He single out all intellectuals in society, including: doctors, lawyers, teachers and executed them. Pot saw these people as threats that could stop his desired society. He started to expand the rural work forced labour in Cambodia. This was because he wanted to earn revenue from agricultural exports, which would lead to him being able to fund the constructing of industries (Steel Mills). Pol Pot wanted to show how independent Cambodia was to other foreign powers.
(Diaz 1). Also he was knowing as “El Jefe” or “The Goat.” Trujillo with his power as a dictator was connecting to the United States and it helped him to be a better dictator due to his influences and making better the country. Due to his power, some civils died on the attempt. He created terror on their people; it means that nobody could fight against to his power because if they do that, they could not only suffer, but also die. Also Trujillo as a president, changed the name of the capital from Santo Domingo to Ciudad Trujillo.
While the idea of Communism is to create a economic state where the bourgeoisie is dissolved, the proletarians are treated as equals, and there is no more government, in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and Cambodia Communism did not benefit the countries like the ideology behind Communism should have. In the USSR and Cambodia, the citizens were stripped of their human rights, forced to work on collective farms, and were killed for being “enemies” of the state. In the Soviet Union, Communism was favored by the proletarians because of the dentromental consequences of the Industrial Revolution. In the late 19th century, the ruler of Russia, Tsar Nicholas the second, believed that Russia was falling behind the other countries in terms for being a modern society and being able to usable materials that is not just producing farming goods. The Industrial
This was a way to allow them to still expand their empire while still being able to provide for their country men. The Inca believed in using force as a last resort. Which led them to grow so large while not having civil war but if you opposed them they would kill everything and one in sight whoever was left was sold into slavery.
Foreign aid was sent directly to the government to improve its physical structure, reduce poverty and maintain political stability, but the government took that foreign aid for its own benefit and reduced people's ability to depend on their government. This problem helped an individual who dominates the state and led to a dictatorship. The elimination of poverty has failed and foreign aid has become a tool for a dictator to develop his power and maintain power. According to discursive material theory, we can include all parts of these globalization-related structures, including multinationals, WTO policies, foreign aid, and the role of government in Cambodia, including the signal, the evidence and the
The British burned down farms that were mostly populated by Boer settlers in South Africa, in order to have an advantage in the war. In the contrary, even though the United States and the Philippines went to war with each other, the United States still tried to help the Natives by selling land to farm-less farmers at a very low cost, making it easy for the natives to have ownership of the land once owned by Spanish Empire . Having access to farms created agriculture stability. Being the reason why the imperial countries did what they did. Having land is key for growing crops for trade value and without it reliance on imports increases and exports are limited to non-agriculture
Chiang Kai-shek disagreed with this and sided with the wealthy farmers. He then forced all the communists into a small area in southern China. The exiled Communists led by Mao Zedong started an exodus to Yan’an in North-western China. This 6,000-mile trek is known as the Long March, and only 8,000 of the 100,000 communists survived. Mao’s policies regarding land appealed to the peasants which made up a large percentage of the population.
Also, during the Agrarian Revolution, his policy of grabbing and killing landlords and distributing their properties to the poor won the respect of the masses. Mao also enjoyed their praise. Actually, from 1945 to 1957, not only did Mao criticize or pretend to criticize personal idolization of leaders, but the party also held rules and executed them against idolization. So, at this point, the enormous respect paid to Mao failed to evolve into idolization. However, after Khrushchev filed a secret report against Stalinism in 1956 and a rash of opinions against Mao also emerged, Mao sponsored the revision of On the Historical Experience of Proletarian Dictatorship, an editorial published in the People’s Daily, where the principle against personal idolization was again emphasized.
After researching the political party in charge, the large amounts of casualties, and the results of the conflict, it is apparent that the genocide that took place in Cambodia was one of the worst events in human history. A major cause of a genocide is the political party in charge, or an uprising group that is trying to gain power. The Khmer Rouge was a radical communist party that was uprising in Cambodia at the time. According to Khmer Rouge, this party came to power after winning a guerrilla war. This group was set up in 1967 as the armed wing of the communist party of Kampuchea.
The Cambodian Genocide is considered to be one of the worst human tragedies in the last century. The Genocide in Cambodia should be more recognized around the world for its severity and intensity. Khmer Rouge, a communist group led by Pol Pot, seized control of the Cambodian government from Lon Nol in April of 1975. He then renamed it the Democratic Kampuchea. The Cambodian Genocide lasted until Khmer Rouge was overthrown by the Vietnamese in 1978.
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.
Amin planned to take all of the president’s power and seize control of Uganda. Although he was put up against many of Obote’s supporters and the military that protected him, Amin pursued his goals and gained complete control of the country. He started to make moves against some of Uganda’s previous allies to bring the country together with a common enemy. He wanted to have complete control of the country and to gain more power he decided to drive all of the Asian and other ethnic people out of the country to Britain. Despite his efforts to help Uganda, his choices were starting to hurt the economy and was agitating its surrounding countries.
If slavery was abolished, they’d have to find other ways to farm their plantations and would undoubtedly make less money. With American manufactures rising, the government decided to impose a tariff or tax on all imported and exported goods. The excess tax would decrease the import of foreign goods and increase business for the American manufactures in the North. This forced the South to either pay more for their goods, get the goods from the North or manufacture their goods themselves. Slavery was holding the Southern economy together.
The denial of human rights in Ukraine and Cambodia has had huge impacts on regional and international communities. Ukraine was very independent, and Stalin wanted to remove the threat that the Ukrainians were becoming. In Cambodia, Pol Pot attempted to create a utopian Communist agrarian society. When Stalin came into power after Lenin’s death in 1924, the government was struggling to control and unwieldy empire. He soon turned his attention toward Ukraine, the most troublesome of the non-Russian Soviet republics.
The movie, The Village, and the novel 1984 provides new insight and connections on a “utopian” society. Both are very similar to each other in a way that their utopian society has many flaws. 1984 is about a rebellion against an iron-fisted totalitarian government while The Village is about an attempt to protect the innocence of people. In these societies, the leaders lie in order to try and achieve a utopian world. Both societies have different purposes to control the people through fear, but despite their attempts to create a utopian society, they were only successful to a certain extent.