Thursday, June 7, 2007

Why these people were tortured and killed

The people in Cambodia were tortured and killed by Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge. Pol Pot forced all city dwellers into labor camps in the countryside. In total, about 2 million people were killed. The Khmer Rouge banned all institutions including stores, banks, schools, hospitals, religions, and family. Everyone was forced to work between 12-14 hours a day. They made children worked in mobile groups or as soldiers. People were fed once a day. This meal consisted of one bowl of watery soup and a few grains of rice. The Khmer Rouge tortured and killed people because they didnt like them, they didnt work hard enough, they werent educatued, or they showed sympathy when their families were killed. This tactic of dictation was based mainly on fear and intimidation.

Connor, Sam, Dave, Austin

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