The Cambodian Genocide

Creating a master race (better than others) was a major problem with the Holocaust and the Cambodian genocide.

People were being unfairly treated because there leaders wanted everything to be perfect. Others were being punished if they didn't agree with their leaders. They were unfairly punished for no reason.

Social grouping was also a major problem. People were being put in different groups than others because of their ethnicity and the groups were being treated as if they weren't people at all. For example in the Holocaust people who had special needs were thought of as inferior to the " master race" Hitler was trying to create. The Cambodian leader Pol Pot wanted to create the same type of master race as Germany so that they could come on top and Pol Pot did this strategy through forced labor and work against other peoples will. His actions were wrong and completelyunfair.

The Khmer Rouge regime targeted various ethnic groups during the genocide, forcibly relocating minority groups, and banned the use of minority languages. Religion was also banned, and the repression of adherents of Islam, Christianity, and Buddhism was extensive. If you didn't agree with the Pol Pot's beliefs and orders you would be punished by his men(soldiers) ,including religious beliefs.Torture, mass executions, use of forced labor, and malnutrition were the consciences others had to go through for their own beliefs. journalists, lawyers, doctors, professionals, intellectuals such as students and professors, and members of the upper class were also targeted. Factories, schools, universities, hospitals, and all other private institutions were shut down. All their former owners and employees were murdered along with their families. It was very common for people to be shot for speaking a foreign language or wearing glasses. Many were also shot for smiling or crying as it was forbidden to show any kind of emotion. Most of killing was because of the belief that individuals such as journalists, intellectuals, and others were threats to the state. Pol Pot believed (just like Hitler) that you could only worship 1 person and not a God. to the rule of Pol Pot, Nuon Chea, Ieng Sary, Son Sen, Khieu Samphan and the Communist Party of Kampuchea over Cambodia, which the Khmer Rouge renamed as Democratic Kampuchea.He wanted to create a society where everybody would worship him and obey him.The KR goal of purifying the people is similar to the goals of Nazi Germany, in attempting to create a "master race"; as one KR leader said, it was the "purification of the populace". All this violence soon led to the deaths of an estimated 25 percent of the total population ( around 2 million people ).

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