However, in an effort to create an egalitarian society, the only acceptable classes were the “workers, peasants, and the revolutionary army” (Jackson 136). In April of 1975, the Communist party had gained enough power to capture the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh. Once capturing the city, the communists began emptying it of its inhabitants and replacing them with peasants. Along with the inhabitants, the communists destroyed Western consumer goods, burned books and libraries, severed most of its diplomatic relations, abolished money, and markets. Evidently, the ideology of total revolution could only be carried out through mass bloodshed and destruction; in the words of Franz Fanon: “true liberation cannot come without violence and that the only true revolutionaries are those who participate directly in the shedding of blood” (Jackson
Yet, as an American, he was not part of the peasant class and thus would not have been part of the revolts. It would be helpful for an additional source from a peasant involved in these uprisings and revolts, to verify his claims about the events. Regardless, the communist party did help establish egalitarian policies between the peasants and the landowning, as “The landownership system of feudal exploitation by the landlord class shall be abolished”, in Document 8. The Chinese communist party advocated the equal distribution of land among the peoples, and peasants were able to receive major social reform
Pol Pot and his group then waged a war against the current leader’s movement. Because of the recent destabilization in Cambodia, there was an intense support for Pol Pot. Inspired by Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution, he began enforcing radical ideals such as, erasing Cambodia’s history up until
This was a way to allow them to still expand their empire while still being able to provide for their country men. The Inca believed in using force as a last resort. Which led them to grow so large while not having civil war but if you opposed them they would kill everything and one in sight whoever was left was sold into slavery.
Document 1 depicts the leader of the Chinese Communist party, Mao Zedong,’s written report that describes peasants’ strong nationalism. His written report uses strong words as “corrupt” and “evil” which describes peasants’ enemies, such as officials and landowners. Mao wanted to uprise the sense of nationalism by mentioning the peasants’ enemies. However, Mao Zedong is the leader of the Chinese Communist Party, so he might exaggerated the state of peasants in order to gain trusts from the peasants. According to document 2, a sense of nationalism is shown in the discussion between a teenaged peasant and his grandfather.
Before building the canal, the US had to aid Panama and liberate it from Colombia’s rule. The United States proved to be too big of a power for Colombia to go against so they easily handed over Panama. Although Theodore Roosevelt’s diplomacy seemed very militaristic and strict, he was a man of peace. His influence went as far as helping end the war between the Russians and Japanese. Another action that was taken was the updates that Theodore Roosevelt had for the Monroe Doctrine.
Nevertheless, he started by sending the city’s population to the countryside where: physical abuse, disease, exhaustion, and starvation were extremely prevalent. Ordinarily, the communist party took Maoist and Marxist 's theories and radically adapted them. Furthermore, Pol Pot then began a "re-education" campaign targeting political dissidents, people against his policies which addressed mainly educated people. Suddenly, Pol Pot singled out these educated citizens for torture at the infamous Tuol Sleng prison. Conversely, in 1976 he changed the country 's name to Democratic Kampuchea, declaring it as "Year Zero" to building his new
Fatherland Analysis In the world we live in today, there are many governing forces that surround and help us thrive. Now imagine if some of those agencies did unspeakable and immoral things and kept those actions hidden from us. Our government would not only be filled with corrupt people, but if these scandals got out, everyone would panic. The novel Fatherland By Robert Harris explores a world through the eyes of the main character Xavier March. March lives and works under a government that was willing to commit and cover up a genocide.
The film starts in Guatemala in a very poor area showing farm workers organizating to form some type of battle against the government to have a better life style. However the film showed the government as Bandidos since the government is so corrupt, dishonest and violent against its own people. As troops killed the group organizing in order for the government still have the socioeconomic power and leave farmers as the working class so the government could have all the money meaning the president having all the luxuries he wants and not suffer for anything. According to the reading Marxism the movie was displaying Guatemalans being ignored by its own government and having zero respect for them since the Guatemalans people were being killed by its own government or taken away. However Enrique and Rosa were fed up with that and decided to immigrate to the United States were they believed that they were going to have a better life than in Guatemala.
The Canadian mining companies and the Guatemalan government targeted groups of people and individuals that were against the exploitation of land for mining purposes. It is believed that the Canadian mining companies are the children of genocide in Guatemala (lecture). Not only did the Mayans get cheated out of their land and had to suffer so that other organizations can grow economically, the people who are supposed to protect the population have now turned against their own people. It was later found that the head of state was responsible for this genocide and when he was on trial in Guatemala they let him free without warning. When the professor heard about all of the terror happening in Guatemala, she wanted to help the suffering population and has worked with the Mayans and the FAFG to report the incidents that occurred during the times of genocide and to help the population of Guatemala.