Pol Pot: Genocide In America

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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. Since both of these countries had the same goal, which was to spread communism, their countries had many things in common. Many of these were negative things, they had widespread food shortages, individuals had no rights or values, and if they killed tons of people, it was viewed as a rational thing to do. What country could possibly just sit by and “applaud” for this country? Oh
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