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  • Essay On Pol Pot

    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 events such as French decolonization, the Chinese Revolution, and the Vietnamese Civil War lead up to the carnage as well. Even though French Decolonization and ideas from the Communist Revolution in China were important factors leading to the Cambodian Genocide, the civil war in Vietnam was the largest contributing factor because it created chaos in the region which Pol Pot used in order to seize power in Cambodia. To start, violence from the civil war in Vietnam directly led to Pol Pot taking control of Cambodia. The South Vietnamese and US militaries both were…

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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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  • Pol Pot Summary

    While on the road to the country, people attempted to sell, trade, and barter cigarettes and what little food they had, however, the money to buy these things had become worthless in the course of a day. Overnight, the rich and poor were equal. They could both only carry what little items they had, and at each checkpoint they were searched. If a person had possessions such as; cameras, radios, books, or currency, they were immediately stripped of them. The Khmer Rouge believed that tangible…

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  • Who Is The Inhumane In Lord Of The Flies

    The inhumane acts prevalent in the modern world are rooted in mankind itself. As stated in the novel Lord of the Flies, the author William Golding proposes the idea that the defects of society stem from the defects of human nature (204). The Khmer Rouge regime exemplifies that the flaws of 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,…

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  • Marxism In The 1970's

    What defines a great decade? The 1970’s, according to some people, could possibly be named as “one of the best decades” of their lives. During the 1970’s, audiences around the world were able to experience the very first Star Wars film on May 25, 1977, the Vietnam War ended on April 30, 1975, disco became very popular in the late 70’s, the Concorde’s first flight took place on January 21, 1976, in London towards its descent to Paris, France, and summer became the “blockbuster” season for…

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

    The United States killed up to 150,000 Cambodian farmers and peasants that lived in the rural area where the Vietcong were hiding. This forced the farmers and peasants to move to bigger cities to remain same from these bombings (1). In 1969, the Khmer Rouge had only 10,000 troops, but the bombings were bringing the peasants and farmers to the Khmer Rouge for help. By 1973, The Khmer Rouge had 200,000 troops (Morris 5). In January of 1973, the United States, the North Vietnamese, the South…

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  • Genocide In Cambodia

    bridge sentence to connect to theses statement. During the Cambodian Genocide, a group of Communist guerillas took over leaving the people of the country in devastation, with thousands of brutal interrogation centers, until one country saves them. The Rise of the Khmer Rouge In 1963, the prince of Cambodia, Prince Norodom Sihanouk, cut off economic and military support from the United States and a year later ended diplomatic relations with the U.S. in order to stay out of the Vietnam War that…

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  • Genocide In Cambodia Essay

    2-5-18 D Hour Cambodia Genocide 1. The people who were targeted for genocide were the people who were lawyers, doctors, teachers, engineers, scientists and professional people in any field - including the army. Even if Pol Pot suspected someone for any reason he had them murdered, and their families. Minority groups were also targeted, like Chinese, Vietnamese and Thai, or if they were part of those groups. Half the Cham Muslim population was murdered, so were Buddhist Monks,…

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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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  • Melinda Luong: My Mother, My Hero

    three who will always put her family’s needs in front of hers. She has fought through the communists of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia for many years. Her story and childhood inspire me to become a better person each day. She was born on January 5th, 1969. My mom had no cell phone, television, or any technology. She was always running away with her family…

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