Thursday, June 7, 2007
The people involved in the Cambodian killing fields are the Khmer Rouge, Pol Pot, and the Cambodian ciltizens. Khmer Rouge stands for "Red Republic", and it was the ruling goverment of the Cambodian nation. Most people remember the Khmer Rouge as a goverment that killed 1.5 million people. They forced people to join their army, and killed millons by starvation, and torture. The leader of this goverment was Pol Pot, who is regarded as one of the worst mass- murders he is considered to be the Cambodian Hitler. The victims of the mass murder was the Cambodian society. The estimate is that 1/3 of the Cambodian citizens were killed, and the reason for this is that their prime minister thought that they were all traitors. Pol Pot wanted to break up familes, schools, and other daily functions. Pol Pot also enacted a policy of relocating people to the countryside to "purify" the Cambodian society. This required 1-2 millon people to be put in mass gaves, because Pol Pot saw then as "enemies". As you see millons of poeple died in this event, because of one leader and his goverment.