It was an attempt of the Khmer Rouge to nationalize and centralize the peasant farming society of Cambodia virtually overnight, in accordance with the Chinese Communist agricultural model. Other groups targeted for extermination by the Khmer Rouge were ethnic minorities like Vietnamese nationals, and the Cham people who are Muslim. The regime also pursued any perceived political enemies. For another decade, the Khmer Rouge fought the Vietnam-backed government with support from China and the Soviet Union. The violence and instability of this period result in the deaths of thousands of Cambodians, as well as a large influx of hundreds of thousands refugees into Thailand, still traumatized by their experiences under the Khmer Rouge and in search of food, medical care, and security.
Mongol armies tore through most of the ancient world throughout the 13th century. Pillaging and plundering every nation in their path, the Mongols left an impressive wake of destruction and death. The Mongols shook the world with the impact of their conquests, but not of their influence was negative. Overall the Mongols brought much needed change in politics and commerce to both China and the Middle East. As the Mongols ravaged the plains of China, they needed to establish a new government to control the newly conquered people.
The cruel treatment of the Chinese by Japanese soldiers represents the brutality behind the militaristic culture and their values of human lives. The first part of the story is from the perspective of the Japanese soldiers responsible for the crimes. The Japanese followed a series of beliefs that promoted the idea in which a soldier must die for his emperor, called bushido. These values ultimately led to the draconian treatment of the civilians; a level at which most historians can not even begin to understand. After the soldiers of Nanking were murdered protecting the civilians, no one was left to
He had killed millions so he could go back to a simpler way of life. This essay will explain why Pol Pot is the worst person to ever walk the face of this planet. Pol Pot claimed he wanted to go back to the old ways of life in Cambodia, which meant
Genocide: The deliberate killing of a large group of people , especially those of a particular ethnic group. The actions of the Khmer Rouge constitutes as a Genocide that killed millions of the cambodian population. This Genocide was brought on by Pol Pot, he had a theory of “reprogramming” a nation in order to create his idea of a perfect utopia. The result of this Genocide created a devastating drop in 25% of Cambodia's population. That means that every 1 in 4 person was brutally murdered, just because one man wanted his idea of a perfected society.
Chaos probably ran rampant among Indian villages as many of its inhabitants suffered from disease. Native American society was probably more tranquil before it suffered from disease. A specific example of how disease impacted society can be seen when it killed over half of the Inca population and killed their dictator, Huayna Capac. This caused a war of succession to start and allowed for Pizarro and his small group of soldiers to to defeat the Inca. Spanish forces were able to capture the Inca capital of Cuzco which pretty much symbolized the defeat of a civilization that had around one hundred years of history.
Just like the battle of Washita which was a very bloody battle that was more of a slaughter than a battle. They destroyed native food supplies, lodging and even killed the natives horses. Ranald Mackenzie's slaughter of over 1000 native american ponies was considered overkill and a waste of resources. The Sioux, Cheyenne, and even the Arapahos pushed the northerners out of the Dakotas, but the rumors of gold in North Dakota cause the whites expansion to explode to the Dakotas. This caused the natives to be forced out of their home or killed.
At the time of this, one of the world’s most revered cultures and religious histories had been threatened with death and extinction in Tibet by the Chinese government. (Kirkpatrick, 2011) This obviously was a serious issue, that may have not concerned the whole U.S. but it was affecting the Tibetan people. According to the director of the Groupon ad, Christopher Guest, they thought they were poking fun at themselves, but their joke clearly came off not as a joke. (Gross, 2011) There were a lot of critics that had strong opinions about this ad. One of the comments consisted of “ Dear Groupon, over a million Tibetans had been killed during chinese occupation.
In 1977, Pol Pot begins a second series of purges to eliminate all communist dissidents and moderates. This time around, the executions were more widespread and affect all of Cambodia’s population not just certain groups. In 1979, North Vietnam takes over Phnom Penh forcing Pol Pot and Khmer Rouge to flee to Thailand and the People’s Republic of Kampuchea is established. Hundreds of thousands educated middle class are tortured and executed in special centers; others were starved or died from disease or exhaustion. Total death over the four years were at least 1.7 million approximately 21% of the
These people had lived in North America for millions of years, but when the Europeans began to explore this newfound land, the Native Americans were treated as inferior humans who had absolutely no value. They were ripped from their homes, killed, or forced to move elsewhere no matter how it would poorly affect their lives. Though this did not negatively impact Britain, it was a huge negative impact of their imperialism as a whole. Millions of Native Americans were killed in the process of establishing an imperial relationship between America and Europe. In one instance, the British settlers purposefully infected an entire large native tribe with small-pox so that they could conquer the land of the natives (Burch).
Cambodians grew suspicion towards Lon Nol’s government politics and opposed such a force. By 1975, Pol Pot’s force had grown to over 700,000 men. During 1975, Lon Nol’s government was officially defeated by the Khmer Rouge, causing the death of 156,000 Cambodian citizens. The reign of a brutal and murderous society had begun. Under Pol Pot’s leadership, an extreme programme was imposed to revolutionise Cambodia into a communist country, where all citizens were expected to work as labourers, farmers and peasants in one huge federation of farms in accordance to the Chinese agricultural model.