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  • Who Is The Inhumane In Lord Of The Flies

    society emanate from the abuses of one’s power; unless humans change their morality, society will not improve. Genocide is defined as the deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group. The genocide of Cambodia can be traced back to Pol Pot, the leader of the Khmer Rouge regime. He was a communist leader and implemented extremist policies. The “Khmer Rouge army marched into Phnom Penh...forcing all of its residents to leave behind all their…

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  • Never Fall Down By Patricia Mccormick: Character Analysis

    Imagine you’re world being turned around from living peacefully and happy to murdering people that you don’t want just to stay alive. This is what people had to go through in Cambodia when Khmer Rouge, a radical Communist regime, came to power in 1975. They started to move people in the countryside and made everyone work, even childrens. Millions of people died by starvation and sickness. In Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick, people’s physiological states changes three ways, person's…

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  • Platoon By Tim O Brien: An Analysis

    during a village search rape and illegal killing. On the other hand in the movie “The Killing Fields” was based on the Civil War in Cambodia in 1973. Sydney Schanberg who was a New York Time journalist living in Cambodia coving the War with the help of a local representative and his friend Dith Pran. He report on the some of the chaos and tragedy of the War in Cambodia. After the American Military withdraw from the War the communist and non-communist Khmer begun fighting for power. The communist…

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  • Operation Breakfast Vietnam War

    While the campaigns in Cambodia were immensely successful for the United States’ effort in the Vietnam War, it resulted in huge controversy and detrimental losses for the indigenous people. Bombings that would later escalate into an invasion served to destroy enemy sanctuaries hiding in Cambodia. In the tedious and fruitless conflict, Nixon described the invasion as “the most successful military operation of the entire Vietnam War" (qtd. In Staff). Using the domino theory to justify…

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  • Marxism In The 1970's

    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…

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  • Personal Narrative Essay: Missiles In My Life

    over Cambodia. My dad, Voeun, was the third oldest out of six children in his family. By the time the Khmer Rouge had finally begun their control over Cambodia, he had lost two siblings, leaving just the four of them in 1975. The oldest out of the four, was his sister Channy, then came him, followed by his two younger brothers, Vorn and Vey. During that time, Channy was ten, my dad was seven, Vorn was five, and Vey, four. They lived in a village near the city of Krong Battambang in Cambodia…

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  • Essay On Pol Pot

    is among the most evil and unforgiving. It was under his rule that from 1975 to 1979, millions of innocent lives were snuffed out during an event known as the Cambodian Genocide. The Cambodian Genocide was an effort by the tyrannical government of Cambodia, known as the Khmer Rouge, to establish a perfect communist utopia. They planned to do this by disposing of anyone in the country who was deemed rebellious or unfit. While it is true that Pol Pot is the man who initiated these killings, other…

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  • Analysis Of First They Killed My Father

    I had chosen First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers because it looked to be the more interesting of the two from the class and if they were assigned I imagined either would be a good choice. Loung Ung, the author, describes in the first person, present tense accounts of how the Khmer Rouge Army, under Pol Pot’s command, forced her and her family from their home and their experience from 1975-1980. She is a nationally known spokesperson for the Campaign for a Landmine Free…

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  • Pol Pot's Role In The Cambodian Genocide

    “They hated us” (p. 340). This became the cry of one eyewitness whom was unfortunately involved within the Cambodian Genocide. The genocide took place within the years of 1975-1979 under the ruler Pol Pot. Pol Pot lived within the region land of Cambodia and grew up as a working peasant, and was well liked during his youth by those within his country. Pol Pot also studied the ideology of Marxism during his youth and realized that under this ideology, his homeland could drive out those whom he…

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  • Analysis Of First They Killed My Father By Loung Ung

    An emotional piece by Loung Ung, First They Killed My Father, recounts the brutality of the Khmer Rouge regime and how she and some members of her family survived the mass killings. The autobiography is told from Loung Ung’s point of view as an adult looking back at what happened from ages five to nine. The events of this tragedy happens in three parts: before the Khmer Rouge takeover, under the Khmer Rouge reign and life afterwards. While living under Khmer Rouge regime, Ung tells of life in…

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