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.
The world witnessed a catastrophic event between 1975 and 1979, which many would call the Cambodian Genocide. During the four years of the genocide, the Khmer Rouge regime will be responsible for an estimated two million deaths. Events such as the Vietnam War and authoritarian rule in Cambodia gave rise to Pol Pot. The main culprit, Pol Pot will be responsible for carrying out the Cambodian Genocide. While conducting the Cambodian Genocide, the Khmer Rouge, led by Pol Pot, violated many human rights in accordance with the International Bill of Human Rights.
"I see ... a pile of skulls and bones. For the first time since my arrival, what I see before me is too painful, and I break down completely. These are my relatives, friends, and neighbors, I keep thinking ... It is a long time before I am calm again. And then I am able, with my bare hands, to rearrange the skulls and bones so that they are not scattered about.
The Rwanda Genocide Genocide, the mass murder of a specific group of people. Rwanda, a small country about the size of Maryland, USA, located near the equator, it shares borders with Tanzania, Burundi, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic Of The Congo. In April to July of 1994, Rwanda went through genocide. The killings of five hundred thousand to estimated about one million Tutsi had lasted for one hundred days. The capital of Rwanda is Kigali, Rwanda, currency is the rwandan franc, and life expectancy is forty years old.
“In the new Kampuchea, one million is all we need to continue the revolution. We don’t need the rest. We prefer to kill ten friends rather than keep one enemy alive” was a common slogan from the Communist regime named ‘The Khmer Rouge’, run by Pol Pot. The Khmer Rouge and Pol Pot are commonly known around the world and especially in Cambodia for their attempt to nationalise & centralise the farming society of Cambodia, to turn the country into a complete communist state and to abolish any history that came before the ‘Khmer Rouge’ over an extremely short period of time. The Khmer Rouge was the name given to members of an extremely communist party of Kampuchea in Cambodia which was formed in 1968 and led by Pol Pot.
The Armenian Genocide, the first genocide of the 20th century, resulted in a major exodus of nearly an entire population. This event is still largely ignored by the Turkish government, those responsible for the horrific incident that led to the deaths and deportations of millions of Armenians. Throughout the late 19th century and early 20th century, Armenians were pushed from their native origins in Turkey as a result of a brutal genocide, which consequently led to their escape to the United States to seek a better life through economic opportunities and avoiding persecution. Armenians experienced push factors to immigrate to America through the opportunity of a better life as well as the influx of new economic prospects. In the 16th century,
Joy Day Buel and Richard Buel Jr., documented the life of Mary Fish, daughter of Reverend Joseph Fish and wife Rebecca Fish, in the book Way of Duty. Buel’s study was an in-depth analysis of how Mary Fish lived in New England during the eighteenth century. Mary Fish had to survive the tough times while her husband was off fighting during the Revolutionary War. She was left to raise two children while worrying if she would ever be able to see her husband again. The Revolutionary War was a tough period of time because it was the deciding factor if the American colonies would be separated from English rule.
Genocide is one of the most cruel crimes that can be committed towards a mass amount of people. There are many documented genocide historical events, such as the Holocaust, where German Nazi’s belived they were very superior, and so their goal was to eliminate all people that were inferior to them, so they began murdering millions of Jewish people all across Europe along with many others such as gypsies, gay people, and disabled people. All throughout history the main reason that has caused hatred between people is ethnic and religious tensions. A more recent example of a genocide is the Rwandan genocide that occurred in Rwanda, Africa in 1994, where the Hutu majority rebelled against the Tutsi minority because the Belgian colonists gave superiority
Could you ever imagine being worked to death? This is what very many Cambodians had to go through from 1975-1979. However this is only the beginning. The leader Pol Pot, work, and death all played important roles during this genocide. Pol Pot was a major Khmer Rouge leader.
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.
This memorial is dedicated to the Cambodian Genocide. The Cambodian Genocide was a tragic time that resulted in the death of over 3 million people. Near the center of the park, there is a memorial, and it is the most famously known symbol for the Cambodian Genocide. One of the buildings that is featured in the park is a greenhouse, and it is located in the upper right side of the park. The greenhouse holds various types of flowers, all originating from Cambodia.