Marxism In The 1970's

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What defines a great decade? The 1970’s, according to some people, could possibly be named as “one of the best decades” of their lives. During the 1970’s, audiences around the world were able to experience the very first Star Wars film on May 25, 1977, the Vietnam War ended on April 30, 1975, disco became very popular in the late 70’s, the Concorde’s first flight took place on January 21, 1976, in London towards its descent to Paris, France, and summer became the “blockbuster” season for Hollywood due to the release and success of Jaws on June 20, 1975 (“The Seventies”). However, some people might argue that the 1970’s era might be “one of the worst decades” of their lives, especially the people who experienced, survived, and died during the …show more content…
According to BBC News, “The Khmer Rouge had its origins in the 1960s, as the armed wing of the Communist Party of Kampuchea - the name the Communists used for Cambodia.” The Khmer Rouge wanted an agrarian socialism because they wanted Cambodia to be a society that was built on an economy through growing and maintaining crops and its farmland (“Cambodia 's brutal Khmer Rouge regime”). The Khmer Rouge wanting an agrarian socialism gave them the opportunity to target the citizens of Cambodia who were associated with religion, had jobs that paid well, and those who had health disabilities during the Cambodian Genocide. (“The Cambodian Genocide”). With the formation and existence of The Khmer Rouge, this allowed the group to organize the Cambodian Genocide and cause the decade span of the 1970’s to be “one of the worst decades” and “one of the worst events” for the innocent people who died during the Cambodian …show more content…
According to the Cambodia Tribunal Monitor, “The Khmer Rouge became a major player in the civil war and gained members because many people resented Lon Nol. At this time, 85 percent of Cambodian territory was controlled by the Khmer Rouge.” The Khmer Rouge controlling 85 percent of Cambodia’s territory, allowed them to finally cause the Cambodian Genocide on April 17,1975. The Khmer Rouge were assigned by Pol Pot to target the civilians of Cambodia by marching through Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, and evacuate the civilians of Cambodia into labor camps around the terrain of Cambodia (“The Cambodian Genocide”). The evacuation of the Cambodian civilians by the Khmer Rouge created “one of the most worst decades” and “one of the worst events” for those individuals who were sent into those labor and extermination camps during the Cambodian

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