Cambodia the killing fields facts

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cambodia the killing fields facts

The Killing Fields by Christopher Hudson

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what am i to say...

what if you were pran, and you fell into that pit/river of cadavers and bones, the monstrous and ineffable reek pervading several square miles around...what would you react? or just die by effluvia or nausea or dread?

what if i were him...in the living hell on earth which was created by very humanbeings

communism is real evil, karl marx opened that gateway leading to mayhem and abyss, his devil disciples teach us killing each other, turning us into demons...

what am i to say anyhow? me half human, half demon now?
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Khmer Rouge: Cambodia's years of brutality

All rights reserved. In Cambodia, nine miles Choeung Ek is one of thousands of other such sites around the country where the Khmer Rouge practiced genocide during the late s. But the other is the killing fields outside Phnom Penh. In the chronicle of 20th century horrors, Cambodia ranks high. For much of the last three decades, Cambodia has suffered through war, political upheaval and massive genocide. Recently Cambodia has begun to revive.

The Khmer Rouge was a brutal regime that ruled Cambodia, under the leadership of Marxist dictator Pol Pot, from to Those killed were either executed as enemies of the regime, or died from starvation, disease or overwork. Historically, this period—as shown in the film The Killing Fields —has come to be known as the Cambodian Genocide. Throughout the s, the Khmer Rouge operated as the armed wing of the Communist Party of Kampuchea, the name the party used for Cambodia. Operating primarily in remote jungle and mountain areas in the northeast of the country, near its border with Vietnam, which at the time was embroiled in its own civil war, the Khmer Rouge did not have popular support across Cambodia, particularly in the cities, including the capital Phnom Penh. As the monarch had been popular among city-dwelling Cambodians, the Khmer Rouge began to glean more and more support.

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Over four short years, from to , Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge systematically exterminated up to 3 million people. The people of Cambodia had to live in fear, knowing that they might be the next one dragged out to the killing fields. The chances of being chosen were indeed high — by the end of the massacre, the Khmer Rouge had wiped out nearly 25 percent of the population. It was the last stronghold of the right-wing, military-led Khmer Republic, and with its fall, Cambodia came into the hands of the dictator Pol Pot and his communist Khmer Rouge regime. When the Khmer Rouge emerged from the civil war victorious and marched down the streets, thousands of terrified people fled, some rushing for the border with Thailand while others flooded the gates of the French Embassy. The massacres soon began and the Cambodian genocide was underway.

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  1. Ophelia D. says:

    During the Khmer Rouge reign, from to , an estimated 1.

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