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Human Trafficking in Cambodia - Human Trafficking in Cambodia Imagine a four year old girl growing up in contemporary Cambodia. Each morning she wakes up miles from home, homesick and scared. She is forced to beg for money for the brothel that she belongs to, and all of her earnings go straight to her master. Then, that night, about seven men come to the brothel. These men, some as old as fifty, often pay as little as two dollars to partake in sexual intercourse with these school-aged children. The toddlers enslaved in the horrific sex trade are forever stripped of their purity, making human trafficking a major issue in present day Cambodia....   [tags: Cambodia]
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Survival of the Fittest: Exploitation of Cambodia Under the Khmer Rouge - Slavery has existed throughout history and it even exists today in various forms. Slavery is the imprisonment of an individual by another. Herbert Spencer proposed the idea of survival of the fittest in human society. With slavery, especially in today’s time, there are people who are socially stronger taking advantage of those who are weaker and more vulnerable. The societies of today view money as a form of power, and with this power it is used to entrap the weak and using them as disposable objects....   [tags: Cambodia, Current Issues]
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Conservation of Biodiversity in Cambodia - Assessment of Conservation of Biodiversity in Cambodia 1. Introduction Conservation of Biodiversity in Cambodia has been gathering momentum in the past few years in response to international conservation efforts and increased land degradation and loss (Conservation International 2004). International monetary institutions such as the World Bank and transnational NGOs such as Conservation International have been influential in changing forestry legislation in Cambodia (Reuters 2002). However, the implementation of these laws and practices are not always as successfully carried out or adhered to on a local level (Reuters 2002)....   [tags: Biodiversity Cambodia Essays]
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The Killing Fields of Cambodia - Are they Worth Remembering? - The Killing Fields of Cambodia - Are they Worth Remembering. “I know of no parallel to the conditions which have been experienced in Cambodia over the past decade to any other experience I have had. In the case of post-war Europe, there is the vast tragedy of the concentration camps . . . but thank God, the world had an immediate reaction and to this moment, there has been a sensitivity to events which happened forty years ago. But, in the case of Cambodia, for some extraordinary reason, I am left with the strong impression that the world wants to forget the tragedy in Cambodia – they want to forget it!” SIR ROBERT JACKSON, deputy Secretary-General, United Nations January 1983 (qtd....   [tags: Killing Fields of Cambodia]
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Khmer Rouge and Genoicide in Cambodia - Cambodia is a country in the eastern region of Asia between surrounding neighboring countries Thailand at the North West, Vietnam at the east, and Laos situated at the northern section. It was on April 17, 1976 that Pol Pot the leader of Khmer Rouge regime entered the Cambodian capital of Phonm Penh and took control of the entire country for four horrific years that filled the citizens with terror. Once they got control they declared the day year zero, the day Cambodia would return back to a simply way of life based on mass agriculture....   [tags: Cambodian history, genocide, Pol Pot]
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Damage in Cambodia - ... If disaster were to happen in a poverty stricken area there would almost be no consequences. Also like the Nazis Cambodian victims died from hard labor and starvation or were executed (Macan-Markar). Cambodians were worked to death to help the government make their Utopia. Women and children were not exempt from any work a man had to do. The government planned to kill them after their work was done so if they died while working they did not suffer a great loss. In Cambodia they have an extremely corrupt government....   [tags: Hurricane Katrina, Khmer Rouge]
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The Cambodias Best-Known Literature Culture Hero - Choun Nat - The Cambodias Best-Known Literature Culture Hero - Choun Nat ¡§Choun Nat¡¨ is known as the most impressive literature and cultural promoter that Cambodia every produced. Many claim Choun Nat revitalized Cambodian cultural identity. Sadly he is not world-widely recognized as those in the developed countries, due to Cambodia¡¦s immense isolation and misery over the past decades. The purpose of this scope of paper is to awaken the Cambodians and foreigners alike, not to ignore our remarkable role model....   [tags: Cambodia Literature Biography ] 1560 words
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History of The Kindom of Cambodia - ... Alarmed by the possibility of Vietnam’s domination in Indochina, Kingdom of Cambodia in Pol Pot’s regime believed to trigger a war in order to galvanize people of Cambodia and simultaneously achieving legitimacy from Cambodian people toward Pol Pot’s regime which in latter turned out that Cambodian people welcomed Vietnam troops to stop Khmer Rouge haphazard actions in last three years. Whacked by Khmer Rouge intention to reform Cambodian people into traditional agrarian based, Kingdom of Cambodia believes Vietnam invasion that being seen as an unauthorized measure by international community turned out was able to escort human rights equality in Cambodia – free of dread....   [tags: genocide, aids, international community] 524 words
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Communism and Pol Pot in Cambodia - ... Pol Pot was raised in a French cultural society and hence was Pol Pot influenced to go to Paris, France for college. In France, Pol Pot began to stray away from his studies and began to focus on his new interest in communism. Pol Pot was influenced by a group of friends who championed communism. “Pol Pot and his inner circle of revolutionaries adopted a Communism based on Maoism and Stalinism, then carried it to extremes”(New York Times Pol Pot) and adopted Marxist ideas to create a classless society....   [tags: political control, power, fear] 658 words
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Opportunities for Biomass Production in Cambodia - Located in Southeast Asia, Cambodia covers an area of 181 035 square kilometers, with a population of over 14 million (July 2008) of which about 85-90 percent lives in the rural areas (Ministry of Rural Development 2006, Central Intelligence Agency 2008). More than 80 % of energy derives from biomass (De Lopez, 2003). Fuel wood is the major source of energy for rural population and tile brick industries. According to De lopez, natural forests are the main source of fuel wood in Cambodia that lead to severely degradation of forest for the past twenty years....   [tags: environment, alternative fuel, energy] 653 words
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Understanding the Country of Cambodia - ... The genocide ended after the Vietnamese invaded Cambodia. There has been up to twenty thousand mass graves found in Cambodia. Ideology played a huge role in the genocides. The need of the Khmer Rouge to bring their country back to a "mythical past” hindered support and aid from other nations. That in their minds was a not a good influence on helped bring the country back to an agrarian society. In addition, the way they tried to force this was one reason for the genocide. The new agrarian society leaned towards a Stalinist and Maoist ideal....   [tags: culture, economy, genocides ] 2540 words
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Loans to Cambodia through Kiva - ... Challenged by Chem, present-day Vietnam, the king of Cambodia placed the country under French protection. Cambodia was able to finally gain their independence from France in 1953, following Japanese occupation during World War II but after years of struggle with the communist party Khmer Rouge, led by Pol Pot, Cambodia feel under its control in 1975. Within day of the Khmer Rouge coming into power, Cambodia entered into the darkest time of its history. Two million people were forced to evacuate from the cities to the countryside in which they would undertake agriculture work....   [tags: Case Study, Poverty Struggles]
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The Kingdom of Cambodia Cultural Profile - ... For instance Marie Smith in a polite environment should be addressed as Lok Srey Marie. This can be considered a way of keeping traditions and so this mean that Cambodian/ Khmer culture is Short- term oriented in the Hofstede’s cultural dimensions because they exhibit great respect for traditions, this can be shown in the way they address to people, or the way they keep their customs and traditions. Paralanguage communication (spoken language) in Cambodia is very specific; the tone of voice is normally “non-tonal”/ neutral, rising the voice and getting angry is considered impolite and bad manners, in Khmer culture the self-control is essential therefore people who show their “emotions” a...   [tags: Southeastern developing countries] 1991 words
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The Effects of Globalization on Cambodia - Globalization is defined as the act of creating connections between countries across the globe in terms of culture and economy. Almost on every part of the world, citizens have become a part of the global village. Even though various researches stated that there are negative effects of globalization for particular reasons, the positive impacts were clearly shown to be stronger especially in developing countries such as Cambodia. To begin with, tourist travel is one of the main negative impacts of Globalization as it is able pose a serious threat on the society as a whole through the act of human trafficking....   [tags: Globalization Essays]
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Cambodia: Behind Modern Times - ... There is still a very small modern economy in the country though. With almost 80% of the population involved in agriculture of some sort leaving very few of the population for industry and national export (U.S. Department of State). Similar to the southern United States until the turn of the 20th century, Cambodia’s agricultural population also lives in areas that do not have educational centers in place. Such a largely economically restricted group has little history of change. Foreign organizations and new leadership move to change this trend....   [tags: literacy, culture, relations] 2740 words
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Wildlife Conservation Practices in Cambodia - ... As the world population grows, more land is needed for farming; more forest is cleared for road construction. Moreover, some species are also faced with habitat degradation, which is caused by pollution from agricultural pesticide and so one. This leads to severe damages to the natural habitat; as a result, animals are also threatened. However, great effort has been put so that all forms of threats to wildlife and its habitat can be cut off. One of the solutions to habitat loss which was defined by The World Conservation Union is to set aside 12 percent of the world’s land area for the conservation of wildlife and its natural habitat....   [tags: habitat, endangered species] 720 words
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Educational System of Cambodia - ... ACE aims to create an enriching and supportive environment for the youth in Phnom Penh. This grassroots level NGO equips the youth with education, a fundamental human right, which will help to sustain for themselves, their families, and those in need. Education arms each individual with the lessons of life to enter the real world in search of goals. In a research article by Dame (1938), “education is derived from ‘educare,’ which means to lead out or to draw out” (P. 1). In short, education instructs individuals with the apprehension of the universe and the human condition....   [tags: schools, teacher, poverty, health] 1018 words
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Cambodia and Association of Southeast Asian Nations - ... According to Kang Chandararot, not many Cambodians have the required technical skills to compete and little can be done to change this because 80 percent of local labour in the economy are in rural areas where education is very limited (as cited in Drennan, 2012). Sok Siphanna also added that 50 percent of the workforce has not even finished primary school (Drennan, 2012). This proved the lack of skilled workers which could result in unemployment because local workers could not compete with the foreign skilled workers....   [tags: Economy, Development] 1282 words
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The Role of Corruption in Cambodia's Human Trafficking - ... Human trafficking has become a form of “survival” corruption in an environment where weak institutions and great socioeconomic inequalities allow human trafficking to thrive. According to the 2013 Trafficking in Person Report from the Department of State, Cambodia’s corrupt officials are directly involved in helping to facilitate the transportation of human trafficking victims across the borders. Cambodia’s judicial and law enforcement systems do more to hinder the victims of human trafficking then protect them, often times impeding the victims access to legal resources (Calavan)....   [tags: government officials owning brothels]
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The Process and Barriers to Establishing an NGO in Cambodia - “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist” ¬¬ -- Friedrich Nietzsche--. The quote by Friedrich Nietzsche, could be in the thoughts of any nongovernmental organization (NGO) attempting to expand globally and establish an international nongovernmental organization (INGO) in Cambodia. The service for improvement of natural resources and environmental management by providing clean water through INGO’s is desperately needed in developing countries....   [tags: Non Profit Management]
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Cambodia: Lack of Investment in Human Capital - A critical barrier effecting sustainable growth in Cambodia is the lack of investment in human capital and education by the government. The main issue is that it has been overlooked due to fast increases in economic growth; there was a 7.3% growth rate in 2012 (The World Bank, 2013). However this growth is unequal and has only been focused within a few sectors of the economy, mainly in the capital Phnom Penh. Along with the “rapid expansion of the urban labour market” education has been left to deteriorate (UNDP Cambodia, 2011)....   [tags: trade openess, sustainable growth]
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Cultural Profile: Cambodia - Cambodia Cultural Profile Cambodia is officially known as the Kingdom of Cambodia is situated in the southern Asia, in the southern part of the Indonesian Peninsula, bordered by Thailand to the northwest, Laos to the northeast, Vietnam to the east, and the Gulf of Thailand to the southwest. In Cambodia the dominant religion is Buddhism and it is very important in the culture, religion is an important factor and influences in a high degree on the culture. Besides he Cambodian culture is known to be traditional and based on honouring their ancestors and living life with honesty, humility and kindness....   [tags: Asia, culture, religion, language, Buddhism]
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Challenges in Addressing Gender Inequality in Cambodia - ... Wives, similarly, possess the same responsibilities. In rural area, women are expected to be married to support their husband working outside, take care of their family, look after their child, and control their housework (Kasumi, 2011). Hence, females are obliged to care of household since the early age of their childhood, from a position of a daughter to a wife and ultimately to a mother. In educational sector, for instance, many families in the rural area are still influenced by gender stereotype....   [tags: Restriction, Culture, Laws] 1478 words
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USInvasion Of Cambodia - “The banyan tree grows throughout Cambodia. It may reach a height of over 100 feet, and as it grows, new roots descend from its branches, pushing into the ground and forming new trunks. The roots grow relentlessly; many of the ancient temples of Angkor have toppled as these roots have become embedded in the cracks and crevices between their massive stones. A single tree might have dozens of trunks, and it is often impossible to tell which is the original. This is Cambodia today: a thousand intertwined branches, a thousand stories woven together, a thousand currents of history swirling in different directions....   [tags: American History]
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The Pol Pot Rule of Cambodia - The Pol Pot Rule of Cambodia "The worst blow fell in 1975, when the Khmer Rouge (red Khmer) guerrillas under the leadership of Pol Pot overthrew the Khmer Republic and established Democratic Kampuchea." The Khmer Rouge were, at least partially, a reaction to the loss of political power and the social disorder brought on by the regional wars of the 1960s and 1970s, as well as an extreme and localized response to the growing question of Khmer identity in a region dominated and fought over by world powers....   [tags: Papers] 1083 words
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Nixon's Secret Bombings in Cambodia - Why did President Richard Nixon decide to have secret bombing in Cambodia in 1969. A. Plan of the investigation: i. Subject of the investigation: Why did President Richard Nixon decide to have secret bombing in Cambodia in 1969. The purpose of investigating Nixon?s secret bombing of Cambodia is to understand his real intentions. Also, to find out why he had to hide this from the Congress and the media. Wouldn?t it mean that he is abusing his power by keeping it a secret and not getting permission to do so from the Congress....   [tags: President Richard Nixon] 2194 words
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Cambodia's Corrupt and Tragic Reign of Khmer Rouges - ... The results of the so called, “election” led to a revolt among the people of Cambodia who in contrary destroyed everything representing the Prime Minister; which led to the decrement of Marshall Law. The real results proved to have been a victory by the opposing leader Sam Rainsy, who won by a landslide regarding to the irregular votes created by Sen. What has been an inexplicable story proves to be heart wrenching and are the reasons why Hun Sen should be tried by the United Nations. Starting around 1985, Hun Sen had tried to seize the power of being Prime Minister to himself....   [tags: communist, prime minister, violence] 646 words
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Cattle Development and Small-holder Farmers in Cambodia - 2.1. Cattle Development and Small-holder Farmers in Cambodia 2.1.1. Cattle Production in Cambodia Livestock in Cambodia makes an important contribution to the agricultural sector. It accounts for 20.9% of agricultural GDP and contributes 7.6% to GDP (FAO, 2005a). Most livestock, including cattle, poultry, and pigs are raised by small-holders, for whom they serve as a source of cash income and provide a subsistence source of protein. Moreover, they are used for draught power, and are used as an asset or savings bank (Harding et al., 2007)....   [tags: Agriculture] 2644 words
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Cambodia - Cambodia Cambodia finally experienced its first year of peace in over 30 years. This may look attractive to many investors. In this profile report, Cambodia’s demographics, economy, political environment, investment laws, socio-cultural risk, and technological environments will be discussed. Demographics · Poor and young population The EUI estimates the population was around 11.3 million in 1998 based on a UN Population Fund/ Cambodian government survey in December 1996. Estimates for this country take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality and death rates, lower population and growth rates, and changes...   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Sex Trafficking in Cambodia: The True Story of a Cambodian Heroine by Somaly Mam - “Some girls come to us beaten half to death. They are so young. They have marks that are worse than anything I have ever endured.” (Mam 166). Throughout the world, traffickers coerce and abduct women and children into the sex trade. Traffickers then trade and sell these women for the use of sexual exploitation (Mace Venneberg, and Amell 336). As many as 20 million people are involved in the global sex trade at any given time (Nawyn, Birdal, and Glogower 56). Though sex trafficking is acknowledged as an issue throughout the world, it continues to become even more extreme....   [tags: sex trade, mass trafficking, women]
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Why has Cambodia Remained So Poor - ... 39), where a country's other industries become less competitive as a result of currency valuation due to the revenue raised from the resource. The rush of investment in one sector sucks attention, capital, and skills from all other parts of the economy, causing the economy to become heavily one-sided. As revenues often end up in the foreign bank accounts of the elite, it is rare profits from natural resources to reach the people. The Landlocked with Bad Neighbours Trap, as Collier explains, surrounds the fact that countries with coastlines trade with the world, while landlocked countries trade mainly with their neighbours....   [tags: civil war, landlocked, government]
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Cambodia And United Nations - Cambodia is a small country located in Southeast Asia bordering the Gulf of Thailand. Cambodia lies between Thailand and Vietnam. It occupies a total area of 181,040 square kilometers, and out of all of this, only 176,520 square kilometers are on land. Cambodia has a 2,572-kilometer long land boundary and 443 kilometer coastline. Cambodia has a tropical climate like most countries in Southeast Asia. In this tropical climate, there is a rainy, monsoon season from May to October. The dry season lasts from December to March....   [tags: essays research papers] 1151 words
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Kolab: A Sex Trafficking Survivor from Cambodia - “They forced me to sleep with as many as 50 customers a day. I had to give [the pimp] all my money. If I did not [earn a set amount] they punished me by removing my clothes and beating me with a stick until I fainted, electrocuting me, cutting me” (Global Sex Trafficking 1). This is the real-life testimony of a woman named Kolab, a sex trafficking survivor from Cambodia who shares her story with Equality Now, a female human rights advocate organization. Sucked into a world of fear, subjugation, and danger, Kolab demonstrates a lifestyle that no female would ever want to imagine-yet which for many women is their everyday reality....   [tags: anti-trafficking organization, pimps]
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The Religious Structures of Angkor Wat Temple - ... As one would look at the floor plans of the temple, the five towers are perfectly aligned in a mandala that symbolized heaven, helping to anchor the gods to the temple as well as gain their favor. In the center of the temple was an offering of white sapphires and gold, which symbolized the sun and the moon. Above the offering, a shaft was constructed. In addition to building the temples in the shape of a mandala, architects built them in measurements that resembled Hinduisms yugas. "In Hindu cosmology, there are four major periods of time, which succeed each other in one great time cycle....   [tags: Budhisim, Cambodia]
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Comparing the Culture of Cambodia and American Culture - Comparing the Culture of Cambodia and American Culture After reading the novel Children of the River, I have learned some customs that people in Cambodia practice in their country. In this essay, I shall describe some examples of their traditions and contrast them with the American culture as shown in the novel and Honduran culture of which I am most familiar. One good example of this contrast is when Sundara, the main character of the novel, explains to Jonathan (Pg 23) that in Cambodia, students at school show respect to their teachers....   [tags: Cultural Identity Essays] 545 words
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President Nixon's Secret Bombing of Cambodia - In the 1960s and 1970s, the most controversial war the United States had ever been involved in during its rich two-hundred year history would engulf the country, ultimately leading to the collapse of a president, and the division of a nation. The Vietnam War was a military struggle fought in Vietnam and neighboring countries from 1959-1975 involving the North Vietnamese and NLF (National Liberation Front) versus the United States and the South Vietnamese ("The Vietnam..."). In 1969, newly elected President Richard M....   [tags: American America History]
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Role of Spirituality in Enhancing Quality of Life in Women with HIV in Cambodia - Role of Spirituality in Enhancing Quality of Life in Women with HIV in Cambodia 1. PROBLEM AND RATIONALE Cambodia has been experiencing the most devastating HIV/AIDS epidemic in South-East Asia compared to all other countries in the region (NCHADS, 2009). With the mounting of an effective national public health anti-retroviral treatment program, HIV/AIDS prevention and care in Cambodia have been very successful, given its resource constraints. To date, the government has used clinical indicators such as CD4 and HIV RNA viral load to evaluate program effectiveness....   [tags: Research Proposal] 2087 words
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The Holocaust and the US Bombing of Cambodia: Similar Results for Different Causes - When many people think of the word “Genocide” they think of Adolf Hitler’s Holocaust. They don’t usually think that any leader of the US could stoop so low to do anything remotely close to it. That’s why when people hear of how Richard Nixon and his national security advisor, Henry Kissinger, killed 600,000 Cambodians when they bombed it in 1969, they don’t believe it. It couldn’t possibly be like the Nazi extermination of the Jews, which killed up to 7 million people across Europe from 1933 to 1945, right....   [tags: desk murdering, hilter, north vietnam]
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A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers in Novel, First They Killed My Fathe by Loung Ung - ... Ma told them when they find a place to tell them they were orphans. “I don’t want you here.” (Ung, 116). Loung did not understand why Ma had forced them to leave but Ma is saving her life. “If we stay together, we’ll die together.” (Ung. 116). Ma makes sacrifices so her children are safe and not killed by the horrible Khmer Rouge. “One day three soldiers come to the village and tell the new people gathered at the town square that the Angkar needs every teenage male and female to leave tomorrow for Kong Cha Lat, a teen work camp....   [tags: agrarian society, survive, sacrafice]
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The Worst Famine in Recorded History - The worst famine in recorded history combined with mass killings of innocent people occurred in Cambodia as the result of the Khmer Rouge’s reign. Stripping their citizens of all modern technologies and practices, as well as killing all ethnic minorities and intellectuals destroyed Cambodian culture. Innocent people were killed on the basis that they may possibly be enemies of the state, although rarely was there evidence proving these millions of Cambodians were enemies at all. From 1975 to 1979 the Khmer Rouge was in power in Cambodia, and in that time around twenty percent of Cambodians died in their extreme communist society....   [tags: cambodia, khmer rouge's reign]
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Cambodia - The Rise of the Khmer Rouge and the Genocide (1976-1978) - During the Khmer Rouge regime, Cambodia was turned into a giant labor camp creating a system of terror, genocide, and attempted cultural annihilation-a series of drastic events that the country is still recovering from. The years contained within this regime were devastating for the nation of Cambodia, with the establishment of the Khmer Rouge, a left-wing Communist political party whose actions have had an overwhelmingly detrimental effect on the political, economic and social structure of Cambodia-ruining the lives of millions....   [tags: Communism Communist] 2414 words
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The Eight Steps of Genocide - Throughout history, genocides can be seen as completely different from one another. With country dealing with their own population of people and purpose of killings, connections can be failed to seen between the growing number. Although, what is failed to be associated is the eight stages that each genocide must, and has gone through to carry out a plan of destruction. Meaning, each genocide may not closely follow the steps, but are similar to one another. An example that follow steps can be clearly seen between the Cambodian genocide of 1975-1979 and the Rwandan genocide of 1994....   [tags: cambodia, rwanda, mas extermination]
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The Cambodian Genocide - The Cambodian Genocide took place from 1975 to 1979 in the Southeastern Asian country of Cambodia. The genocide was a brutal massacre that killed 1.4 to 2.2 million people, about 21% of Cambodia’s population. This essay, will discuss the history of the Cambodian genocide, specifically, what happened, the victims and the perpetrators and the world’s response to the genocide. The Cambodian Genocide has the historical context of the Vietnam War and the country’s own civil war. During the Vietnam War, leading up to the conflicts that would contribute to the genocide, Cambodia was used as a U.S....   [tags: Cambodian War]
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Acts of Genocide throughout History - Wouldn’t it be scary if someone suddenly decided that you should disappear because he thinks you do not have the right to live because of your race or religion. Scary yes, but definitely possible. The word genocide, which is also known as ethnic cleansing, is certainly not uncommon to anyone living in this not so perfect world, full of violence, hatred and discrimination. Throughout the decades, genocide has taken place in more than one occasion, causing wars, slaughters and mass destruction of cities and towns....   [tags: discrimination, holocaust, cambodia] 848 words
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The Killing Fields, an Injustice - ... Dead, swelled, naked body floating down the river where we bathe and drink. I remember body in a bag floating down the river. On one occasion, I found a human bone in the river while I was searching for clams. I saw people committing suicide by hanging. It was a choice of killing themselves or killed by the Khmer Rouge. Many people simply felt that it was better to end their lives sooner than to be suffering. The terror and dreadfulness of the Regime was only beginning. The people were to endure over 3 years of the nightmare.” There are many accounts of the trials these people endured, in journals which have been adapted to history textbooks....   [tags: genocide, Pol Pot, Cambodia]
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The May 4th Massacre - ... Later Friday night, police respond to students in downtown Kent vandalizing storefront windows. Two student activist groups were believed to be in the area. The groups were known as Students for a Democratic Society (S.D.S.) and the Weathermen, a faction of SDS known to be more violent (NatGeo). The destructive activity led Kent Mayor, LeRoy M. Satrom, to impose a curfew on the campus and the city. (cite3-1) The mayor also shut down the city bars early. This backfired, only bringing rowdy crowds to the streets....   [tags: Cambodia, Riots, Nixon] 705 words
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Negativity of indeffierence - ... Here they died not only through the utilization of gas chambers and killings by the Nazis, but also because of starvation, disease, and work overload (Jones 152). The Allies and the churches in Germany were the main perpetrators of indifference to the Jews. The Allies were still shaken up from World War I and sought appeasement from Hitler instead of hostility. At a meeting in France, representatives from Western countries had the idea of opening their countries’ borders to the Jews, but they avoided doing this because they did not want to get involved....   [tags: holocaust, genocide in rwanda, cambodia] 774 words
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The Cambodian Genocide and the Holocaust - The day that the survivors of the Cambodian Genocide will never forget, was the day that the Cambodian society took a turn for the worse. On April 17, 1975, Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge went to Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, took control and renamed it Democratic Kampuchea also known as DK. Pol Pot announced to all the citizens that he had to “purify” the Cambodian society. Although the Cambodian genocide did not kill as many people as other genocides such as the Holocaust, it is still just as important....   [tags: cambodian genocide, holocaust, pol pot]
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First They Killed My Father by Luong Ung - In 1975, The Khmer Rouge became the ruling political party of Cambodia after overthrowing the Lon Nol government. Following their leader Pol Pot, the Khmer Rouge imposed an extreme form of social engineering on Cambodian society. They wanted to form an anti-modern, anti-Western ideal of a restructured “classless agrarian society', a radical form of agrarian communism where the whole population had to work in collective farms or forced labor projects. The Khmer Rouge revolutionary army enforced this mostly with extreme violence....   [tags: Cambodia Book Review] 1020 words
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The Battle of An Loc - Introduction The Battle of An Loc Vietnam also regarded as the Easter offensive as it started the Thursday before Easter weekend and lasted 96 days. It preceded the TET offensive of 1968 and may have been one of the most prolific battles of the era. The Battle of An Loc showed the will and fortitude of the enemy as well as tested the perseverance of the defending forces of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN). Along with all this it showed a more modern form of battle using ground as well as air power, and set the stage for the superiority of the air power used today.1 An Loc was a small farming village that sat in the western portion of South Vietnam....   [tags: Vietnam, United States, Cambodia, NVA, VC]
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Contemporary Fiction in Gary D. Schmidt's Book on Trouble - ... The author, Gary Schmidt, develops the theme through dialogue, flashback, and motif. To begin with, Schmidt develops the theme of prejudice with dialogue, and how people communicate within the book. A primary example is during the court scene, where Chay is being tried for possible murder. Dr. Sheringham, the principal of the school, admits that when Chay’s locker was broken into, the cost of replacement was given to his family. “‘One hundred and sixty-five dollars. Did the school pay to replace these books?’ ‘The expense of textbooks is assumed by each of our families.’” (76)....   [tags: brothers, prejudice, cambodia]
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What is Deviance? - Deviance is defined as actions or behaviors that violate socials norms. In turn the concept of deviance is dependent on the social observation and perception. “By it’s very nature, the constructionism through which people define and interpret actions or appearances is always “social.” ”(Henry, 2009 , p. 6) One’s perception of a situation may be completely different from another depending on cultural and social factors. The way someone talks, walks, dresses, and holds themselves are all factors that attribute to how someone perceives another....   [tags: culture, society, polygamy, China, Cambodia, US]
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The Holocaust and the Cambodian Genocide - The definition of genocide is killing a large group of people of a certain origin. The Holocaust was in Germany and started in 1933. Adolf Hitler and the Nazis were in charge of the Holocaust. The Cambodian Genocide took place in Cambodia. Cambodia is in Southeast Asia (“Cambodian”). Pol Pot was the leader of Khmer Rouge and the group was in charge of the Cambodian Genocide (“Cambodian”). The Cambodian Genocide started in 1975 and ended in 1978 because Khmer Rouge was ended by Vietnam (“Cambodian”)....   [tags: Pol Pot, Khmer Rouge]
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The Holocaust and the Cambodian Genocide - “Hatred can be nurtured anywhere” - Simon Wiesenthal in Justice Not Vengeance (Uschan 94) Michael V. Uschan defines genocide as “the deliberate, systematical destruction of a racial, political or cultural group.” The Greek word geno means “race” or “tribe”, and cide is Latin for “killing”. The word itself was specifically created to describe the execution going on during the Holocaust (Uschan 9). The Holocaust refers to a time period from January 1933 to May 1945 in Germany. A clear-cut combination of shrewdness, intolerance and brutality was the cause of the death of 11 million men, women, and children....   [tags: Pol Pot, Khmer Rouge]
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A Brief Look at the Cambodian Genocide - ... “It was possible for people to be shot simply for knowing a foreign language, wearing glasses, laughing, or crying. One Khmer slogan ran 'To spare you is no profit, to destroy you is no loss.'” (CAMBODIA 1975) A part of the struggle was trying to stay alive, the Khmer Rouge had documents of jobs of the people, and if you were an intellectual you would be killed. The people had to hide from their former lives, they practically couldn’t talk. If they had glasses, they would have to go without them....   [tags: Khmer Rouge, Pol Pot, Vietnam War]
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The Armenian and Cambodian Genocides - ... An estimated guess of around one and a half million Armenians were killed during this time. A reason why the Armenians were treated this way was because, the Armenians were thought of as a threat. Ottoman had feared that Armenian would gain too much power and be able to become an independent nation. The Armenian genocide is now commemorated on April 24, due to the Young Turk regime, arresting hundreds of Armenians in the year of 1915. The Cambodian genocide of 1975-1978, in which approximately 1.7 million people lost their lives, which was about 21% of their population....   [tags: massive ethnic, religious, political, cleansing] 718 words
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Current Cambodian Political State - Cambodia today is officially known as the Kingdom of Cambodia. It is officially a Multiparty Democracy under a Constitutional Monarchy under Head of State King Norodom Sihamoni and the Head of Government Prime Minister Hun Sen. However, Hun Sen is increasingly authoritarian and has expressed that he wishes to remain in office for the foreseeable future. In Cambodia, the king is chosen by the Royal Throne Council, which is made up of all eligible males of royal descent, while a member of the majority party or coalition is named by the Chairman of the National Assembly and appointed by the king....   [tags: multiparty democracy, communism]
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Ethnography on Cambodian Americans - I chose Cambodian Americans for my target culture because it was a place I knew very little about. My ignorance of that side of the world is laughable to say the least. Cambodian American was a great choice because both the people and the culture are very captivating to me. While some Cambodian Americans become very westernized, accepting most of America’s cultural norms, some hold strong to their Cambodian traditions and way of life. Through Geert Hofstede’s Taxonomy, I will explore the dynamics of the Cambodian American culture....   [tags: Culture, Traditions, History, America]
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Taking a Closer Look at The Cambodian Genocide - ... Cambodia lost 25% of its population, with over two millions killed. When more than two million innocent people are killed, it is hard, if not impossible to call what happened in Cambodia, not Genocide. Many people witnessed the deaths of their family and friends, leaving them with nightmares and emotional scars (Carney 1). Another strong argument that helps prove what happened in Cambodia was genocide was the terrible treatment that the people were forced to endure every day. The Khmer Rouge was relentless with what they did....   [tags: Pol Pot, mass killings]
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Cambodian American - Introduction- Beauty and Darkness Cambodian is one of the newest influxes of immigrants from Southeast Asia. The beauty and the darkness of Cambodia imprinted in history. Cambodia, a country of fertile land and dotted rice fields, of famous and breath taking monuments and ancient temples, of arts and crafts, cultural attractions, and most definitely a history like no other. This is the country that exhibits one of the seven wonders of the world- that is the famous Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument that had ever built, significantly in Cambodia....   [tags: Immigration, Southeast Asia] 2405 words
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The Cambodian Genocide: A Tragedy Hidden from the World - Genocide is the mass slaughter of a certain type of people because of who they are. The Cambodian Genocide was the mass slaughtering of people who were foreign, educated people, not Khmer (the native race in Cambodia), as well as other people the Khmer Rouge considered to be enemies. It was one of the most horrific events in modern history, and it was discovered years after it began. It took place over a four-year period, from 1975-1979, and left a profound impact on not only Cambodia, but also the world....   [tags: communist, power, peasant] 2053 words
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Pol Pot, The Khmer Rouge, and Cambodian Genocide - The Communist Party of Kampuchea, also known as the Khmer Rouge, took control of Cambodia on April 17, 1975, which lasted until January 1979. For their three-year, eight-month, and twenty-one day rule of Cambodia, the Khmer Rouge committed some of the most heinous crimes in current history. The main leader who orchestrated these crimes was a man named Pol Pot. In 1962, Pol Pot had become the coordinator of the Cambodian Communist Party. The Prince of Cambodia, Norodom Sihanouk, did not approve of the Party and forced Pol Pot to flee to exile in the jungle....   [tags: Genocide]
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Two Similar but Different Genocides: The Holocaust and Cambodian Genocide - It’s hard to imagine that people would support and act upon plans to kill millions of innocent human beings. The Holocaust and Cambodian genocide were two of the most horrific genocides in the history of civilization. The Holocaust and Cambodian genocide has not only similarities but also differences. How they treated their victims, USA involvement, and that they both killed millions of people are some things they share. Differences they include are the people they targeted, how the two leaders took office and lastly where these to genocides took place....   [tags: nazis, hitler, khmer roug, pol pot]
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The Unjust Deportation of Cambodian Refugees - The Unjust Deportation of Cambodian Refugees A policy that has made it possible for the deportation of refugees back to their homeland has already affected 1,400 Cambodians. As a result of the Illegal Immigration and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, non-citizens of the United States who have been convicted of certain crimes are being targeted for deportation. The U.S. Committee for Refugees states that this harsh law has made it easy for the Immigration and Naturalization Service, the U.S....   [tags: Argument Argumentative Persuasive] 538 words
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The Holocaust and the Cambodian Genocide: Similar or different? How about Both? - Evil doesn’t even begin to cover it. The mass murder of millions of people. The complete obliteration of an entire society. Each and every genocide has the same core principles, but a distinct face. A dictator takes over a weak country with promises of returning it to its former glory, once he has everyone’s support, he implements extremely discriminatory laws and finds reasons to kill anyone who dares oppose him. The Holocaust and the Cambodian genocides are remarkably similar, and yet strikingly different....   [tags: evil, Khmer Rouge, jews]
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The Monster that Was Pol Pot - ... Cambodia started to experience rough things happening to the country, such as “the U.S. invaded Cambodia to expel the North Vietnamese from their border encampments” (The History Place). As a result of this, it caused the United States to become major allies with Khmer Rouge. Between 1969 and 1973, the United Sates turned out bombing eastern Cambodia. Pol Pot is rationalizing that he could lead the country to victory. The United States killed 150,000 Cambodian peasants; can Pol Pot change the country for the better....   [tags: Cambodian dictator, genocide] 1335 words
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The Story of Yana - ... Sokheng and Traeore were not at the funeral, because they had died a few years before. Sokheng was the eldest of the orphans, he always looked out for the younger kids, and he had an instinctual sense of justice. One time during the Water Festival, some boy took Yana’s water gun that Father João had bought for her; Sokheng ran down the boy, took the water gun back, and broke the boy’s nose. He served a day in prison for assault, but he didn’t care, because in his mind he did the right thing....   [tags: Cambodian orphans] 673 words
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The Road of Lost Innocence, by Somaly Mam - The Road of Lost Innocence by Somaly Mam is not merely a book. It is an inspiring journey for . Somaly Mam bleeds the story of her life onto paper from as early in her childhood as she can remember up to her present life struggle against human trafficking. An orphan of unknown circumstances, Somaly’s earliest years were spent in the wild but relatively safe mountain village of Bou Sra. At the age of possibly ten years old she was given away to a man who claimed to be her ‘grandfather’. Somaly was expected to run this man’s house, to cook and clean and be rented out for labor in the rice paddies without complaint....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Cambodian Culture]
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The Garcinia Cambogia Fruit - ... Many of the manufacturers available online offer Garcini Cambogia free trial, usually a bottle that should be taken in one month. The trials aim at convincing customers to use their products. Make sure you read the manufacturer’s terms and conditions before giving out your credit information for automatic refills. The manufacturers usually have other objectives thereafter. Before you accept Garcinia Cambogia free trial, make sure you have checked the ingredients on the label to ascertain that the supplements contain 100% natural Garcina Cambogia Extract....   [tags: extract, losing weight] 674 words
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A History of the Khmer Rouge - ... By 1975, Pol Pot's force had grown to over 700,000 men. Lon Nol's army was kept busy trying to suppress not only Vietnamese communists on Cambodian territory, but also Cambodia's own brand of communists, the Khmer Rouge. “With the help of the Northern Vietnamese, the Khmer Rouge began defeating Lon Nol’s forces on the battlefield. By the end of 1972, the Vietnamese withdrew from Cambodia and turned the major responsibilities for the war over to the CPK” (Tribunal). By the early part of 1973, Lon Nol’s army was almost incapable of going on the offensive....   [tags: Communist Party of Kampuchea, Cambodian history]
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Garcinia Cambogia Extract - This article is focused on the million dollar question on everyone’s lips: Does Garcinia Cambogia work for weight loss. I’ve extracted information from clinical studies as well as the overall consumer experience to answer this. But first, a quick recap of what Garcinia Cambogia Extract (GCE) is and why it’s causing such a commotion. What is Garcinia Cambogia. Garcinia Cambogia is touted as a ‘revolutionary new fat burner’ supplement that helps weight loss in two ways: firstly by blocking the body’s ability to store new fat cells and secondly by stimulating the production of serotonin which curbs the appetite and reduces cravings....   [tags: Weight Loss, Successful Function]
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The Effects of Buddhist Teachings - In this paper I will explore the effects of Buddhist teaching used by these two organizations: The Cambodian Buddhism Association for Vulnerable Children and the ACT Alliance. Using these two foundations I will focus on the work of Buddhist monks, nuns and lay people on how they use a Buddhist approach to tackle poverty and hunger in their designated areas. Buddhist monks believe they can influence development in a positive way and actually have a way responsibility to do so from a Buddhist perspective; it is the monks’ duty to instruct the lay-population in Buddhist teachings and ethics, to give moral support and become engaged in activities that reduce dukkha (suffering)....   [tags: Cambodian Buddhism Association for Vulnerable Chil]
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What are the Causes of Inequality? - ... According to the leaflet by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), women are thought to have no power and competence in leading the society, especially in high position in government as from 2009 to 2013, there are only 10% of women being members of capital as well as provincial councils (2012). Furthermore, even though the name of women were placed on the top list in the recent commune council election together with national election, the results have not met the target of 25% of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) yet....   [tags: unequal distribution of goods, income inequality]
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War, Peace and Positioning; Nixon’s Strategic Journey from Vietnam to China - Prior to Richard Nixon’s inauguration in January of 1969 there were a plethora of issues on the table, but in foreign policy the most pressing issue was the American involvement in Vietnam. In an attempt to predict the main goals, current realities of the war and possible options for a “victory” in Vietnam a committee was commissioned, named RAND, to layout those predictions. At the head of this RAND committee was Dr. Henry Kissinger, President Nixon’s national security advisor and later Secretary of State....   [tags: Foreign Relations, US History]
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Cambodians in Long Beach, California - ... Unfortunately, Long Beach was not included on this database; on the other hand refugees were given the opportunity to relocate to a different city or destination. Facing adversity, Cambodians experienced physical and psychological trauma due to the loss of various family members and friends. Cambodians were and still are attracted to the city of Long Beach due to the largely established and friendly Cambodian community. This offered newly migrated Cambodians into a welcoming environment with great networking and connections in which finding employment and aid was very much appreciated....   [tags: Immigrations, Refugees] 1406 words
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Factors Leading to Genocide and Consequences of It - Factors Leading to Genocide and Consequences of It The Cambodian genocide of 1975-1979, during the Democratic Kampuchea (DK) regime headed by Pol Pot, is considered to be one of the worst human tragedies of the 20th century. In comparison with other genocides that have happened in other countries, this one brought together extremist ideology with ethnic hostility and also a terrible indifference for human life. Khmer RougeÂ’s ideology developed into massive murders of civilians and massive repressions and ended up with the massacre of native and foreign population....   [tags: Papers] 1931 words
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Lessons Learned From The Cold War - During the Cold War, many lessons were learned. The United States had to learn these lessons to survive in a rapidly changing world. It learned lessons from the incident in the Gulf of Tonkin and the resolution that followed that lead to the invasion of Vietnam. It learned lessons from the horrors of war in Vietnam. And it learned lessons from The My Lai massacre in Vietnam, one of those very horrors. One lesson that was learned from all these incidents is that in uncertain times, restraint should be exercised....   [tags: informative essay, compare] 2161 words
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The Competitive Nature of ACLEDA Bank - ...  Better Rates: By using internet banking, the need to acquire larger spaces for offices and employ more staff to deal with the customers is reduced, making it financially beneficial to the banks. Thus, a portion of savings can be passed on to the customers in terms of higher interest rates on deposits and lower interest rates on loans.  Services: Internet banking has made it extremely convenient for the bank as well as the customer. These services include financial planning capabilities, functional budgeting and forecasting tools, loan calculators, investment analysis tools and equity trading platforms which are available as on the bank's website....   [tags: internet, market, costs] 1188 words
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