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  • The Khmer Rouge: The Rise And Fall Of Pol Pot

    poor farming family (Pol Pot 1). Pol Pot got a scholarship to a college in Paris to study radio electronics. He later on got his scholarship revoked though, due to him absorbing Marxism (1). When he lost his scholarship he decided to move back to Cambodia and joined an underground communist movement. Cambodia’s government soon gained full independence from France and became a monarchy (1). In 1962, Pol Pot became the leader of the Cambodian communist party. He then fled into the jungle after…

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  • Effects Of Music Culture

    the case in Cambodia, where the effects of the Khmer Rouge and the loss of both a musical and cultural identity have occurred.1 Due to this, there has been a movement to restore traditional Khmer music and other cultural art.2 Through a variety of studies, this situation has been documented to a large extent. The current research focuses on the nature of the music revival, the effects of modern day culture in Cambodia on traditional music, and the condition of primary education in Cambodia, and…

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  • First They Killed My Father

    First They Killed My Father Essay The book First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung takes place in Cambodia during the Cambodian Genocide. The Cambodian Genocide is the action of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge, who killed many people based on ethnicityt. The main character, Loung Ung, lives in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. On April 17, 1975, the Khmer Rouge takes over Phnom Penh forcing Loung and her family to flee the capital. Loung's three older siblings are forced to go work at different…

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  • Similarities And Differences: The Armenian Genide And Cambodian Genocide

    Armenian Genocide was to slaughter an entire body of people whereas the Cambodian Genocide was meant to restart the country in a new “Year Zero.” The Cambodian Genocide was led by Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge; while they did not simply want to rid Cambodia of all its people, the actions and ideas of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge led to a horrific ending. The goal of the Cambodian Genocide was to turn the country into a communist agrarian utopia (United to End Genocide.) The Khmer Rouge wanted to…

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  • Cambodian Genocide And Holocaust Similarities

    As every day passed, people dreaded the following day. As every day passed, more and more humans were considered a disease or plague by and then they believed so. As every day passed, the injustice and cruelty of the world were seen by the millions that had no freedom or voice. Those days turned into weeks and months of unbearable hatred, discrimination, and murder known as a genocide. A genocide is a mass murder directed towards a certain group of people based on hatred, prejudice and clashing…

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  • Reflective Essay About Travel Experience

    interest for it, but I learned from the trip that I really have the disposition to absorb and connect with others. A specific lesson from the trip or better said, a quote that stuck with me was from Youk Chhang, director of Documentation Center of Cambodia, who said: Peace is a “one good night sleep and, then wake up with no fears.” I love this quote and I adopted as a true statement. Youk is a survivor of the Khmer Rouge and he witnessed the killing of his pregnant sister. Though he has not had…

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  • Cambodian Genocide And The Holocaust

    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…

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  • Differences Between Refugees And Refugees

    between Cambodian refugees and Vietnamese refugees is through their experiences with war in their homeland. War in Cambodia was a product to the uprising of the Khmer Rouge. The Khmer Rouge was the communist party in Cambodia which was led by Pol Pot. Due to their loyalty and training, they were able to take over various regions which include areas both inside and outside of Cambodia. The Khmer Rouge followed Pol Pot’s simple rule: “In the armed forces, use what is necessary—do not use what is…

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  • Essay On Cambodian Genocide

    During the fight to free Cambodia “The Khmer Rouge regime, known as Democratic Kampuchea (DK), crumbled in the face of 15,000 Cambodian rebel soldiers and 150,000 Vietnamese troops” (Jarvis). I believe that although many people died during this genocide, some were saved and that…

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  • Similarities And Differences Between The Holocaust And Cambodian Genocide

    The Cambodian Genocide and Holocaust: Comparison and Contrast The intentional killing of a large group of people, typically due to ethnicity, race or religion is known as genocide. In the Holocaust and Cambodian Genocide, many innocent people were murdered in hopes of a “perfect population”. The Holocaust began in 1933 in Germany when Adolf Hitler rose to power. Hitler and members of the National Socialist German Workers Party committed the massacre of genocide. The massacre was committed…

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