The Khmer Rouge was a communist party of Kampuchea. Pol Pot ordered the killing since he was the leader of the Khmer Rouge. Duch, ran the most notorious prison, S-21, while he did not commit the killing he order behind the desk who was to be killed. The Khmer Rouge army was made up of uneducated peasants from provinces, which had never been in a city before. The Khmer Rouge ordered the persecution of intellects, religious figures, and ethnic minorities are the victims of the genocide.
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.
By 1962, Pol Pot had formed a communist party in Cambodia. He formed an army known as the Khmer Rouge or the Red Cambodians. When the United States bombed the Vietnam in Eastern Cambodia, instead hurting the Vitense the majority monarchy's troops were killed and he was replaced. On April 17, 1975, thirteen years after he claimed Cambodia his country, he had complete control. Under Pol Pot’s regime, he was cruel and ruthless to his people.
The Silent Holocaust: The Guatemalan Genocides Genocide is not only a murderous madness, but the thought of a political Utopia, tempting many political leaders of multi-ethnic, religious, and cultural societies throughout history. From 1978 to 1983, General Efrain Rios Montt conducted inhumane acts and brutal killings against indigenous communities in Guatemala. ‘Death squads’ were sent into communities, killing anyone with a trace of fear in order to, “Dry up the human sea in which the guerrilla fish swim,” as stated by Montt. Although rebellion support was gained from cruel acts carried out by the government, troops responded to rebellious guerilla movements with massive massacres on innocent civilians. The Guatemalan genocides were
It is clear, Kapo Tadeusz absolves himself from the murderous functions of the Nazis in order to stay alive, both by his dissociation from the atrocities and his exploitation of the system. While many “kapos” or prisoner-leaders were indicted by the allies for the role in enabling the crimes committed at concentration camps, Borowski demonstrates early in his writing that the profound difference between him and those who did commit the crimes. He puts it quite plainly in “A Day At Harmenz” telling a prisoner under his command, “There won’t be any selection. Understand?” (Borowski 58). While other Kapos subjugate their prisoners to verbal abuse and beating, Borowski acts in a way that is almost impartial, showing no hostility toward his prisoners, but doing what he is charged to do in order to survive.
Another thing to look at is that Cambodia was a revolution trying to change a societies social norms, where as in the Ottoman Empire, it was a destruction of a people and had truly nothing to do with revolutionist tendencies. The Khmer Rouge truly pushed for the old Khmer Empire that built wondrous buildings such as the Angkor Wat and survived on the agrarianism ideological principles of that time. In conclusion, I think if one is to compare and contrast these two different genocides, one must incorporated Nazi Germany. The reason I believe this is because it creates more similarities Overall, these two genocides are extremely different in this author’s opinion due to one being a revolution and the other being a deliberate
“Communist rule in Vietnam...would be repressive and antidemocratic..”(Farber,140). Communist rule will not be nice and beneficial to Vietnam, that is the wrong view of Communism. Their oppressive government needs to be overthrown, just like how the British were to the Americans. They got their peace and freedom through fighting. The Domino theory is if Vietnam becomes a Communist country, the rest of the dominos will fall (Farber,122).
During the Cambodian Genocide and the Holocaust, the officers beat and prodded the victims that did not meet their expectations and were abruptly displaced from their homes. In comparison to the Cambodians, Germany’s dictator, Adolf Hitler, had one goal to execute all Jews, just like how Pol Pot had a goal to kill all educated Cambodians. Both the Cambodians in the Cambodian Genocide and the Jews in the novel Night were treated similarly because both victims were displaced out of their homes, overworked, mistreated, and starved. Moreover, officers of the genocides starved the victims of the Holocaust and the
Both governments took all the basics rights that make us human. The book 1984 took away all basics rights like right to love, privacy and freedom of speech. The government would bomb its own people to keep them scared so they wouldn't revolt. The film the Hunger Games hosted the Hunger Games every year to remind people that the capital controls everything and they couldn't do anything. The people of the film where trapped in their district and could never leave and all basic essential were regulated.
Ho Chi Minh, Former Prime Minister of Vietnam, once said: “You can kill ten of my men for every one I kill of yours. But even at those odds, you will lose and I will win” (Vietnam War Quotations). Vietnam is in Southeast Asia with the population of 96 million. The country border China, Laos and Cambodia (The World Factbook: VIETNAM). Vietnam used to be ruled by France but later declared independence after World War II under Ho Chi Minh.