (New York, 1986), p.
Nazi racism, on the other hand, stood at the core of the German war against the Soviet Union, and a German victory would have almost certainly resulted in a permanent helot status for those Soviet citizens whom the Nazis permitted to survive.(49) (1) See Omer Bartov, The Eastern Front, 1941-45: German Troops and the Barbarisation of Warfare (New York, 1985); and John Dower, War Without Mercy: Race and Power in the Pacific War (New York, 1986).