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).
With the Cold War the United States was able to achieve more superiority. This was due to its ability to protects itself and protect others, by eliminating its enemies. 3. In Cuba, after the Cold War, the blockade, which was an embargo against Cuba, that blocked all imports stayed in effect. Cuba also remains a Communist state.
An excellent example of this is the Rwandan genocide that happened in 1994. Although this massacre only went on for one hundred days, the Hutus managed to kill over eight hundred thousand Tutis. If the genocide went on for longer at that rate, over millions of people would have been killed in just a few years. In addition, another genocide happened just twenty years earlier in Cambodia. A communist group called the Khmer Rouge believed that Cambodia was ruled by the educated like doctors, lawyers as well as muslims.
The King even took it as far as making people go to England to be tried instead of in the colonies. In my opinion, the Congress were correct in declaring their independence. I mean they are being treated so unfairly. They have no representation and are given no rights as Englishmen. By declaring independence on Britain they were able to finally be freed and be their own country which is what they deserve but at a large price.
In 2010 a devastating earthquake hit Haiti, killing hundreds of thousands and leaving millions homeless. This earthquake was one of the worst humanitarian disasters of all time. After this devastating event the UN and others helped rebuild Haiti by coming up with many solutions, you will see some worked and others didn’t. On January, 10 , our president, Barack Obama announced that America would one of the quickest and largest contributor to help Haiti in their time of need. Obama announced “An initial disbursement of $100 million,concluding solemnly: “To the people of Haiti, we say clearly, and with conviction, you will not be forsaken; you will not be forgotten.
Dr.King influence the government to pass the law that will end segregation and have civil rights no matter the skin color, race, and religion. In my personal opinion Dr.King gave the people a voice, he was a brave man because not many people dare to do what he did, Other examples were Nelson Mandela, Rosa parks, and Malcolm x. I also belive that he will
Analysis and interpretation Both Idi Amin and Pol Pot had harsh dictatorships in which they both eradicated people that were essential to their economies. They took similar actions in trying to “repair” their economies and societies as a whole. However their actions which include killing many of their citizens, nationalisation and expulsion of foreign businesses only caused damage in the short term which caused problems like food shortages. However although in the beginning both Cambodia and Uganda were in the same situation in terms of economic decline it was Cambodia that was left unable to recover as Pol pot had eradicated intellectuals in society . Idi Amin took power in 1971 through a military coup according to Source 1 at a time when British – Ugandan relations were strong therefore Amin had western support when he took power (source 1 ) which shows that cold- war politics influenced the rise to power of Amin.
In my personal opinion, I don’t like dictatorships but as far as being a dictator is concerned- given the system, and type of person needed to manage and sustain it, Kim Jong-un is a great dictator. A dictator should know how to handle himself in public and should be a good public speaker, both of which Kim Jong-un excels in. A great dictator however should also be decisive and must instill fear which Kim Jong-un has already done by removing the two men who posed the risk to his rule. Dictator regime gets mainstream support in NK because of the belief in the myth held by the North Koreans about the Kim family being divine descendent of the nation’s mythical founder Tangun and also the myth that the USA, Japan and the other world powers are poised to attack. Bottom line, dictatorship can only end when the people transcend above the historical myth and for that it is necessary to have access with the outside world and the news which is highly controlled by the dictator and therefore democracy still seems like a far
That would make this year alone to be one of the deadliest years since people had begun tracking this statistic back in 2013. King also mentions that no one in this country will care about police brutality until the police start killing white families, which clearly brings us to the assumption that almost all of the 660 victims have been criminalized and racially profiled (King para 1 & 2). This piled on top of the excuse of a government is an important factor to our existential
When looking at colonial America, it is interesting to see that the acceptance of vigilante justice and the practice of residential hospitality has so drastically changed; however, the human condition of engaging in dishonesty and despicable behavior never seems to change. Though it seems that the practices of today are better hidden from the public eye, citizens we would call despicable, if their true personalities and personal activities were known, still find their way to positions of significant influence and power in every aspect of American
I find Charles Lewis to have a valid point by saying that this country is in fact very militant. The reason why I think he says we don 't want to associate ourselves with wanting to be militant is because of all of the horrible things that can happen during war. When watching why do we fight every president has always gone into another country and tried to do it so that it was as if they did something to up hold America 's freedom. America likes to police the world and most Americans agree with it, this makes them feel safe. I think the real truth though in this statement is that fighting as a nation is in our best interest and we all should support anything our country
It was the American colonies who paved the way into fighting for their freedom and independence. The fight for American independence is the most significant event in history because it helped smaller nations rebel against their mother country, the seven years ' war was over power and land from the French and England, not the colonies, our country shouldn 't have to repay the war debts for England, and the colonies deserve to have a land to call their own. In the beginning, the British colony had experienced a peaceful life under the British rule. Unlike England, the colonies are owned by a majority of low impoverished citizens or peasants that survived on selling goods to provide