The Cambodian Genocide
by Tyler Francis
Imagine kids less than 5 years old killed during the Cambodian Genocide. About 3.5 million people were killed during the Cambodian Genocide including babies. Everyone should care about genocides because it involves killing people based on their race and religion. The Khmer Rouge killed millions of people, targeting people who they think is part vietnamese, rich, and educated.
This is a picture of skulls of the heads of people who died
The Cambodian Genocide was committed by the group of communist called the Khmer Rouge led by Pol Pot. They were trying to create an arabian socialism to show that they were the master race and if anyone try to oppose them they were killed. They captured many people and put them into concentration camps and forced them into slave labor, where they were overworked and die from starvation, disease, and killed by the Khmer Rouge.
This is a picture of the Khmer Rouge riding into town
The Khmer Rouge would watch and was ready to kill anyone who was too weak to work. The people work long hours with only two breaks. They were not treated well and would die from lack of food, first aids, and diseases and infections. The children would slept on the ground and most times died in their sleep because of poisonous insects or sickness.
This is a picture of where the Cambodian Genocide occured the orange area is where the genocide was.
The food conditions were terrible, because all they were fed was rice once or twice a month. They starve them that you could see the bones through their skin. The children would try to hunt small animals and fruits, but some of the animals they hunted would have disease, and the fruits would be infected with maggots and bugs causing some of them to get sick and die, others die from starvation.
This is a picture of the Killing Fields.
The reason why we should care about the Cambodian Genocide is because millions of children ages 4-7 years old are dying with no hope of of having a future. Genocides is a vicious attack on humans lives especially children, future leaders who will never live long enough to have goals and dreams because of groups like the Khmer Rouge whose purpose is to kill people based on their race and religion, not a good reason to be brutally killed.
This is a picture of a guy being executed at the Killing Fields
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