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  • The Cambodian Genocide: The Killing Fields Of Cambodia

    The Cambodian Genocide The “Killing Fields” of Cambodia, the most common name for the genocide that killed approximately two million, 1.7 million to be more exact, Cambodians. The “Killing Fields” of Cambodia needs to be kept in mind, like every other genocide for the same exact reasons. It is of import to learn and remember why and what happened, reactions of other countries, and how it is looked upon today, to learn how to avoid cases like this in the future and how to prepare for them in…

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  • Pol Pot's Worst Genocide In Cambodia

    Located in eastern Asia Cambodia lies between Thailand and vietnam. Cambodia is surrounded by beautiful mountains and mysterious rainforests. Although with lots of beautiful geographical structures Cambodia's government lacked stability. Starting in 1975 Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge army took over Cambodia and started a communist country, while killing 25 percent of Cambodia's population(Pol). Through raising tensions between local countries and Cambodia, the Cambodian Killing Fields were…

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  • How Did Pol Pot Affected The Cambodian Genocide

    deliberate and systematic murder of a certain group of people. Basically, the Cambodian genocide was the attempt of Pol Pot and his party, the Khmer Rouge to take over Cambodia and apply communist ideals to the country. The genocide started in 1975 and lasted until 1979 in Cambodia. According to Britannica Encyclopedia, the book Cambodia, ABC-Clio, Gale Reference Library, and the Yale website, more than 1 million people died by starvation, disease, overworking or even getting brutally murdered…

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  • Pol Pot: The Khmer Rouge Regime

    Pot. Pol Pot was born in northern Cambodia in 1925. Like all great evil leaders Pol Pot (young age) was an excellent student was an intellectual person, who got scholarships to go to any school he chose. Pol Pot was interested in Communism and Communist parties. After returning from a meeting Pol Pot came back to the Cambodia while whole region was revolting against French. Later that year Cambodia gained their independence from the French. During…

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  • Cambodian Genocide Causes

    exterminated every ethnic group in Cambodia (289). The Khmer Rouge desired for Cambodia to be as they once were in the Angkor Empire, a powerful nation. The Khmer Rouge idolized the empire so much that it was their symbol. The Khmer Rouge was set on gaining their territory back from the Vietnamese, because they felt it was rightfully theirs. This caused the rise in the Khmer Rouge nationalism and fanaticism. There…

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  • The Consequences Of Pol Pot And The Cambodian Genocide

    Cambodian Genocide is a mystery to many, being it isn’t widely researched. The killing fields of Cambodia “(1975-1979)” (Krkljes, 2015) are where Pol Pot and his authoritarian government committed a mass murder. The Khmer Rouge knew that knowledge is power, which is why they mainly focused on “exterminating” the “educated.” There were nearly “2 million Cambodians” murdered on these killing fields. (Center) Cambodia today is still working to fully recover from the loss of those millions of lives.…

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  • Alive In The Killing Fields Literary Analysis

    story Alive in the Killing Fields, Nawuth Keat, who is a survivor of the Khmer Rouge genocide in Cambodia tells his story. The author conveys the fact that the citizens of Cambodia faced hardships and this actually happened to them. The Khmer Rouge was the name given to the followers of the Communist Party based in Kampuchea, Cambodia. The Khmer Rouge did all kinds of harsh things such as home invasions, tortured many innocent…

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  • Comparison Of 1975 Pol Pot And The Khmer Rouge

    In 1975 Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge took control of the Cambodian Government and established a communist government. When the Khmer Rouge took control Pol Pot declared that 1975 was “year zero” would set the Cambodian Calders to year zero. During the time the Khmer Rouge was in control the government started the Cambodian Genocide. In which the government targeted Buddhist monks, intellectuals, officials from the “old” regime, and enemies of the state. The government attacked monks because…

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  • Pol Pot And Evil

    Evil Pol Pot is one of the most notorious villains in recent history. He was the Prime Minister of Cambodia from 1976 to 1979, and responsible for the infamous Cambodian Killing Fields. During his short time in power, he was responsible for the displacement, torture, and death of millions of Cambodians. Pol Pot was a communist dictator who wanted to destroy the existing civilization in Cambodia and create a new age. To bring in the new age, he ordered a genocide against his own people and…

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  • Pol Pot Summary

    soon became country’s goal. This number proved to be illogical due to the fact that before1970, Cambodia averaged less than one ton of rice per hectare. Even when emphasis was put on the collectivization of rice, Cambodia still exported the least amount compared to neighboring countries. Pol Pot and his followers did not rely on technological advancements or new equipment. The new leaders of Cambodia only relied on the forced labor from the people who has once resided in Phnom Penh. This…

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