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International Herald Tribune

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Cambodia has not forgotten the Khmer Rouge survivors and therefore they are holding trials againts the Khmer Rouge that are still alive and that have committed atrocities againts their own people.  It has been 20 to 30 years since the war so everyone in Cambodia is getting emotional over it again due to the terrible memories.

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The New York Times

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This is a perfect example of how the Khmer Rouge would terrorize families.  They would either kill the parents and take the children as slaves, or the Khmer Rouge would kill evryone in the family at the same time as a whole.  This was common because in communistic Cambodia, the law was the soldiers of the Khmer Rouge.

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The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine (2003)

S-21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine (French: S-21, la machine de mort Khmère rouge) is a 2003 documentary film directed by Rithy Panh. Rithy, himself a sur...
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This is a deep and haunting documentary that shows actual footage of the innocent people, the witnesses, and the Khmer Rouge.  This documentary displays how life truly was under genocide and communism.  Life in Cambodia has gotten a lot better but the poor people of Cambodia are revisiting past horrors with the war crime trials againts the Khmer Rouge.

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International Herald Tribune

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In 2008, trials started in Cambodia for war crimes againts the Khmer Rouge. The Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot had died in 1998, so now it was time for the rest of the remaining Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. Most of them are very old or already dead, so Cambodia is having a flashback to these horrific events as trials continue. Trials are still going on today, due to the amount of soldiers that participated in the Khmer Rouge. The court is sentencing the Khmer Rouge due to the crimes of torture, mass murder, robbery and theft, and occasionally harrasment. Due to a survey done in Berkeley by 1000 Cambodians, the trauma experienced during the war still existed. The Khmer Rouge displaced the entire country's population, evacuated the big cities, took over the government, and turning the entire country's population into a giant labor camp. Pol Pot died before he would have his trial, but his goal was to change the Cambodian society for the better. Instead, people died of starvation, murder, disease and ended up fleeing the country until the war finally ended. One Cambodian was sent to a prison for torture. The Khmer Rouge tortured him for 3 months. They electricuted him, beat him, and removed his toenails. For 85 percent of the survey completed, the trials came too late, nobody cares anymore, "dig a hole and just bury the past."

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Cambodia

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This source talks about many different topics about Cambodia. After reading through all of it, it talks mostly about history. It also explains the geography, climate, agriculture, economy, education, and even housing. There is way to much in the history section to annotate so here is the simpler version: Throughout the late 1900's, a political regime run by a man named Pol Pot called the Khmer Rouge overthrew the Cambodian government. The Khmer Rouge were all Cambodians and they were brainwashed by communist rule due to Pol Pot. Taught with hate and aggression, the Khmer Rouge were to rid the impoverished country of crime and any other leadership. But this really ment that they were going to start cleansing their own people, innocent or not. There weren't any real
rules in place, because people couldn't get tried in court, so instead they were beat aggressively or shot and killed on sight. This also happened to innocent people and families as a whole. The Khmer Rouge had kept the
nation under siege for a long time. They kept slaves and worked them until
they starved. At random times they would line up slaves next to a ditch or river and kill them all. Finally Vietnam intervened and fought the Khmer Rouge out of control. Trials for war crimes and atrocities are still in progress today.

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Worldmark Encyclopedia

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This encyclopedia has information on many different topics on Cambodia, such as education, cultural heritage, food, clothing, family life, living conditions, holidays, religion, language, and location and homeland.  Cambodian climate is very similar to that of other southern asian countries, consisting of a wet season and a dry season due to the equator.

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UNICEF Cambodia

UNICEF Cambodia | Cambodia | Scoop.it
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In Cambodia life is hard to due to the impoverished country.  Due to the fact that only there are only a couple of cities, not everyone can get access to a hospital.  UNICEF is changing this by having volunteers go out into the less populated Cambodia and help out the little children and babies that need hospital attention and care.

 

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Cambodia World Map

Cambodia World Map | Cambodia | Scoop.it
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Cambodia is a small country located in south eastern asia.  Cambodia is great for agriculture and has a lot of jungle environment due to being very close to the equator.  During the Khmer Rouge reign, thousands of people fled through the jungles, to either flee the country or to live in peace.

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Escape from Camp 14

Escape from Camp 14 | Cambodia | Scoop.it
A New York Times bestseller, the shocking story of one of the few people born in a North Korean political prison to have escaped and surv...
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This book is very similar to that of "Alive In The Killing Fields" because the main characters in both books escape communism, torture, and death by their own countries.  The stories are very similar and I highly recommend these two books to anybody that likes non-fiction and very adrenaline pumping reads.

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Alive in the Killing Fields

Alive in the Killing Fields | Cambodia | Scoop.it
Alive in the Killing Fields is the real-life memoir of Nawuth Keat, a man who survived the horrors of war-torn Cambodia. He has now broke...
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There is a boy growing up with his family in Cambodia. His nick name throughout the book is Mop. The book takes place in the 1960's during the Khmer Rouge reign. The Khmer Rouge were an extremist group that thrived with violence and communism. Mops mother, grandma, aunt, uncle, baby sister, and eventually his older brother and father get killed by the Khmer Rouge. Mop is the 4th of 8 siblings. He has two older sisters, two older brothers, two younger brothers, and a baby sister. After the genocide Mop survived, the only family left was his two older sisters, one older brother, and two younger brothers. The book starts out with Mop waking up to gunshots. The Khmer Rouge take over his village and kill most of his family. He escapes with his father to the jungle to survive. His father later gets killed by the Khmer Rouge. Mop meets up with the remaining family and finds out he only has a few siblings left. Mop and his siblings get captured and are forced to work in the killing fields for free. They end up working there for years with barely any food. Mop steals food and almost gets killed 3 times for doing so. One day Mop, his older brother, and his older sister decide to leave the country. They leave Mops other older sister behind with his two younger brothers. This was after they realized they had lost most of their family and their lives. It takes the trio several months of hiding and traveling to finally make it to Thailand. They almost get killed numerous times. The remainder of Mops family gets liberated in Cambodia by the Vietnamese army after their departure.

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