ASALA, otherwise known as the Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia, was a Marxist-Leninist terrorist organization that existed from 1975 through 1986. ASALA sought to compel the Turkish government to recognize the Armenian Tragedy as genocide, pay reparations to the victims of the Armenian Tragedy, and cede territory for an Armenian homeland based on the never-ratified Treaty of Sevres of 1920. The primary strategic goal of ASALA was to call attention to the Armenian Tragedy, and in this, they more or less succeeded. Before ASALA, the tragedy that the Armenians suffered had been more or less ignored by the world, but after ASALA, the entire educated world knew about the Armenian Tragedy. Nevertheless, ASALA failed to meet the rest of their objectives. To date, Turkey does not recognize the Armenian Tragedy as genocide, reparations have not been paid to the remaining survivors of the Armenian Tragedy and their families, and the internationally-recognized borders of Turkey have remained in tact. Yet still, ASALA did succeed in its primary objective, for the world now knows about the tragedy that befell upon the Armenian nation.