Cambodia, a country in Asia, received independence from France in 1954, after 91 years as French Indochina territory. Their freedom led directly to the 16-year reign of Prince Sihanouk. Sihanouk “terminated a U.S.-run aid program in 1963 and relations between Cambodia and the U.S. were severed completely in May 1965” (“Cambodian Genocide”). Meanwhile, Pol Pot joined the underground communist party of Cambodia, became the leader, and formed the Khmer Rouge. In 1970, the Prince was expelled by American right-wing military forces, causing him to join Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge.
In August, Lee was appointed to the Continental Congress, and with his great oratorical skill he and others began to move American thinking from subservience to independence. “In 1776, Lee offered the Resolution for Independence to the Committee of the Whole at the Second Continental Congress. The resolution declared "that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved." By July, the Congress had voted for independence.” ("Richard Henry
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.
Many leaders such as Foreign Minister László Rajk, who was arrested in June of 1949, were hung in show trials on what was later admitted to be “fabricated charges”. Official admission of crimes by the Hungarian regime in March of 1956 resulted public reburials of the 1949 victims and in the dismissal of Rákosi as First Secretary of the General Committee. The 1956 revolution in Hungary took place in a world that was changing for communism. Communism's great leader Stalin had died in March of 1953 after ruling the Soviet Union for 30 years. With his death came a change in the Hungarian regime from the “hard line” communist leadership of Matyas Rakosi to the reformist Imre Nagy and his belief in communism “with a human face.” Not long after Stalin’s death there was a revolt of workers in Eastern Germany on the 17th of June 1953.
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
However, it was found out by the communist party next morning. The party confiscated all of their possession. This forced my grandmother’s parents to work in the countryside and separated my grandmother from her family. After few years had passed since my grandmother started living apart from her family, she found out that her mother passed away due to heavy labor. My grandmother was twelve years old.
On November 18, 1978, in “Jones town” more than 900 members of an American cult Peoples Temple died in a mass suicide-murder under the direction of their leader Jim Jones. The megalomaniac leader, Jim Jones, was born on May 31, 1931, in rural Indiana. Everything started at the 1950’s, when he began working as a self-ordained Christian minister in small churches around Indianapolis. He wanted to do a church of his own, and to collect money for it he tried various ways, including selling live monkeys door-to-door. That seems like he had a lot of desires for having his own church, what a crazy guy.
Bobby Hutton, a young member of the BPP, was shot at seventeen years old on April 6, 1968. His death and what that meant for other young members impacted the organization greatly. On April 2, 1969, twenty-one members were arrested on terrorist activity charges, this group was dubbed “the panther 21”. Protests were held in honor of this group but to no avail. After the panther 21 the organization began to dwindle as goals began to separate and change for the group.
On January 27, 1973, after five years of negotiations between the governments of Democratic Republic of Vietnam, the Republic of Vietnam, the Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Republic of South Vietnam, and the United States, the Paris Peace Accords were signed in Paris1. Following the agreement, the U.S troops withdrew out of Vietnam. Just over two years after the peace treaty was signed, on April 30, 1975, the South of Vietnam was defeated by the Communist North Vietnamese and South Vietnamese supporters of the communist, also known as the Viet Cong. Officially, in Vietnam, April 30, 1975 is called Reunification day. However, to many others, it was the day they lost their country to communism.
Singapore and former British colony took up the Westminster model after Singapore became independent on 9 August 1965. In 1954, PAP also known as People’s Action Party was formed. Mr. Lee Kuan Yew led the PAP and won the first election to form Singapore’s first government after it enjoyed an overwhelming victory by capturing 43 out of 51 seats in the
The history of the Nez Perce people go back as far as 1750 when the French made contact, up to the death of Chief Joseph on September 24 1904. Chief Joseph’s real name is Hin-mah-too-ya-lat-kekht meaning “Thunder rolling in the mountains,” he had nine children, five girls and four boys all of whom had died, and how he had two wives. Chief Joseph never stopped pushing for the return of his people back to their homeland, but never got his wish. The last few years of his life you could tell he was getting weaker. When he passed away a lot of people said he passed away from a broken heart.
Stephen Paddock, the Las Vegas shooter, killed fifty eight people who had gathered along the Las Vegas strip for a music concert before shooting and ending his life. A statement from his brother to reporters stated that their father at some point was featured in the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list. Patrick Hoskins Paddock, their father got arrested in 1960 after robbing banks and was served with a 20 year jail term. Eight years while serving his term in jail, he managed to escape and was on the run until 1978. Reports provided by the FBI stated that he was to be considered harmful to the society (Kutner, Max).
At Martin’s Hundred, they’ve killed way more than half of their population in Wolstenholme Towne where just two houses and part of a church were left still standing.all, the Powhatan tribe killed about four hundred colonists (a third of the population) and they also took 20 women in as captives, Their captives lived their lives and worked hard and tried to be good Powhatan Indians until they died or their ransom took place. All of the Settlers abandoned the Falling Creek Ironworks, Henricus, and the Smith’s Hundred. Accounts say that the attack took place on a good friday, it’s incorrect. Zero of the contemporary accounts at all have mentioned a good friday not ever not even once, but they have said on a friday morning the twenty second of march sixteen twenty two,it really was on a friday that wasn’t a lie but the good friday of that year fell on april 19 about almost a month after the surprise attack on
Childhood & Career Andrew Jackson was born in 1767 to poor Scotts-Irish parents. Serving as a courier for the revolutionary forces at age 13, he witnessed the deaths of his family at the hands of disease and the British. Jackson, now an orphan, went to live with his uncles and study law. After later being admitted to the North Carolina bar, he became more rich and famous, joining the convention for writing a new Tennessee constitution. He was elected to the senate after serving two years as the first House of Representatives member from Tennessee, and resigned after just one year.
Callyn Brown Richard Henry Lee Life span years: 1732-1794 Richard Henry Lee was born in Westmoreland, Virginia in 1732. He went to a private school in England and returned to Virginia in 1751. He came back during the French and Indian war and was chosen to lead a troop. In 1757 he was chosen as Justice of the Peace, he was then elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses. In 1774 he was elected to attend the first Continental Congress.