Pol Pot was the leader of the communist Khmer Rouge in Cambodia that ruled from 1975 to 1979. Under the regime, approximately 2 million people died from execution or lack of food or illnesses. Many detention centers are also said to have conditions so harsh that only a handful of the thousands of people in them survived. This mass extinction was a result of aiming to create a classless peasant/farmer society. Believing this, Pot and the Khmer Rouge worked to rid the country of “intellectuals, city residents, ethnic Vietnamese, civil servants, and religious leaders” (History.com).
Pol Pot had been assigned prime minister and had brutally abused his authority. Overall an estimated 1.7 million Cambodians were killed. In December 1978, the Vietnamese government sent 60,000 troops to Cambodia. They took over Phnom Penh and finally ended Pol Pot’s four year reign of terror (Pol Pot). Cambodia’s genocide was held in secret.
Vietnam War “War does not determine who is right - only who is left.” ~ Bertrand Russell. The famous quote from Bertrand Russell describes the reality of war. War only lets the powerful and the wealthy side win and not the righteous side. On an average 378,000 people die each year at war while 1,450,000 people died in the Vietnam war. The Vietnam war started on 1 November 1955 and lasted until 30 April 1975.
This confidence was shattered in 1968. Where Viet Cong fighters attacked over 100 cities and tied down a larger US and South Vietnamese force in just 2 days. Which caused the US to question their involvement in Vietnam. Initially, Vietnam was to be the symbol of fighting communism it became a symbol defeat. Thousands of newspapers and television displayed the horrors of the war causing protests in the US.
Guerrilla Warfare and how it was used in the Vietnam War Guerrilla warfare, also known as trench warfare, has been used for centuries by small, unorganized groups of soldiers against larger, more industrialized armies. During the Vietnam War, Vietcong soldiers used this kind of warfare to separate, surround, and kill hundreds of United States platoons. Trench warfare has a history of being an effective, brutal way to fight a war; this also reigned true during the Vietnam War where thousands of American soldiers were tortured by the affects of guerrilla warfare. Guerrilla warfare has existed for hundreds of centuries and has been used by thousands of radical groups. The origin of guerrilla warfare is unclear, however, the use of it can be traced all the way back to circa 1400 BCE; the bible claims that, the Israelites, led by Joshua, harassed and
The Vietnam War was also known as the Second Indochina War. More than three million people including 58,000 Americans were killed. It was a very long a costly war (like most). The Vietnam began in 1954 and lasted until 1975 when President Nixon ordered the withdrawal of our U.S. forces. The North Vietnamese government and the Viet
Therefore, war brings us mass death, destruction, and ruins the daily life. Numbers of wars happened all around the globe and most of them involves mass death. There are hundred, thousand and more local and soldiers died from battles in the war. 405,399 Americans soldiers died during World War II. This number is just only American soldier.
The Vietnam War was one of the longest, and the most costly war in America 's history. Vietnam War was primarily fought in Vietnam from 1959 to 1975 and never reaches United States shores. This disastrous war was fought between North Vietnamese and it allies Viet Cong against the United States of America and the South Vietnamese army. As most war are known to me bloody and cruel, The Vietnam War was especially cruel and devastating, it took the lives of millions of Vietnamese civilians. Civilians who will never get to see their country united under one banner, and unfortunately thousands of Americans solider lives were regrettably taken because of the war, names of those solider are forever written on the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Wall, a permanent
Almost everyone today is familiar with the dark chapter of history from 1939 to 1945, when Hitler’s army rolled across Europe, claiming the lives of millions of people, including six million Jews. However, very few people are aware of what happened to millions of people in China from 1937 to 1945. Iris Chang’s The Rape of Nanking is a landmark work because it finally reveals the least remembered and perhaps the most gruesome horrors of the Second World War: the atrocities committed by the Japanese Imperial Army on innocent Chinese civilians. Chang’s book is also important in searching for the reasons behind the Japanese barbarity. The Rape of Nanking is an important work of historical non-fiction written by Iris Chang.
Vietnam used to be ruled by France but later declared independence after World War II under Ho Chi Minh. During the Geneva Accords of 1954, Vietnam was divided into the communist North and anti-communist South (Spector). The Vietnam War was the longest war in the United States history because it lasted for nearly twenty years. It caused the death of millions of Vietnamese and Americans. The Vietnam War is also known as the Second Indochina War.
Eventually, marines figured out that out about the bunkers and took out every enemy that was in them till it was over. The battle of Iwo Jima lasted for one month. About 600 marines died and 21,000 Japanese soldiers died. The US military got Iwo Jima after winning the war and used it as fighter