CAMBODIAN GENOCIDE

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CAMBODIAN GENOCIDE

CAMBODIAN GENOCIDE

1970

•People who refused to leave •People appeared to be in opposition to the new regime•The ill, disabled, old and young who were incapable of making the journey to the collectivized farms and labor camps were killed on the spot.•All former factory owners and employees were murdered, along with their extended families.

Under threat of death, Cambodians nationwide were forced from their hometowns and villages. •The people from entire cities were forcibly evacuated to the countryside. •Children were taken from their parents and placed in separate forced labor camps. Factories, schools, universities, hospitals, and all other private institutions were shut down;

1991

THE AFTER MATH

THE GENOCIDE

LEADING UP TO THE GENOCIDE

THE MOTIVEPot sought to deconstruct Cambodia's capitalist government and spread communism by going back to primitive and classless society where all citizens would participate in rural group projects

VICTIMSPol Pot targeted:•Intellectuals and Proffesionals•Doctors and Teachers•Monks and Buddhists•Muslims and Christians•Ethnic Chinese•Vietnamese and Thai

THE PERPATRATORSThe Khmer Rouge movement led by Pol Pot

1975-1979

WHERECambodia, a country in southeast Asia thats less than half the size of California. It sits between Tailand and Vietnam

•All political and civil rights of the citizen were abolished. •Religion was also banned: leading Buddhist monks and Christian missionaries were killed, and temples and churches were burned. •It was common for people to be shot for speaking a foreign language, wearing glasses, smiling, or crying.

After the Genocide Guerilla forces continues fight from 1979-1989. Finally in 1991 a peace agreement was reached and and the first democratic election was held in 1993

OVER 2 MILLION INNOCENT PEOPLE WERE KILLED

The Genocide would begin when the Khmer Rouge militant group overthrew the Cambodian prime minister Lon Nol

who did they kill?

Where were they forced?

What rights were comprimised?

“To spare you is no profit, to destroy you is no loss.”- Pol Pot


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