The first stage of the Khmer Rouge regime was to send the 2 million cambodians to labor camps to work on farms where there wasn’t enough food, little medical attention and harsh working conditions (“Killing Fields”, 2008). They were forced out of their homes and forced on a long journey which showed to be dangerous for the very young and old, as many of them ended up dying along the way. Soon after many more died from starvation and random executions (Spangenburg and Moser 56-57). If you lived in Cambodia during that time, you would be sent to a labor camp without any choice, and without any information of where you were going. They didn’t give them any food when they were on a monthlong journey and many ended up starving.
The devastating epidemic took a great toll on America, so great that it took most of America and turned it into what is known as Panem. When Panem was still being made there were 13 industrious districts. In these districts people were forced to work like slaves by Peacekeepers that had great authority and if anyone infuriated a peacekeeper they would punish you with great precision. Sometimes the punishment is wipping or eviction from your home. Sometimes an agent can acknowledge you by giving you food wich can be scarce in district 12.
Throughout American history the American indians have been cheated and mistreated ever since we came to colonize. Even today as they struggle for support from the government, the need for funding and support was no greater than it was in the 1970’s. These natives were often stripped of their land and heritage and forced to live in reservations with horrible conditions. That all changed on February 27th of 1973 when the self alleged AIM group founded by Russell Means, Dennis Banks, and other notorious tribe leaders stormed the small town of Wounded Knee which was built on the grounds of a sacred burial site were more than 150 indian women and children had been laid to rest after a recent massacre. The militant group held the town for 71 days
Most Native American tribes were riddled with diseases, often wiping out the whole tribe, or mostly all except for a few. Those few left were often younger, and had to reinvent themselves and their tribe. Often, the survivors of several different groups would come together to form a different group. Disease wasn’t the only threat to the native people, as many were enslaved and often wouldn’t survive the harsh conditions. The enslavement, the transport of illnesses, and natives refusing to give up their land took a toll on the relationship between the Natives and Europeans.
In the fourteenth century, Europe was experiencing famine that was followed by a plague known as the Black Death that affected most parts of the continent (Davis 45). The pandemic led to the loss of almost two-fifths of the European population. Such a situation meant that fewer Europeans were able to give their services as laborers in North America since most of them had passed away, and the remaining were still recovering from the loss of loved ones and caring for the few survivors from the plague who were still ailing and recovering. Evidently, there was a shortage of laborers, and this necessitated the need to look for alternative labor. Factors Leading to Increased Forced Labor Social stratification was partially responsible for forced labor in North America (Davis 30; Chapter2 60).
According to Adam Nagourney and Ian Lovett’s article in the New York Times on February 2014, the American Southwest has been suffering through the most severe drought experienced since almost 500 years, and is affecting farmers and agriculturalists everywhere. The article states that the drought is getting so bad, that state officials were getting ready to put emergency plans in place. The state officials that one action that would take place in the worst case would be that drinking water would have to be brought by truck, and wells would be drilled to get groundwater. Measures like these haven’t been even mentioned for many years. The drought has also dried many farm fields, and developed many pockets of smog.
Now, as stated in Evidence Set A: Life in Salem, Massachusetts, 1692, it is stated that, "Farming was often a painstaking task in he harsh climate and rough, rocky terrain- and a drought or flood could ruin a year 's harvest." It is also said in the same section that small pox could easily wipe out a family. Due to the fact they were living in such harsh times, people probably still consumed rotten crop in cause of hunger. It is said in Samuel Parris ' biography that his daughter, Betty, eventually participated in such events as forutne telling, as i said above. Well, it is stated that, "Perhaps out of fear of the repercussions of participating in these forbidden games, Betty began to develop strange symptoms."
The Yankees formed us up into a wagon train, planning to take us to City Point. On the way there, I thought about the Union prisons, which is where I was headed. I read from the newspapers that the prisons were filled to their limits with soldiers and most soldiers didn’t even live because they froze to death, had chills and fevers (which killed them), or they starved to death because of the terrible food. I hope what I read was not true because Ma, Sarah and Sam really needed me alive, not dead. To take my mind off of everything that had happened, I started to read my book of psalms out loud.
“Trench life involved long periods of boredom mixed with brief periods of terror. The threat of death kept soldiers constantly on edge, while poor living conditions and a lack of sleep wore away at their health and stamina.” Rats and lice pestered the soldiers day and night; rats were often oversized, due to the food and waste of stationary armies, and would participate in the spreading of diseases throughout the trenches. In 1918, doctors concluded that lice was the cause of trench fever, which caused the soldiers headaches, fevers and muscle pain. The trenches were unhygienic. Many had a cold, constant dampness that caused trench foot, a frost bite like infection that often led to deterioration and amputation.
We should of planted and hrvested long before Winter hit. The Winter of 1609 was brutal and many of the settlers were giving up on the new life. Many had regretted the choices we made. Only 60 of the 214 settlers even survived that horrific season. Many hung onto life; starvation, disease and attacks became a part of daily life for us.
Many families lost members due to infections and disease. I wanted quite so we left during a slow day giving us space on the trail. Our experience on the trail was harsh, the weather was bad, our wagons needed a lot repairs and my son Joseph got cholera almost dying. This delayed our trip by months then years.
From a previous population of 300,000, there were 50,000 people left and half of these were displaced. Government officials, soldiers, and militia who participated in the genocide fled to the Democratic Republic of the Congo due to fear of being killed. With the support of the government in the Congo they planned to continue killing Tutsis and to de-stabilize the new government in Rwanda. However, their plan failed. The Rwandan refugees were experiencing horrible conditions in the refugee camps as well.