Cambodian Genocide Research Paper

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-The Cambodian Genocide- The events during the years of 1975-1979 were when communism attempted to take over Cambodia. The Cambodian genocide during the Khmer Rouge regime was the result of over 1 million deaths. Genocide is, by definition, the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation. Genocide is a mass murder of people specified by a defining characteristic, such as race, religion, or even political values; the method of murder is often times efficient killing large quantities of people. War crimes committed during the Khmer Rouge regime are classified as a genocide due to the specified killings of various Asian ethnicities, such as Cambodians, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Cham Muslims. These people were all killed by shooting, until it became too expensive. Once shooting the victims became too expensive, because of ammo prices, suffocation with plastic bags was used to kill “an estimated 1.5-3 million people, although a detailed province-by-province final report documented that 3,314,768 people were killed.”(Al Jazeera) The Rwandan civil war is also classified as a genocide because of the mass murder of both the Tutsi and Hutu tribes. The war in…show more content…
The genocide was caused by Pol Pot wanting to create a new society, where the form of government is communism. To do so he had to eliminate anyone who may disagree with him. The people who did not want the communist party to take over were killed. This hostile takeover resulted in the death of approximately 1.7 million lives.(Yale CGP) The Holocaust was the most devastating with about 6 million Jewish deaths and more non-Jewish victims. The Armenian genocide resulted in approximately 1.5 million deaths (The New York Times). The Rwandan civil war acquired a death toll of 800,000, and the genocide of Darfur resulted in about 300,000 casualties.(Al

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