Cambodian Genocide It all started with a lie. One simple little killed almost two million people. Khmer Rouge soldiers told Cambodian citizens to evacuate their house at once and to flee to the countryside. The Khmer Rouge soldiers told the citizens that American B-52 fighter planes were coming to bomb them. The citizens of course listened and when some turned around to retrieve something they forgot or refused to go they were shot.
The were killed in their homes, in the streets, and as familes. All the other foreign countries like the United States did shameful acts like ignoring what was going on in Rwanda. Even Hutu people themselves were killed because they didn’t support the killing campgin. According to the article "Genocide In Rwanda", the civil war only ended when a Tutsi-dominated group, the RPF(Rwanda Patrirotic Front), defeated the Hutu extremist and Paul Kagame took control as president. There are many comparisions between the Jewish and Rwanda genocides.
The groups started to rebel against the government and that’s when all hell broke loose. 20,000 soldiers in the Janjaweed army raped women and children and slaughtered hundreds of thousands of Darfur's population. The government soldiers destroyed all crops, cut down fruit trees, poisoned water supplies, and slaughtered all cattle. The people had been pushed into the desert or into camps in nearby Chad. This was not genocide for the sake of ethnic cleansing, but one in which huge numbers of people were slaughtered in hopes that those who survived would stand a better chance under conditions.
Calley ordered everyone to be executed. It took 3 days to bury the bodies. It only came to light when an American soldier Paul Meadlo admitted killing 10-15 women and children at My Lai. It led to an investigation which destroyed the American militaries reputation. Student activism had started to develop in the 1950s.
The Khmer rouge eradicated the educated class and killed between 1.5 to 2 million civilians. · Their success was short lived and they were removed from power in 1979 · Conclusion (250 words) · The Khmer Rouge aimed to create an egalitarian society with a single, equal working class, and were successful during their 4 year rule of Cambodia. The Khmer rouge was successful in their goal, having eradicated the educated class, but were removed from power in 1979 · The leaders of the Khmer Rouge are currently undergoing trials for war crimes, and future researches could gain much insight on this group by studying the trials. Annotated Reference List Cambodia - the Killing Fields. (n.d.).
Cambodian Genocide The Cambodian Genocide started in nineteen seventy five and it lasted until nineteen seventy nine. It Involved the Khmer Rouge and was led by Pot Pols. During the year nineteen seventy the population lost slightly less than four million people from seven million one hundred thousand people to war, rebellion, man-made famine, genocide, politicide, and mass murder. Almost three million three hundred thousand men, women, and children were murdered within the years of nineteen seventy to nineteen eight by successive governments and Guerrilla groups, most of these killings, a likely two million four hundred thousand were murdered by communist. Khmer Rouge were fanatical communists who wanted to establish the most advanced
Robert Kett and his brother William were given special punishment. In December William was hanged from the steeple of Wymondham Abbey and Robert was hanged from the walls of Norwich Castle. His body remained there for months as a warning, until the smell got too bad and it was removed. The rebellion had convinced many that the government would never help them
U.S. forces had fifty four killed and 425 wounded in the initial invasion in November. By December 23, when the operation was officially concluded, the casualty number had risen to 95 killed and 560 wounded. Estimates of insurgent casualties are complicated by lack of official figures. Most estimates places the number of insurgents killed around 1,200 to 1,500 with some estimations as high as over 2,000 killed. Fallujah once known as the City of Mosques, had 60 of it’s over 200 mosques destroyed.
Leo J. Ryan and four others were killed immediately, some of the Ryan party escaped into the jungle. Eluding justice is never a good idea. And after the fiasco at the airstrip James Jones anticipated the end of his ministry and ordered the “state of emergency” he had long preached about. The mass suicide that had been rehearsed many times in Jonestown as part of worship was now becoming a reality. “How very much I've tried my best to give you a good life.
On the morning of March 16,1968 during the Vietnam War , a atrocity and violence against the village of My Lai in South Vietnam occurred .US Army troops were send to destroy everything in the village . Approximately from the 700 inhabitants , 504 innocent and non-combatants women , infants , elderly and young children Vietnamese were killed in three hours and by the Americans machine gun and weapons . Many were also Sexually assaulted , tortured, or mutilated in on of the most horrifying atrocities of the entire bloody conflict . Before the My Lai Massacre , the US Army and the Charlies Company , had suffered many attacks via booby-trap or land mine, resulting numerous injuries and many deaths . Many soldiers who were in the My Lai village