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Do you believe a genocide is a good reason to go to war?

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Facts

What had happened was Pol Pot got in charge of Cambodia and killed about two million of Cambodia's population. That is about twenty-one percent of Cambodia's people. Half to one million died from starvation and disease. About half a million was slaughtered. Some interesting facts about the genocide is every human was in slave labor. Urban areas of Cambodia were evacuated from their homes and moved to ural areas. Pol Pot forced thousands into labor and they were denied food and medical supply. Mass killings of intellectuals and anyone in the professional field was slaughtered. This was one of the biggest genocides ever known. An interesting fact is Cambodia is home to the single largest religious structure and they were still forced to give up their religion during this genocide. Millions of lives were lost because people didn't have the power to stop it.

10 comments:

  1. wow... it is so sad reading about this.

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  2. I'm sorry but your spelling and grammar is very disappointing. I came to this website hoping to gain useful information about the Cambodian Genocide however your lack of proper English has completely astounded me. How can you hope to convey information with such poor language skills?

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    4. Danielle Rachel:
      Your expectations show what a lack of understanding you have of the extent of destruction of Khmer culture. All schools were destroyed. All teachers murdered. A lost generation deprived of any education. How old is the author? Do you know? How long did she study English and at what age? Or was she born in the US, raised in poverty by illiterate non-English speaking refugees? Too many people in the world don't know or don't care about what happened there. I am proud of Kirsten for writing something. Her imperfect Englisht is part of the story.

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    7. Your expectations show what a lack of understanding you have of the extent of destruction of Khmer culture. All schools were destroyed. All teachers murdered. A lost generation deprived of any education. How old is the author? Do you know? How long did she study English and at what age? Or was she born in the US, raised in poverty by illiterate non-English speaking refugees? Too many people in the world don't know or don't care about what happened there. I am proud of the author for writing something.

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