A genocide is the the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation, the Holocaust and the Cambodian Genocide are examples of this. After the Holocaust, in 1945 the United Nations realized that genocides were a continuously happening. They realized they needed to prevent genocides and global conflict in general.
The Cambodian genocide took place from 1975 to 1979; it is estimated that some two million Cambodians were systematically murdered by the Khmer Rouge and its followers (Power 90). In Alexander Hinton’s article, “A Head for an Eye” he recounts in details the experience of Gen, a survivor of the Cambodian Genocide. After the Lon Nol government was overthrown by the Khmer Rouge, the Communists began their witch-hunt in an attempt to identify and kill anyone who was associated with the former regime, as well as the educated, the Vietnamese, the Muslim Cham, the Buddhist monks, and other “bourgeois elements” (Power 101). During the investigation, it was revealed that Gen’s father was a teacher–this fact alone was
The Khmer Rouge has taken over Cambodia. This is much like what is happening in the Soviet Union. It may look different but the mass murdering and cruelty has lead both countries into a state which is not looked at kindly. Each country was in the same situation from the standpoint of the citizens. Rights were taken away, torture and cruel deaths occurred, and the death of many was looked at by the powerful as a worthy cause to the country as a whole. These are some of the key similarities of the two countries in their states of distress. But, the biggest point of similarity between the two would be the leaders and how they view the country they are leading. Both Cambodia and the Soviet Union are run by murderous people/groups which have a particular trait in common. They both have vision. Vision for a better country, but neither know how to create better country’s through the growth of their country, both believe that unity and equality is vital among the average person. This creates strife and tension from leader to citizen, unfortunately the result is death to the weaker. We see this outcome in both countries. Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge was responsible
Thousands of people have heard about the Cambodian and Armenian Genocide, but have not known about the harsh methods that Pol Pot and his communist, Khmer Rouge have done to the Cambodian people. People around the world are also ignorant to how the Turks had their way in murdering 1.5 million Armenians. People are sometimes confused by why the Turks and Pol Pot wanted to harm these innocent families. But, many survivors lived to tell their stories about how awful they have been treated and tortured. They all had the courage to explain to these people of the horrible deaths they have lived to witness. The Armenian and Cambodian Genocide align politically in their similarities but differ in their techniques used
The mass killing of 25 percent of a country's population is classified as a genocide;also a sin and immoral action of those upstanders and bystanders that witness, initiate or, participated in the Cambodian genocide. These people that initiated the Khmer rouge and set forth the Cambodian genocide are sinners, mass murders, and cruel. To kill a babies, the elderly, and enslave many children and adults. To starve and exterminate them as well. The Khmer rouge and all its members should be tried and sentenced for their sins against the innocent.
Genocide means any act committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethical, racial or religious group. The word was created by Raphael Lemkin who dedicated his life to make genocide recognized as a crime. There are multiple ways to commit genocide including killing members of the group and deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in a whole or in whole or in part. Genocide, whether committed in time of peace or in time of war, is a crime under international law. There are essentially 8 stages of genocide, classification, symbolization, dehumanization, organization, polarization, preparation, extermination, and denial. In the following paragraphs
The Holocaust and the Cambodian Genocide were two major events in history that caused millions of innocent people and even children to die. Although the actions that occurred during the Holocaust differ from those that occurred during the Cambodian Genocide, they happen to have many similarities. Since October 24th, 1945, the United Nations had the intention “to engage diplomatically as armed conflict is absolutely unacceptable” . Even though the United Nations stated this, genocides still continued to occur. This is seen in the cartoon, by the hundreds of skeleton heads with graves above the skeletons which is implying that the United Nations did not succeed in their goal (cartoon). The actions which took place during these two events are
The Cambodian genocide occurred between 1975 and 1979. The mass murder was committed by Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge against the Cambodian people. There were several reasons for this genocide, including Pol Pot's desire to make Cambodia an agrarian society, to indoctrinate the people of Cambodia into the Marxist Ideology and to ensure the security of his government against political and military attacks
The Cambodian Genocide occurred from 1975 to 1979. This genocide was executed by the Khmer Rouge which was lead by Pol Pot. According to the article “Pol Pot”, in 1953 a man named Saloth Sar entered a communist group under the fictitious name of Pol Pot and he took the role of a leader for this group in 1962. The Khmer Rouge’s goal was to completely erase the ways of Cambodia and create an agricultural based country. Anyone who didn’t agree with this would be killed. In order to gain power government officials were killed off and soldiers forced people to listen to them or they risked the chance of dying.
The Gulag's(Glavnoe Upravlenie Lagerei), were a huge grid of labour camps that were dispersed across the Soviet Union. They kept the citizens of Russian in constant fear, if you spoke out against Stalin in any form, you could be sent to the Gulag's. Communism was enforced during Joseph Stalins reign, but this did nothing to speed up the USSR's industrialization. Then because of the communist policies, people started causing issues for the Soviet Government for political and religious reasons. As a result it provided the opportunity to maintain order by keeping the people in fear, this started with the Gulag's. However, to what extent did the Gulag's end up benefiting Stalin and the USSR?
Globalization is a massive thing that affects every person on the planet in one way or another. This source raises the argument that globalization is a disease that harms people in more ways then it helps and needs to be stopped before it wipes out the human race. This raises a good point is some ways because globalization does harm humans in many way such as losing jobs due to outsourcing and the people who get the outsourced jobs are put into horrible working conditions and underpaid without benefits. But it also helps in some ways with trade and communication strengthening the relations of countries. I do agree with the source that globalization harms many people but not quite to the extent that the author goes to, I think that we should
The Bosnian genocide was one of the worst acts of genocide since the Nazi regime. In 1991 Yugoslavia’s republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina (Bosnia) had a population of four million people from three major ethnic groups; Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim 44%), Serb (31%), Croat (17%) and Yugoslav (8%). On April 5, 1992, Bosnia declared their independence from Yugoslavia. The creation of an independent Bosnian nation that would have a majority population of Bosniak was opposed by Bosnian Serbs. Bosnia was the most ethnically diverse of Yugoslavia’s republics, with 43 percent Muslims, 35 percent Orthodox Serbs, and 18 percent Catholic Croatians, who suffered the worst fate. They launched a military campaign to secure the wanted territory and “cleanse” Bosnia
It is estimated that nearly 1.7 million are dead. These deaths occurred under the torturous rule of the Khmer Rouge, and its leader Pol Pot. Here in America, you don’t see us having a mass genocide, such as this. That is because we are a Capitalistic nation. Communism should not be what countries are striving for, yet places like Cambodia and the Soviet Union are. Since both of these countries had the same goal, which was to spread communism, their countries had many things in common. Many of these were negative things, they had widespread food shortages, individuals had no rights or values, and if they killed tons of people, it was viewed as a rational thing to do. What country could possibly just sit by and “applaud” for this country? Oh
Mass annihilation a.k.a ‘genocide” is one-sided, whereby the aggressors are armed and organized, and their victims are defenseless. This form of violence has killed the most people of any form of violence- three to four times as many as war alone. The Cambodian Genocide is an example of one the most famous mass annihilations after the Holocaust. It was a horrid act carried out by the regime of the Khmer Rouge on any individual that was discerned to be in opposition to the policies in place. Pol Pot led the regime and was the man who controlled the government from 1975 to 1979, killing approximately 1.5 to 3 million Cambodians. The regime’s goal was to start a new republic and convert the country into a socialist agrarian republic. Dehumanization