The first stage of the Khmer Rouge regime was to send the 2 million cambodians to labor camps to work on farms where there wasn’t enough food, little medical attention and harsh working conditions (“Killing Fields”, 2008). They were forced out of their homes and forced on a long journey which showed to be dangerous for the very young and old, as many of them ended up dying along the way. Soon after many more died from starvation and random executions (Spangenburg and Moser 56-57). If you lived in Cambodia during that time, you would be sent to a labor camp without any choice, and without any information of where you were going. They didn’t give them any food when they were on a monthlong journey and many ended up starving.
When Haiti declared its independence after a slave rebellion in the late 1800s, France caused massive debt and discrimination in the country when they attempted to take it back. Poverty in Haiti was made worse when the United States intervened years later, supporting the dictatorship that sent the country downhill economically and socially. America was selfishly helping themselves and building their own economy, but was simultaneously destroying the economy of Haiti. In the span of 20 years, the country went from being a rice exporter to a massive importer, but not because of their own doing. In 2010, the biggest earthquake since 1770 struck Haiti, causing over 250,000 deaths and affecting at least three million people, drastically increasing the level of poverty (“Top 5 Facts about Poverty in Haiti”).
Genocides are the worst possible thing that mankind can do. Yet many genocides are just swept under the rug and forgotten about.Thats why it is important to be educated on them so we can try to prevent Genocides from reoccurring. The Cambodian genocide was one of the worst ever. Over the span of four years between 1.7 to 2 million Cambodians were killed. It all started when a man named Khmer Rouge seized control of the Government in 1975.
Over the course of the Unites States extended involvement in the Vietnam war, nearly 60,000 American lives were lost with 350,000 casualties. The war wreaked havoc on the soldiers who served and their families. Approximately 830,000 soldiers suffered from PTSD, and of them, 480,000 were so affected they were considered disabled. At home, this war became very unpopular quickly, and strikes, anti-war demonstrations, and rallies became very common. Lyndon Johnson faced harsh chants concerning his policies and the war, and the American people became increasingly less optimistic, as the pace of the war was controlled by the North Vietnamese.
Vietnam and the Watergate scandal affected popular trust in the government in immense ways. The Vietnam War was one war that United States had ever lost, and it had proven to be a military, political, and social disaster. By the end of the war 58,000 Americans had been killed, and 3 to 4 million Vietnamese. Vietnam undermined Americans’ confidence in their own institutions and challenged long-standing beliefs about the country and its purpose. However, two decades later former secretary of defense Robert McNamara published a memoir.
Dr. Martin Luther King stated that "Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in healthcare is the most shocking and inhumane” (Kennedy, 2013). Before the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010, many Americans had no option for healthcare unless they were employed by a company that offered healthcare benefits. During the recession, many people lost their jobs at no fault of their own, and were left without coverage. I found myself in this situation. When I got sick, I tried everything over the counter first.
My Lai and My Kei have been not too big but it became big when 400 Vietnamese citizens were killed by United States soldiers. This paper will be talking about the United States’ involvement in Vietnam, how the United States undertook what one top official with no apparent sense of the paradox called “an all-out limited war”, and how the My Lei massacre started. The United States’ involvement in Vietnam expanded through a series of stages between 1950 and 1965. From 1950 to 1954, in the name of containing communism, the US assisted the French in fighting a Communist-led nationalist revolution in Vietnam, ultimately paying close to 80 percent of the cost of the war. From 1954 to 1961, after the
The colonists barely made it through winter as they had assistance with all necessary aid by the six or seven people who were immune of diseases. Only fifty out of one hundred colonists have survived the time of suffering. In the article, “Colonial America Depended on the Enslavement of Indigenous People”, Marissa Fessenden states, “In 1637, they burned a village on the banks of the Mystic River in southeastern Connecticut, killing 400 to 700 Pequots.” The colonists had murdered natives by destroying their homes and territory. During the Pequot war, many of their tribe members were lost. This weakened the natives in war as they had very little men to send to resist the colonists.
Researchers have proven that second hand smoke is very bad for you and other people. It is responsible for more than 600’000 premature baby deaths. Babies should get the chance to live, but second hand smoking takes that from them. Smoking is the most preventable death in the world. It has killed more than five-million people a year.
I think the greatest impact of this forced migration was on the local level. The damage of the city was $150 billion and no one really had the money to repair everything. The majority of New Orleans residents were poor African Americans that didn 't have the funds to leave or migrate somewhere else. Even after 11 years the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina is still visible. The government may have rebuild the french quarter resulting in a steady tourist rate, but once you go further into the city, you still see the poverty and destruction the cities poor regions were left in.