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    how music is a soul of nation that shape Cambodian’s life and tradition itself. In addition, it also portrayed how music, artists and their way of life were affected during the war. There were a lot of interesting facts and details, likes and dislikes and why this movie grasp me in terms of the important names and places that mentioned in this movie. There were a lot of interesting facts and detail that stood out to me most. First, it was interesting to see how music was passed by generation to generation where it started first with their ancestors up to youth generation. I noticed it where the artists stated their storyline in the video. For example, Prince Norodom Sihanouk belong to a family that loves arts where his father was a musician, saxophonist and flutist and his mother was a director of the ballet. Sihanouk was influenced by his father where his father encouraged him to play music, so he ordered to form orchestra. It was great to see family influenced their kids to music. Second, it was tragic to see how Cambodians suffer under the Khmer Rouge Regime. According to Cambodia Tribunal Monitor, it stated that the Khmer Rouge changed Cambodians way of life, culture and tradition where they they abolished money, free markets, normal schooling, private property, foreign clothing styles, religious practices, and traditional Khmer culture. It showed that they were like slaves who followed their masters where they do not have any rights and freedom in anything. There were…

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    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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    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 this time Pol Pot joined KPRP or known as Khmer People’s…

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    Genocide was the Vietnam War extending onto Cambodian soil. According to United to End Genocide, “U.S. troops used Cambodia as a regrouping zone in addition to bombing parts of the country to destroy suspected Viet Cong targets, setting the foundation for animosity toward the West.” The American troops using Cambodia as a regrouping zone gave the Prime Minister of Cambodia, Marshal Lon Nol, an advantage to finally dethrone Norodom Sihanouk, the prince of Cambodia at the time, by asking the…

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    The Khmer Rouge

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    Evaluate the reasons for the rise and fall of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia INTRODUCTION The Khmer Rouge is a term coined by Prince Norodom Sihanouk, literally meaning ‘Red Khmers’, to describe the Communist Party of Kampuchea, led by Saloth Sar, or more commonly known as Pol Pot. From 1975-1979, the Khmer Rouge seized power over Cambodia and conducted the tragic Cambodian genocide. Inspired by Maoism, they believed in the creation of a classless, communal society to achieve equality of all, and…

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    Genocide In Cambodia

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    An Attempt of Restarting a Country to “Year Zero” Today, Cambodia ranks number 43 of the poorest countries in the world (Pasquali). Cambodia is a country in South East Asia and is less than half the size of California. Missing a 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…

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    On May 19, 1925, Pol Pot was born into a 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…

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    Angka Child Soldiers

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    Child Soldiers “Your number one duty is to the Angkar and no one else. You should be happy with yourself. This camp is for the weaklings. The camp you are going to is for the bigger, stronger children. There you will be trained as a soldier so you can soon help fight the war. You will learn many more things there than the children here” (Ung 130). Cambodian children, just like Loung Ung, were forced into combat through the use of propaganda and persuasion. At many camps throughout Cambodia,…

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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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    In the non-fictional 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,…

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