Cambodia Genocide by Tanya Carbajal

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  • Leading to the Genocide
  • Prince Sihanouk of Cambodia
  • We will be the first nation to create a completely Communist country without wasting our time on the intermediate steps.
  • Pol Pot, leader of Khmer Rouge
  • Genocide carried out.
  • Please don't kill me
  • to spare you is no profit, to destroy you is no loss.
  • World Reaction...
  • There were just so many atrocities happening left and right...
  • There was civil war between the Cambodian General, Lon Nol and communist group Khmer Rouge. Prince Sihanouk allied with the Khmer Rouge which won in the end. Days after the Khmer won the civil war, they began turning Cambodia towards communism modeling Mao of China's ideas.
  • Meanwhile, back in the U.S. ...
  • April 1978
  • The genocide in Cambodia is the worst violation of human rights in the world today.
  • The Khmer Rouge needed people who were capable of doing farm labor, so this led to the death of elders, crippled, etc. The Khmer Rouge would kill people in horrid ways for example, beatings, nails in the back of their heads, or even death marches.
  • How it Ended
  • Once the Khmer Rouge took control, they cut off Cambodia to the entire world. Only journalist that were in Cambodia during the invasion of Phonom Pehn could describe what happened. People still did not believe the sources were reliable, so they did not believe the genocide was occurring. It was simply ignored.
  • Post Genocide
  • Where do we even start rebuiling Cambodia? And how?
  • President Jimmy Carter of the U.S. states this, yet takes no official steps to stop the genocide
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  • The Japanese invaded because of a boarder dispute. This led to the Vietnamese overthrowing the Khmer government in 1979.
  • During the genocide, intellectuals were the first to be killed so that they did not create plans to rebel. This caused the people of Cambodia to have a hard time rebooting the country as a whole after the genocide.
  • I don't know but all of Cambodia is lost...
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