Its neighboring country, Vietnam wanted independence, thus causing the first Indochina war. After the War in the 1950 a communist movement ignited in Cambodia. The communist, party of Kampuchea, also known as The Khmer Rouge. A nickname adopted by the permanence that red made up most of the country 's ethnicity, the color of communism. The party came to power from the country 's struggle against French colonization.
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
Chinese civilians and disarmed combatants were killed left and right (Document O). Eventually, the lead perpetrators were prosecuted and received the proper punishments. Japan led numerous attacks of extreme brutality on countries near and far. America was tuning into the disgust of the Japanese through propaganda.
“And all the land so far discovered is a beehive of people; it is as though God had crowded into these lands the great majority of mankind.” (Las Casas) During the time when the people of Spain took over those lands, the islands were all severely depopulated and devastated over time. The people of Spain coming to the island and selling and killing people had detrimental effects. “More than thirty other islands in the vicinity of San Juan are for the most part and for the same reason depopulated, and the land laid waste.
They were then forced into labor camps where most died of overworking, disease, or hunger. These harsh conditions were mainly enforced due to the Khmer Rouge’s belief of the evil of capitalism. Over 2 million Cambodians died in the Khmer Rouge’s massacre before Vietnam intervened and an invasion restored Cambodia to a democratic
Have you ever wondered at why so many Vietnamese people have “Nguyen” as their last name? Back in the day, the dynasty that ruled Vietnam would have the people change their last names to match with their family name. So, people named Nguyen are not all related to one another! One of the dynasties that ruled Vietnam was the Nguyen Dynasty.
During the Trail of Tears, the American government singled out a particular race, the Native Americans, and forced them to move west of the Mississippi, killing thousands in the process. This has been referred to by many as the American Holocaust. The Trail of Tears, as mentioned above, was the forced removal of the Cherokee nation in 1838. So, who is responsible for forcing them off the land that was rightfully theirs? The parties responsible for guiltily stripping the civilized Cherokee of nation of their possessions and forcing them to bear a 2,200 mile journey that killed an estimate of 4,000 Cherokee people are the Founding Fathers, white settlers, and the white settler 's greed.
Prime example of this is the Purging of Stalin that saw more than one million citizens of the Soviet Union executed with a bullet to the head and the killing of over 800.000 people by order of Mao Zedong after the Communist Party's victory in 1949. Alas the public was not unmoved by the sheer number of people that saw an swift and unjust death and various organizations were formed that had the abolition of the capital punishment as their primary goal in their agendas. Following the change from authoritarianism to democracy, abolition was adopted due to political change. Among the nation-states of the globe, the majority has abolished the death penalty as a form of retribution.
They also shut down factories, schools, universities, hospitals, and all other private institutions because the Khmer Rouge considered it western advances. The Khmer Rouge also killed different The Khmer Rouge killed approximately one and a half to three million Cambodians lost their lives at the hands of the Khmer Rouge. On July 25, 1983, the Research Committee on Pol Pot’s Genocidal Regime issued its final report, including detailed province-by-province data. The data showed that the number of deaths was 3,314,768. About 25 percent of the population died because of the Khmer Rouge idea of relocating the people to
Chillingly, parents were deceived and entirely blinded to this fact because they were told that their children had died of natural causes. Dominic Stiles states, “Around 17,000 deaf Germans were sterilized between 1933 and 1945 and it is estimated that, in an effort to rid Germany of ‘useless eaters’ nearly 2,000 deaf children were killed by lethal injection or starvation” (Stiles, 2012). Because the Nazis believed that people with mental and physical handicaps made no contribution to society, they were thought of as a financial burden, a waste of space, and undeserving of
(NBC para.1) Al Queda was the most dangerous and feared terrorist group and caused millions of people a lifetime of fear and grief. Osama bin Laden was a horrible man who took the lives of thousands and his assassination gave the world a sigh of relief. Although
Between 1975 and 1979, an estimate of 2 million Cambodians were sent to the Killing Fields after the Khmer Rouge regime took over power. Within these fields, many people were either killed, starved, or worked to death so the regime may maintain an ethnic superiority and partake in an extreme version of Maoism. The Missing Picture and Enemies of the People are documentaries that take different approaches to tell the stories of Cambodians who were not only affected, but took part in the genocide. Both documentaries ultimately display documentary filmmaking, styles and issues that occur while making a film.