Cambodian Genocide And The Holocaust

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”). In 1945, the United Nations was formed after the Holocaust with the intention of preventing future genocides and world wars. Since the formation of the organization committed to the ending of mass murders, there have been numerous genocides worldwide("The Formation of the United Nations"). Although the United Nations has been successful for the most part, they have been ineffective in achieving their goal of the avoidance of another Holocaust.
The Holocaust occurred between 1933 and 1945. When Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party came to power, Hitler implemented his plan of eradicating people not up to the perfect German standards, namely the Jews, homosexuals and gypsies ("A Brief Holocaust Summary"). Hitler believed he was propelling Germany and the world forward by removing the non-Aryans from the world. The Nazis murdered over 6,000,000 people, most of whom were Jews. The Holocaust was finally put to a stop when the Allies defeated Germany at the end of WWII ("A Brief Holocaust Summary”).
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In 1975, Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge came to power in Cambodia, and attempted to send Cambodia ‘back in time’ and erase the Western influence from their society ("The CGP, 1994-2015”). Approximately 1.5 million Cambodians, around twenty five percent of the population, died of overwork, malnutrition, execution, or disease over the course of four years("Genocide in Cambodia"). The Khmer Rouge targeted numerous groups of people such as intellectuals, religious enthusiasts, monks, Christians, Buddhists and anyone who were opposed to their mentality( "Genocide in Cambodia"). The Cambodian Genocide was put to an end when the Vietnamese army invaded(“Southeast Asia After the

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