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  • Marxism In The 1970's

    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 American troops if they could join his side in removing Norodom Sihanouk as prince of Cambodia (“The Khmer Rouge and Pol Pot’s Regime”). Eventually, the American troops joined Lon Nol’s side because they needed to return the favor since they used a part of Cambodia’s territory as their base of recovery during the Vietnam war. Little did both the Prime Minister of Cambodia and the American troops know, the Khmer Rouge was allied with Prince Sihanouk with both the leader of the Khmer Rouge, Pol Pot, and the Khmer Rouge when Lon Nol and the American troops removed Prince Sihanouk from office in the year of 1970 (“Pol Pot in Cambodia 1975-1979 2,000,000 Deaths”). In this case, Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge were weakened, allowing themselves to seize the opportunity by teaming up with North Vietnam, who at the time were being bombed by American troops from 1969 to 1973, to fight against Lon Nol’s forces and his American allies (“The Cambodian Genocide”). The occurrence of the Vietnam War…

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  • Pol Pot's Worst Genocide In Cambodia

    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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  • Pol Pot: The Khmer Rouge Regime

    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 In Cambodia

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

    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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  • The Social Cause Of The Cambodian Genocide In Cambodia

    INTRODUCTION Cambodia, which has fewer people but larger land used to be peaceful and nonaligned. But the genocide occurred by surprise, “The dead are crying out for justice. Their voices must be heard. It is the responsibility of the survivors to speak out for those who are unable to speak, in order that the genocide and holocaust will never happen again in this world” (Pran 10). The terror shrouded the country and silently influences people’s life. Genocide occurred in Cambodia in South East…

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  • Essay On Pol Pot

    Pol Pot: Beast of the Southeast Of all the cruel and horrendous tyrants history has bedeviled upon humanity, 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…

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  • Pol Pot: The Cause Of Genocide In Cambodia

    Genocide in Cambodia INTRODUCTION Cambodia, which is in South East Asia, has few people, but large land area and used to be peaceful and nonaligned. However, this all changed when Pol Pot’s desire to purify Cambodian society of all western influence and his rise to power following the US withdrawal from Vietnam, destabilized the region which led to genocide in Cambodia. Genocide occurred in Cambodia between 1975-1979. The genocide occurred by surprise as “the dead are crying out for justice.…

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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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  • Angka Child Soldiers

    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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