Wednesday, May 12, 2010
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.