Cambodian Genocide

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Although they have their differences, Animal Farm and the Cambodian Genocide are two very similar events because the influences of Animal Farm and the Cambodian Genocide had similar ways of ruling their ‘people’. The Cambodian Genocide was an event in history where a group named the Khmer Rouge gained control of Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital, and created Labor camps all throughout the countryside where many innocent people died of abuse, starvation, disease, and exhaustion. Firstly, Pol Pot, from the Cambodian Genocide is alike to Napoleon from Animal Farm overall because they both were the absolute rulers, and had similar ways of taking over their empires. Next, Prince Sihanouk and Snowball were similar because they both were originally a…show more content…
In the beginning of Animal Farm, Snowball ruled alongside Napoleon, but towards the end, Snowball and Napoleon did not agree with each other, and the whole farm turned on Snowball. “As usual, Snowball and Napoleon were in disagreement... They dashed straight for Snowball, who only sprang from his place just in time to escape their snapping jaws” (53). Napoleon, like Pol Pot, was the ruler of the ‘group’ and made sure that there was no one else better than him, so Napoleon made sure that Snowball was off the farm. “In 1970, Prince Sihanouk was ousted, not by Pol Pot, but due to a U.S.-backed right-wing military coup. An embittered Sihanouk retaliated by joining with Pol Pot, his former enemy, in opposing Cambodia's new military government” (1). Prince Sihanouk and Snowball were both overthrown by a coup, as Snowball was expelled by the other animals in the farm, and Prince Sihanouk was overthrown by a military coup. Overall, they were both similar figures because they were both forced to retire, but were both originally great figures of power to many…show more content…
Firstly, there was Napoleon and Pol Pot; they were both alike because they were great influences of power during Animal Farm and the Cambodian Genocide. Next, there was Prince Sihanouk and Snowball; they have both once been leaders of their kind, but they were both overthrown, and shunned by everyone. Lastly, there was Boxer and the Khmer Rouge soldiers; they both were devoted to their work, and they were respectful to their leaders Napoleon and Pol Pot. Overall, these people share very similar characteristics which make them alike in many
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