The True Impact of the Cambodian Genocide The Cambodian Genocide was a tragic event that took place in 1975 and lasted until about 1979. The genocide was led by Pol Pot and the communist party Kampuchea, also knowns as the Khmer Rouge. Millions of people were killed during this catastrophe. The Khmer Rouge was are the regime that controlled Cambodia from 1975 to 1979.
Memorializing, can be an honor for such great sacrifice or even paying a tribute to a deep achievement that has occurred. The need for such memorials, can be complex, whether it be for people or events, that can lead to the creation of statues,or even in other cases, buildings. The way one builds the memorial as well, is a big part of many considerations on the way it is created, and what it brings today’s culture from the past. In the past and even today, citizens continue to build memorials in thought of what humans did to change our lives. Like people, memorials all have their stories, for instance like Source A, Source D, and Source E.
The Christian Kingdom of Armenia and the Muslim Ottoman Empire had been neighbors for centuries. Tensions arose once Armenia merged into their bordering Empire in the fifteenth century. Turkish and Armenian nationalities became ruled under one territory, and a clear foreshadowing of a severe confrontation arose. History has proven that the intertwinement of different religions does not produce peace and harmony, but rather the opposite. Taner Akçam is one of the first Turkish scholars to openly acknowledge and discuss the Armenian Genocide.
Introduction The Cambodian Genocide is one of the least known, yet most tragic and deadly genocides that happened in the 20th century. With the aim to restore the glory of pre-colonial times, which was to be achieved by purifying the Cambodian population, from 1975 to 1979 the Khmer Rouge regime killed between two and three million of the 8 million population (Kissi, 2004). The victims of the regime were the Vietnamese minority, which was completely swept out of the country by deportations or mass killing, the Cham Muslims and Buddhists, who were either completely transformed or massacred, and half of the half million large Chinese community, which was either worked to death or deported (Kissi, 2004).
The word exterminate is often used when referring to the elimination of unwanted pests insect or animal that intrudes upon an area. Even then the removal or elimination of such creatures never reaches the point of total extinction. The reason behind this is simple, a universal train of thought that no one has the right to remove a species or totally destroy organisms on this planet. However, when the word exterminates is applied to humans it takes on a totally different meaning one that strikes horror in civilizations. The word extinct or exterminate is replaced with genocide when it refers to the intentional or deliberate destruction of a group of people because of nationality, race, or religion.
The period between 1970 and 1975 in Cambodia was characterised largely by a brutal civil war – a power struggle between the pro-western government and the rising Cambodian communists. As well as the civil war, the Vietnam War was taking place and thus the United States was very involved in the South Eastern area of Asia. Lon Nol became the pro-western leader of Cambodia after staging a coup d’état in 1970 to overthrow Prince Norodom Sihanouk, who became leader after Cambodia gained its independence from the French. Despite his obvious lack of leadership skills, Sihanouk was idolised by the people of Cambodia, especially the peasants who made up the vast majority of the population. When Lon Nol seized control of Cambodia, it marked the beginning of a five-year long civil war between
During the early 20th century, a series of events in the Middle East culminated in the mass killing of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians by the Turks of the Ottoman Empire. This event is now referred to as the Armenian Genocide. While many countries and international organizations recognize the killing of the Armenians by the Turks as genocide, there is still much denial and dispute that the Armenian Genocide even happened, particularly on the part of Turkey. Even though it happened one hundred years ago, the consequences of the Genocide and its acceptance or denial can still be seen today, in international relations, political alliances, and modern-day tensions. Although it is impossible to hide what happened in 1915, the Armenian Genocide
The Armenian Genocide was the first genocide of the 20th century. Yet, with over a million and half lives to be accounted for, this genocide has little to no recognition. For the past three centuries , the Armenians have inhabited the Caucasus region of Eurasia . During the 15th century it was absorbed into the Ottoman empire . The Ottoman rulers were Muslims along with most of their subjects .
Loud bullets sound, half and completely destructed building, and dead buddies all over the place. That was the last scene I remember while leaving Aleppo in late 2012. With that start let me introduce myself, I'm Vrej George Dawli Khanjian, this “simple” name reflect my identity. You Know that I grow up in Syria because when people ask me how are you, I answer: compared to who. You know I'm Armenian simply because I learned the meaning of the word genocide at six years old when my father explained that all my family members died in the Armenian genocide.
Anatolia was located between the Ottoman army’s headquarters and many of the theatres of war. The region bounded the Black Sea, the Mediterranean, the Caucasus, Syria and Mesopotamia. Eastern Anatolia region extended in the east to a line between the Gulf of Iskenderun and the Black sea. Eastern Anatolia was part of the Ottoman Empire, but this region converged with Caucasus which was part of the Russian Empire. Large Armenian population centered in the eastern Anatolia and Young Turks want to secure that region by destroying the Armenians (Bloxham 2002, 39).
Throughout the time line of history nations, regions, and specific groups of people have witnessed persecution, oppression, and the destruction of their homeland. These series of events can be classified as a genocide which is the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation. Those who commit these acts have violated the Humanitarian Law in which they want to obliterate a culture because of their political views, economic views, social views, or religious views. Two genocides which have changed the history of a culture are the Armenian and Cambodian Genocides. Both genocides were carried out by the government however in some cases the ordinary people of the country joined in to punish
The Armenian Genocide, also known as the Armenian Holocaust, the Great Calamity, and the Armenian Massacre, was the organized killing of nearly 1.5 million Armenians. It occurred in the Ottoman Empire, present day Turkey, where 2 million Armenians lived. The Armenian Genocide is the second-most studied massacre, after the Nazi Holocaust. Aurora Mardiganian was the daughter of a poor Armenian Family. She witnessed the deaths of her family members and she was forced to walk over 1,400 miles when she was deported from her home into a concentration camps.