By Karl D. Jackson
One of the main devastating sessions in twentieth-century historical past used to be the rule of thumb of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge over Cambodia. From April 1975 to the start of the Vietnamese profession in overdue December 1978, the rustic underwent maybe the main violent and far-reaching of all smooth revolutions. those six essays look for what might be defined within the eventually inexplicable evils perpetrated via the Khmer Rouge. Accompanying them is a photograph essay that gives stunning visible proof of the tragedy of Cambodia's autogenocide. "The most crucial exam of the topic so far.... with out whatsoever denying the horror and brutality of the Khmers Rouges, the essays undertake a precept of indifferent research which makes their end way more major and convincing than the superficial pictures emanating from the tv or cinema screen." --Ralph Smith, the days Literary complement "A booklet that belongs at the shelf of each pupil drawn to Cambodia, revolution, or communism.... solutions to questions similar to `What impression did Khmer society have at the reign of the Khmer Rouge?' specialize in knowing, instead of simply describing." --Randall Scott Clemons, views on Political Science
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Cambodia was a victim of foreign aggression in the economic, cultural, social, and political and military fields .... Imperialism did not commit armed aggression against us, but it launched economic, cultural, social, and military aggression by taking control of everything. (1977:H10, emphasis added) In reviewing the weaknesses of Kampuchean progressive movements, Pol Pot emphasized the need for indigenous goals and methods. Interestingly, this injunction itself is an echo of the Maoist doctrine of people's war.
Such illegal trade with "Liberated Zones" received impetus from the example of "legal" trade. The Republican government, for example, encouraged rubber trade with insurgent zones in exchange for fuel and other necessities. " POPULATION CONTROL Organizing the population had three aims: to create a base for recruiting troops; to assure food production; and to supply a pool of new party members and cadre. Most information on population organization begins in 1972, when reports began to describe special groups incorporating men, women, youth, and school children.
To establish central tendencies rather than to break the elite into its constituent parts. See Kiernan and Boua 1982:227-317 for an alternative approach. 40 / KARL D. JACKSON Now that we have established that we need a line, what kind of a line is it? A line copied from other people will do no good. This line should be based on the principles of independence, initiative, self-determination, and self-reliance, which means that we must rely primarily on our own people, our own army, our own revolution and on the actual revolutionary movement of the masses in our own country.
Cambodia, 1975-1978 : rendezvous with death by Karl D. Jackson