Cambodian Genocide

Taking place on April 17, 1975

The Cambodian Genocide

Few events have ever conjured as much terror and hatred as the genocidal killings in Cambodia by the Khmer Rouge; The Cambodian Genocide is one of the most overlooked genocides in history.

Khmer Rouge

Khmer Rouge developed in 1968 and was an offshoot of the Vietnamese Army. The brutal regime, claimed lives of up to two million period from 1975-1979 (Arnold R. Isaacs). Under the apparatchik leader Pol Pot, the Khmer Rouge attempted to take Cambodia back to the Middle Ages, forcing millions of people to work on communal farms in the countryside (Arnold R. Isaacs). But this dramatic attempt at social engineering had a terrible cost. Whole families died from execution, starvation, disease and overwork.

Deaths

During a period of 3 years, 8 months and 20 days, it is believed that some 2 million people perished. Approximately 40% of the deaths were from starvation and disease. Beyond the deaths, Cambodian society was torn from its roots through mass evacuations. All Cambodians suffered greatly during the Khmer Rouge period, but certain specific groups were subject to even more intense oppression. These include ethnic minorities, religious groups, and social groups, which were reviled, banned from speaking their own language or carrying out their own religious or cultural practices, scattered from each other, and suffered greater mortality (Helen Jarvis). Because these points were discussed the genocide should not be as overlooked as it is.

1.Source: Isaacs, Arnold R. "Cambodia." Modern Genocide: Understanding Causes and Consequences. ABC-CLIO, 2015. Web. 21 Sept. 2015


How it relates to the project:

This article talks about present day and and the past of Cambodia. It also talks about the geography.

Cambodia

2. Source:Jarvis, Helen. "Cambodian Genocide." Modern Genocide: Understanding Causes and Consequences. ABC-CLIO,2015. Web. 21 Sept. 2015


How it relates to the project:

This article talks about the genocide and the deaths



3. Source:Pierpaoli, Paul G., Jr. "Cambodian Killing Fields." Modern Genocide: Understanding Causes and Consequences.ABC-CLIO, 2015. Web. 21 Sept. 2015.


How it relates to the project: It talks about the consequences and causes of the genocide



4. Source: Isaacs, Arnold R. "Khmer Rouge." Modern Genocide: Understanding Causes and Consequences. ABC-CLIO, 2015. Web. 21 Sept. 2015


How it relates to the project: Khemer Rouge was in charge of the genocide



5. Source: Tucker, Spencer C. "Vietnamese occupation of Cambodia." Modern Genocide: Understanding Causes and Consequences. ABC-CLIO, 2015. Web. 21 Sept. 2015


How it relates to the project: When the Vietnamese took control, invaded and occupied Cambodia.