Cambodian Genocide Feature Article

Cambodian genocide gets out of hand with the Khmer Rouge!
How would you feel if just because you were educated or a certain race you were forced to work in collective farms and do endless labour and/or be tortured or killed? While the Khmer Rouge was in power, they turned the country into an extremely large detention center, where TWO MILLION people were murdered! The victims of this genocide were journalists, lawyers, doctors, and professionals (so educated people); people who spoke a foreign language, and people who smiled or cried or showed any emotion in general.

Cambodian genocide started on April 17, 1975 and lasted four years.
   The Khmer Rouge were imprisoned/killed in a place called “The Killing Fields”, which were a number of sites in Cambodia where millions of people were killed and buried. How people were discriminated was in this way: the people who were opposed to working in collective farms during Cambodian genocide were killed, and well-educated people were as well. The very young and old were driven out, and same with the sick/disabled. People with connections to the former/foreign government were killed too. Race-wise, mostly Vietnamese, Thai, Chinese, and Cambodian Christians (so religion-wise too) were executed. Victims of Cambodian genocide just before they were to be killed, pictured above"Victims+of+cambodian+genocide - Google Search." Victims+of+cambodian+genocide - Google Search. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Apr. 2015.
The Killing Fields, as pictured above
   Cambodian genocide was an absolutely appalling, unnecessary murderous time in history that should not EVER be repeated if our generation of humans are in their right minds. It was also completely unfair and total discrimination. It is insane that Cambodian genocide just went on without having anyone nearby or whatever; or any help.
In conclusion, Cambodian genocide was a horrible, unreasonable, unfair, and appalling time in history that should never happen again, although it has. If everyone doesn’t judge each other on skin color and/or race or religion, we can prevent this.


Bibliography: Genocide research: First source: http://worldwithoutgenocide.org/genocides-and-conflicts/cambodian-genocideSecond source: https://www.hmh.org/ed_Genocide_Cambodia.shtmlThird source: http://cambodiangecko.com/cambodian-genocide-facts-timeline/Pictures: First picture: "Victims+of+cambodian+genocide - Google Search." Victims+of+cambodian+genocide - Google Search. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Apr. 2015.



Cambodian Genocide Feature Article

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