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    Pol Pot grew stronger with a militia up to 700,000 people (“Cambodian Genocide Trying to End Genocide”). This growth of population was enough for Lon Nol, the prime minister of Cambodia, to grow weaker and be beaten by the Khmer Republic (“GENOCIDE-CAMBODIA”). Many people joined the Khmer Rouge because of Lon Nol’s association with the United States and this deterred them. With the Khmer Rouge’s growing followers, the Cambodian Genocide officially started on April 17th, 1975, when the Khmer Rouge took control of the capital city, Phnom Penh (“Cambodian Genocide Trying to End Genocide”). The new nation’s official name was the Democratic Kampuchea, which was the communist party (Schanberg). For four years, from 1975-1979, the Khmer Rouge ruled with their torturing ways, which were very new for the Cambodians. Along with the new nation of the Democratic Kampuchea, came a new way of living for the Cambodians. At the start of the new nation, the Cambodians were forced out of their homes and were moved into one main prison, which contained farms and reservation land. They were evacuated from everywhere in the country and put into one city to avoid any form of retaliation from the educated or religious men (Schanberg). This evacuation process shows stage three of genocide, and how the Khmer Rouge dehumanized the Cambodians by forcing them to live in a certain region. Pol Pot’s goal for this new nation was to centralize the farming society and create the “Year Zero” again by having…

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    Historically, war have been a vital between counties for control over each other. For century war have been fought mainly over power and control. The battle over power and control have led to the matter of life and death, a path either to safety or to begin ruin, but in all cases it led to death and ruin many individuals home and life’s. Likewise, War has been and still is one ways or reason to influence and the spread of “culture”, “civilization” and mostly importantly “religion” (Michael Lee…

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    Has your world ever seemed to come to a complete stop? If the answer is yes, then maybe you have gotten a taste of what Year Zero would have been like. There was nothing during this year: no food, no clothes, no families, and no money. Located in Southeast Asia, Cambodia is a country less than half the size of California. From 1975 to 1979 the people of this country were living in the most unbearable conditions. This is due to the fact that on April 17, 1975 Pol Pot commenced mass murders of the…

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    “It shocks us. It always shocks us. Particularly when it happens in the state where we live, the county where we live, the city where we live. . . . We tell one another how horrible it is. Because that’s true, but we’re not surprised. One of the worst things about news like this is that horrible is the new normal [emphasis added].” (McLeigh) School shootings have become the new norm in America. This should not be the case when these tragedies are completely avoidable. According to a recent study…

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    Is Andrew Jackson a Hero, or a Villain? “One man with courage makes a majority." This quote by Andrew Jackson perfectly portrays the life, the character, and the overall Presidency of Andrew Jackson. Andrew Jackson became the seventh President of United States of America on March 4, 1829 and served two terms until March 3, 1837. During this time frame, Mr. Jackson completely revolutionized the Presidency of the United States by winning the popular vote, and by being the direct representative…

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    Without Sanctuary Reflection My first reaction to the narration wasn’t as shocking as I thought. It was horrifying to see the pictures and to also hear a detailed description with research behind it. History always has a way of telling a story and bringing up great discussion, especially when comes close to heart. Growing up, I’ve heard plenty of stories; but I have never actually encountered anything demeaning to my social perspective, self- esteem, or character. Throughout this paper I would…

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    The later end of the 19th century showed huge change in American society, with special focus being on the 1860’s onwards because of the legal change giving slaves in the USA rights to be a human being. From being classed as animal, black American’s now had opportunities never before faced, however this change did not happen overnight. Although vitally important in the abolishment of slavery in American, it becomes obvious that the 13th amendment was not the turning point of civil rights in the…

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    The 2016 presidential race is catching fire, especially because of this year’s candidates on each side. The Republicans have double the candidates than the Democrats do. Bernie Sanders has become one of the prominent democratic candidates in the running, only second to Hillary Clinton. He leads the polls in Iowa and New Hampshire. His goal is mostly to attract voters, which means he just wants people to go and vote. He is already getting younger voters who support him, they are spreading his…

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    ways. He showed that even though he did not come from much, he could still get votes and change the country. In fact, he became the first president to pay off the national debt (thehermitage). Jackson became so influential that a few states got rid of their property amount requirements for voting (ushistory.com). He started opening doors for the white male citizens of the United States by extending the right to vote so that it was more accessible to all the white men (Rose and Daneri) instead of…

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    William Jennings Bryan once said, “Never be afraid to stand with the minority when the minority is right, for the minority which is right will soon be the majority.” So often being Americans, we catch ourselves pulling for the underdog or cheering with the minority in hopes to see the majority fall in embarrassment. Historically speaking an independent woman was frowned upon and in some cases, they still are and a black African American was not even considered to be politically capable of…

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