These civilians, fleeing their homes, widely supported Pol Pot and allowed him to rise to fame. When American troops finally withdrew from Cambodia in 1975, the Khmer Rouge rose to power and took control of the government. Now in power, Pol Pot began “purifying” the Cambodian society by exterminating foreigners, police officers, lawyers, doctors, teachers, government officials, and those whose loyalty was dubious. The Khmer Rouge also began discarding religion and limiting freedoms and communication. Additionally, health care, schools, and businesses were all removed and all Cambodian citizens were forced to leave their homes and evacuate.
Causes of the Cambodian Genocide The Cambodian genocide took place from 1975 to 1979; it is estimated that some two million Cambodians were systematically murdered by the Khmer Rouge and its followers (Power 90). In Alexander Hinton’s article, “A Head for an Eye” he recounts in details the experience of Gen, a survivor of the Cambodian Genocide. After the Lon Nol government was overthrown by the Khmer Rouge, the Communists began their witch-hunt in an attempt to identify and kill anyone who was associated with the former regime, as well as the educated, the Vietnamese, the Muslim Cham, the Buddhist monks, and other “bourgeois elements” (Power 101). During the investigation, it was revealed that Gen’s father was a teacher–this fact alone was
In half the time that each major power took to stop fighting. The social integrity of Cambodia collapsed on its self, killings equaled 27% of the death of World War I. As a matter of fact, the Indochina War is what caused Cambodia 's damaging self infliction. Its neighboring country, Vietnam wanted independence, thus causing the first Indochina war. After the War in the 1950 a communist movement ignited in Cambodia.
Andrew Jackson caused agony to the Native American people and forced them out of their own land for his benefit. As president it is expected of him to work with the different branches of the government, but because he did not like the way they were running things he created his own side government called the kitchen cabinet. Andrew Jackson did not promote democracy in today's standards because he ignored the rich, killed thousands of Native Americans by forcing them off their land, and he built his own government to please him. Andrew Jackson was so focused on being the hero for the poor, that he forgot that he is also in charge of the well being of the rich. When Andrew Jackson was campaigning for president, his whole campaign was focused on
It is estimated that nearly 1.7 million are dead. These deaths occurred under the torturous rule of the Khmer Rouge, and its leader Pol Pot. Here in America, you don’t see us having a mass genocide, such as this. That is because we are a Capitalistic nation. Communism should not be what countries are striving for, yet places like Cambodia and the Soviet Union are.
They were frustrated in the jail, so group of African American inmates rioted trying to escape, after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. The worst case in the documentary was the My Lai Massacre, where U.S. troops went in and destroyed the village, killing many women and children. “Americans didn’t want to be believe that these things occurred in the name of the American people and for the sake of freedom”, so it was something that was swept under the rug until journalist got a hold of it. I understand now why the Vietnam War caused many to be diagnosed with PTSD and why it was very unpopular war. I am still interested in knowing the South Vietnamese side of the story, as well as the North
* The British only had 60 Indians in the Government system. * Indians were forced to grow cash crops that no one would buy. * The British gunned down Indians and constantly arrested Gandhi only further angering the natives. truth is that the British did help make modern India but that doesn’t excuse the atrocities they committed, they starved people, didn’t give them freedom and treated them like slaves in their own land, and worst of all they killed Innocent people, men, women, children, sisters, brothers, all people died at the hands of careless generals, all in all what happened back then to India should never happen ever again. This document should help you in seeing why the bads generally beat out the goods for the British, in the end a life isn’t worth less than a
Ata-Malik Juvaini the author of this article in the Book, The History of the World Conqueror stated that "they served the heads of the slain from their bodies and heaped them into piles, keeping men separated from the children" (Doc. 4). Not only did they destroy and kill all their enemies and their lands, but also the way they divide them and the way the kill everyone is definitely inhumanly and animal
To this very day, The Vietnam War has changed the ways how many civilians live their lives, especially my family. On December 19th, 1946, Ho Chi Minh created a group called, Viet Minh in order to regain control of Vietnam from the French. During the war, France had suffered from many things, although they had advanced artillery and financial aid with the U.S. France had lacked knowledge of Guerrilla Warfare, since they had never experienced fighting in a jungle. They had also had a problem identifying enemies, since most had dressed like citizens, or citizens newly recruited to part of Viet Minh. Eventually, France had fallen to Vietnam on August 1st, 1954 at Dien Bien Phu and is recognized to the French as a free country.
Pol Pot 's strategy of purging Cambodia of intellectuals and professionals enabled him to temporarily silence opponents to his brutal regime and achieve a fleeting ‘communist ideal’, however the resilience and memory of the Cambodian people did not enable him to abolish history. The 17th of April 1975 gave rise to the Khmer Rouge for four years who infiltrated the capital city of Phnom Penh in Cambodia. The government introduced a communist regime, ruled by Pol Pot, with a seemingly impossible goal to create an agrarian utopia. Pot’s ideology involved the abolishment of history through the targeting of intellectuals and professionals, influenced by the likes of Marxist ideology. Pot’s ideology was enforced upon the nation after the Khmer Rouge