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. Genocide is by far the worst crime in humanity, inflicted on many cultures in the past century, such as Jews, Armenians, and Cambodians. The genocide in eastern Europe cased
In the Cambodian Genocide 1.7-2 million people lost their lives during that time, kids lost parents, parents lost kids, and friends lost friends. This all started in 1975 YEAR ZERO-when Khmer rouge started clean with the Cambodians by sending them to the county side and sent the calendar back to zero. Genocide in general is important because it’s incredibly bad to wipe out a race/group of people and it has to stop now. The Khmer Rouge and the leader Pol Pot’s (brother #1) and Nuon Chea (brother
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
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
tragic and inspiring account of the horrors that Loung experienced during the Cambodian Genocide. In this genocide, a group of mercenaries called the Khmer Rouge were the killers and the citizens of Cambodia were the victims. Like all genocides, the Cambodian genocide brings to mind the questions: what is humanity worth, why is maintaining humanity important, when is humanity threatened, and what are the consequences when humanity is lost? There are many opinions about what humanity is worth.
The genocide in Cambodia was a result of the Khmer rouge guerrilla force that seized power over the Lon Nol government in 1975. Their leader, Pol Pot, was an admirer of Chinese communism and wanted to make Cambodia a place in which all citizens were to participate in agricultural activities and all western innovations were to be removed. Pol Pot then proposed that to create the ideal communist nation, all Cambodians must all work as labourers on collective farms, and anyone who opposed this was to
challenge their very humanity.” This means that denying people their rights takes away a sense of humanity. What is the true meaning of humanity? In the book, First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung, the author and her family are involved with the Cambodian genocide. On April 17, when Loung was five years old, her family along with millions of others, were set on the road. They had to leave all of their belongings behind and walk for up to 10 days. Loung is in different work camps over time. Sadly, both
Cain describes how the "blue helmets" were hated by everyone in Cambodia and described them as "A battalion of criminal lunatics who arrive in a lawless land. They're drunk as sailors, rape vulnerable Cambodian women and crash their UN Land Cruisers with remarkable frequency." Overall, the Cambodian election is cake, the work is easy and uneventful, the election successful and the trio move on to other peacekeeping assignments, where their fortunes change dramatically. The UN workers did their job
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