Torture is illegal is the majority of the world and immoral to most cultures. Torture is unethical and it should be illegal. The act of torture is cruel and inhumane. The United Nations outlawed torture for this reason (Dieringer). Some of the smartest individuals and the leaders of most countries decided torture was inhumane and should be outlawed.
In 1955, Sihanouk resigned from power, and never again returned to the throne. Although he never regained full control of Cambodia, Sihanouk made some important decisions for Cambodia as chief of state. One of these important decisions was that Cambodia would not join any side in the Vietnam War. This choice did not mean that Cambodia wouldn’t be directly affected by the war. North Vietnamese soldiers intruded Cambodia and used the country as their refuge.
And after gaining the capital, Pol Pot declared “Year Zero.” Pol Pot created the Cambodia Genocide, to help create his new society. The people that were targeted were: members of the former government, Buddhist monks, Muslims, educated people including university students and teachers, people in contact with Westerners or Vietnamese. The Khmer Rouge started out with rejecting higher education, and was purging those who were. And by
The Vietnamese troops made their way into Cambodia and captured Phnom Penh, and Cambodia now lays under the newly established Vietnamese regime. The economy started to fall under Pol Pot and according to World Without Genocide, “...all professionals, engineers, technicians and planners who could potentially reorganize Cambodia had been killed in the genocide “ (1). The Khmer Rouge influence began to decrease and in addition to who could’ve potentially reorganized Cambodia, the World Without Genocide claims that, “In 1997, Pol Pot himself was arrested by Khmer Rouge members; a ‘mock’ trial was staged and Pol Pot was found guilty” (1). He then died of natural causes in 1998. This genocide teaches students that back then, life wasn’t as easy as it seemed and there are evil people in the world despite how they may look on the outside.
…the Khmer Rouge soldiers had even set fire to our houses and rice barns, so that the invading Vietnamese soldiers wouldn’t be able to claim them. Pg 5 Over and over again we had been told by the Khmer Rouge soldiers that Cambodia was one big family, and that the Communist Party was our parent. And yet, in trying to create a new “family,” the Communists destroyed my own family, ripping apart parent from child, brother from sister, husband from wife. It made no sense to me, since I could not understand how these shrill young soldiers could be my parents, but I did not dare ask. Three years passed like one long nightmare, the kind where you are gripped by such a cold dread that you are unable to wake up from it.
Like the genocides of the past century, it will be notorious principally for its cost in human life" (Perl 25). The people in Darfur aren't that different from people like us. We have the same body functions/needs, they have faith in a higher diety like we do, etc. But most importantly, something that people seem to forget, they're people just like everyone else in the world. The Darfurians, targeted and attacked by their own neglectful government, entire villages burned and obliterated, men savagely murdered, women visciously raped, and children, unmercifully and sadly, meeting their forced ends as well.
The local forces attacked the Presidential Palace, the National Radio Station, the U.S. embassy and other principal targets. When the Communist’s high command realized that the military objectives were not being met, they halted further attacks. Sporadic fighting continued in Saigon until March 8. Some sections of the city were left badly damaged by the combat and U.S. retaliatory air and artillery strikes. The Chinese district of Cholon suffered with hundreds of civilians killed in the American counter attacks.” (First Battle) “On March 16, 1968, U.S. Army forces conducted a mass murder of hundreds of unarmed citizens in South Vietnam.
They believe this was a right that they were given by our Four Fathers, which is clearly not true. Yes, they have the freedom of speech but when should the freedom be taken away? What about the rights of the innocent victims and their families? Hate crimes, because of their nature will always lead to violence and this is not a freedom that people should have. In my opinion, the penalties for hate crimes should continue to be more severe than that of a regular crime because so many innocent people are injured and even killed simply because they are different.
He wasted a lot of manpower and resources. He suppressed many scholars who were no of his liking. Consequently, many scholars involved were killed in Xian Yan and Qin Shi Huang took drastic measures to quell rebellions. He tried to wipe out his heresy by burning classic literature except books on medicine, divination and agriculture. He ordered many scholars to be buried alive because they secretly kept books that weren’t allowed to be viewed.
Present Day Cambodia Cambodia, a country located in southern Asia, has a very devastating history. Genocide had occurred under the control of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge. From the year 1975 to 1979, an appalling amount of innocent people lost their lives based on their religion and ethnicity. Today, Cambodia struggles to recover from the traumatizing event that affected every person living there. As the country continues to grow, conditions have started to improve in many areas.