Extermination order

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An Extermination order is an order given by a government sanctioning mass removal or death. The term is often associated with genocide.

Extermination orders were issued in conjunction with the following events:

Extermination orders can also include:

  • No quarter, a term for when an order is given for the complete extermination of an enemy, without accepting any offer of surrender
  • Decimation, a punishment in the Roman Army