Genocides leave distinct and specific footprints telling us where they came from, and where they are headed. By analyzing the effects of WWI on 20th century genocides we may be able to project, map, and forecast the author’s genocidal ambitions or objectives. With newly developed models, analysis of data and events coming from ground level can now be given a predictive value, with a chronology of the phenomena, and applicable timetables being the ultimate goal. Recent genocides have yielded concrete evidentiary examples, shown categorical commonalities, and allow for an applicable diagnosis of the phenomena and its dynamics. The effects of WWI on 20th century genocides gave us a unique insight into how specific events can solidify, catalyze, and advance the process towards "end game". By identifying events and crisis prior to the onset of extermination, we may be able to project how the process will proceed down the degenerative spiral. Each genocide has similar events and crisis, both internal and external, that can be identified early as markers in which to focus on. In theory, this would allow us to map the course authors might take to achieve their goals. It could also reveal the methods they might use to carry them out, as well as the components they would require to facilitate or expedite the elimination of the target group. Comparing recent genocides might also give us the ability to forecast important and useful data. This could provide more diverse and accurate intelligence sources to support preventative military operations or effective disaster relief. These newly developed models give us a better understanding of the inner-workings of genocide and its pre-conditions. To successfully synthesize intelligence coming from the ground we must have the ability to recognize genocidal stratagem, such as ethnic specific violence, dehumanization, target softening, and eventual test genocides. Being able to recognize and identify these practices that lay the groundwork for extermination is essential to pinpointing the progression of the genocide. We can then give each event a predictive value to gauge how close or far the situation is from "end game". Developing a chronology of the phenomena is necessary to understand the history and the effect past historical events have had on the region and its inhabitants. Taking into account the historical internal and external forces that have been at work is essential to produce applicable timetables. An accurate timetable of events to come could prove invaluable to interests attempting to quell the impending ethnic cleansing. Many examples of what to expect before, during, and after the perpetration of ethnic extermination can be learned by reviewing 20th century genocides. The causes and outcomes of past genocides may be applied to current and future ethnic conflicts to better understand the dynamics and mechanics of the phenomena. By reviewing past examples, one may be able to determine the order in which the authors intend to begin the elimination of possible target groups. Commonalities in 20th century genocides could also project the most likely locations the displaced might gather. Beneficial information such as this could help save lives or provide early disaster relief camps to be set-up in anticipation of the mass exodus. A more complete diagnosis of the imminent threat would help internal and external parties plan for an adapt to the initiation of the ethnic cleansing. Successful methods and channels of communication, likely safe havens, and areas of refuge can all be deduced by what worked and what didn't in similar circumstances.