The Genocide Of The Khmer Rouge Essay

1275 Words Nov 18th, 2014 6 Pages
INTRODUCTION
Cambodia, which has fewer people but larger land used to be peaceful and nonaligned. But the genocide occurred by surprise, “The dead are crying out for justice. Their voices must be heard. It is the responsibility of the survivors to speak out for those who are unable to speak, in order that the genocide and holocaust will never happen again in this world” (Pran 10). The terror shrouded the country and silently influences people’s life. Genocide occurred in Cambodia in South East Asia between 1975-1979. Pol Pot’s desire to purify Cambodia society of all western influence and Pol Pot’s rise to power following the US withdrawal from Vietnam which destabilized the region led to the genocide in Cambodia.
CAUSES
Social cause. The Cambodian Genocide, which caused by the desire of Pol Pot, has killed almost 2 million people. Cambodia, which has the history of nearly 100 years of colonialist rule, and Pol Pot, the leader of the Khmer Rouge was an admirer of “Mao” (Chinese) communism, want to change it. “Pol Pot envisioned the creation of a “new” Cambodia based on the Maoist-Communist model”. Pol Pot want to form his own policy about the agricultural system and he named it the Democratic Republic of Kampuchea. Also he want to form the “Year Zero" and that society was about to be "purified." Capitalism, Western culture, city life, religion, and all foreign influences were to be extinguished in favor of an extreme form of peasant Communism”. In order to achieve this goal,…

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