Khmer Rouge's Ideology: Terrism In Cambodia

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Arnaud Vidricaire 6285138 TERM PAPER OUTLINE Submitted to Professor Joshua Kilberg For the course SCS 1150 N University of Ottawa February 13, 2012 Outline · Introduction (250 words) Background: (1) The Khmer Rouge's Ideology of one single working class was achieved, but through violence so excessive that their success was short lived; (2) Terrism is defined as the systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion (Webster) (3) Khmers Rougesis a radical communist movement that ruled Cambodia from 1975 to 1979 after winning power through a guerrilla war. An estimated 1.5 million (and possibly up to…show more content…
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.). Haivenu. Retrieved February 14, 2013, from…show more content…
The website describes how the prison was run mostly by young peasants and that almost the entirety of prisoners were tortured and executed in the killing fields. It describes that from just 80 graves, 9000 bodies were exhumed. Genocide - Cambodia. (n.d.). Peace Pledge Union. Retrieved February 14, 2013, from http://www.ppu.org.uk/genocide/g_cambodia1.html This website gives a great overview of who were the Khmer Rouge. It gives a straigthforward retelling of what actions the Khmer Rouge took after coming to power. The website describes how the Khmer Rouge forced a mass exodus from cities towards farm lands, planning to create one large federation of farms. The Khmer Rouge sistimatically killed anything having to do with the educated "imperialistic" class. The website also points out that Cambodian's weren't the only targets, and that natives of surrounding countries were also imprisoned and executed. Historical Overview of the Khmer Rouge. (n.d.). Cambodia Tribunal Monitor. Retrieved February 14, 2013, from

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