Social Revolution In Cambodia

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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. Basically no one was above one another in social class. The Cambodian people would essentially live the life of their ancestors’. Pol Pot and his political supporters thought going forward this was best thing for the Cambodian people. Yet in essence, Pol Pot the leader of the Khmer Rouge didn’t do nothing beneficial in helping Cambodia grow into a flourishing nation instead he reduced Cambodia and its populace into a poverty stricken country for many years after his rule. During his rule Pol Pot only imposed suffering upon the Cambodian people by forcing them into hard grueling labor and slaughtering their families at will. Pol Pot’s dreadful reign was finally brought to end during the year of 1979 by the South Vietnamese army.
Cambodia is a country home to one of the most atrocious acts that have ever occurred in the world. People today may view Cambodia as a magnificent country but concealed behind the vibrant scenery is a dark past so appalling it is having effects on the country even decades after it originally occurred. Cambodia was plagued by an act of genocide at the hands of the Khmer Rouge so horrendous that it nearly decimated the entire populace of Cambodia. During the 1960’s and much ...

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...ear of the civilians enclosed in the bubble of Cambodia. The Khmer Rouge were successful because they forced all foreign media out of Cambodia. The Khmer Rouge controlled the source of information tightly enclosed between their borders. They controlled what entered their country and who was allowed to enter Cambodia and which parts of the region they were allowed to observe. The Khmer Rouge soldiers kept media personnel from socializing with anyone unless specifically given consent by higher ranking Khmer Rouge officials. Media personnel were essentially kept on a tight leash and only exhibited what the Khmer Rouge wanted them to. Performing these events to perfection was the reason the Khmer Rouge were successfully able to hold their reign of Cambodia without any intervention from other nations until after four sickening years of terror the citizens had to endure.
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