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crimes of the Pol Pot regime

Dmitry Mosyakov

crimes of the Pol Pot regime

a historical sketch

by Dmitry Mosyakov

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Published by Novosti Press Agency in Moscow .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Pol Pot.

  • Edition Notes

    Translation of: Prestuplenie polpotovskogo rezhima.

    Other titlesPrestuplenie polpotovskogo rezhima.
    StatementDmitry Mosyakov.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination46p. ;
    Number of Pages46
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20869061M

    Pol Pot was never really tried for his crimes. Pol Pot has impacted Cambodia in many different ways, which can be loosely categorised into mental and physical. The physical effects of Pol Pot! |s regime are much more tangible than mental effects. He has impacted on the physical wellbeing of the Cambodian people, as well as Cambodia itself. The Khmer Rouge revolution turned Cambodia into grisly killing fields, as the Pol Pot regime murdered or starved to death a million and a half of Cambodia's eight million inhabitants. This book - the first comprehensive study of the Pol Pot regime - describes the violent origins, social context, and course of the revolution, providing a new answer to the question of why a group of Cambodian.

    He is the author of, among other books, How Pol Pot Came to Power- Colonialism, Nationalism, and Communism in Cambodia, and The Pol Pot Regime- Race, Power and Genocide in Cambodiaunder.   Pol Pot created in Cambodia one of the 20th century's most brutal and murderous regimes in history, the Khmer Rouge. He and his inner circle of revolutionaries adopted a revolutionary creed based on the two worst forms of totalitarian ideologies the world has ever seen, Maoism and Stalinism, and elements of racial superiority which echoed Nazism.

    The military leader of the Khmer Rouge, Pol Pot, became the new government’s prime minister. The Khmer Rouge’s rule over the next four years was marked by some of the worst excesses of any Marxist government in the 20th century, during which an estimated million (and possibly up to 2 million) Cambodians died and many of the country’s. From a childhood survivor of the Camdodian genocide under the regime of Pol Pot, this is a riveting narrative of war crimes and desperate actions, the unnerving strength of a .


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Crimes of the Pol Pot regime by Dmitry Mosyakov Download PDF EPUB FB2

In fact, the book suffers from what is its only clear argument: that certain groups were systematically targeted by the Pol Pot regime, thus qualifying its actions as genocidal, and thus criminal under international law.

This gives the book a predominant focus on the victims of the Khmer by:   This book—the first comprehensive study of the Pol Pot regime—describes the violent origins, social context, and course of the revolution, providing a new answer to the question of why a group of Cambodian intellectuals imposed genocide on their own country/5(9).

Drawing on more than interviews and newly available archival material, Kiernan, author of nearly a dozen studies of Cambodian history, documents the appalling extent of the Cambodian catastrophe; the significant internal resistance to the Khmer Rouge; and the racialist and totalitarian attitudes by which Pol Pot's regime justified the death, by starvation and disease as well as torture and murder Cited by: The Pol Pot Regime: Race, Power, and Genocide in Cambodia Under the Khmer, Rouge Paperback – January 1, by.

Ben Kiernan (Author) › Visit Amazon's Ben Kiernan Page. Find all the books, read about the author, and more.4/5(21). "On the nature of Pol Pot's terror, Mr. Kiernan's new book is clear. He quotes survivors about how they were uprooted from their homes, sent on marches to the countryside, imprisoned, and tortured.

Many of the survivors describe how entire families were killed. The Pol Pot Regime, a follow up to Kiernan's How Pol Pot Came to Power, begins with the DPK takeover following the fall of the Lon Nol government.

He then provides a nearly page systematic study of the Pol Pot regime. Kiernan breaks the study down into three parts. This book is written by Nen Kiernan, one the foremost experts on the Democratic Kampuchean regime of Pol Pot covering the period to It is a second book, the first covering Pol Pot's rise to power up to It is an academically written book with notes and is very dry/5(48).

What was the nature of the regime that turned Cambodia into grisly killing fields and murdered or starved to death million of the country's eight million inhabitants. In this riveting book, the first definitive account of the Khmer Rouge revolution, a world renowned authority on Cambodia shows how an ideological preoccupation with racist and totalitarian policies led a group of /5(2).

This is in contrast to the conservative interpretation that locates the crimes of the Pol Pot solely in Marxism-Leninism. Vickery's book is a useful antioote to Cold War propaganda but should be read with some caution and alongside more recent s: 5.

Khmer Rouge Cambodia is a case in point. This is what makes Henri Locard's Pol Pot's Little Red Book such a valuable contribution to the study of Cambodian history, and to the study of genocide in general. Locard examines an extensive collection of commonly repeated sayings from the Pol Pot time, and the picture they paint is chilling.

Since the s, Pol Pot had made frequent visits to the People's Republic of China, receiving political and military training—especially on the theory of Dictatorship of the proletariat—from the personnel of the CPC.

From November to Februaryhigh-ranking CPC officials such as Chen Boda and Zhang Chunqiao trained him on topics such as the communist revolution in China, class Location: Democratic Kampuchea.

Pol Pot (born Saloth Sâr; 19 May – 15 April ) was a Cambodian revolutionary and politician who governed Cambodia as the Prime Minister of Democratic Kampuchea between and Ideologically a Marxist–Leninist and a Khmer nationalist, he was a leading member of Cambodia's communist movement, the Khmer Rouge, from until and served as the General Secretary Battles/wars: Vietnam War, Cambodian Civil War.

The Pol Pot Regime: Race, Power, "The most detailed history to date of the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime This book will certainly be the benchmark against which all future research on the Khmer Rouge must be measured.

Very highly recommended." "The most comprehensive analysis of Khmer Rouge war crimes yet."— Price: $   The second book to highlight is A Cambodian Prison Portrait, written by Vann Nath, a painter by trade before the Khmer Rouge takeover in   On January 7,Vietnamese troops seize the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, toppling the brutal regime of Pol Pot and his Khmer Rouge.

The Khmer Rouge, organized by Pol Pot in the Cambodian. Skip to main content. Browse Subjects. Art and Architecture; Biography; Business; Classics; Economics; Health and Medicine. This book -- the first comprehensive study of the Pol Pot regime -- describes the violent origins, social context, and course of the revolution, providing a new answer to the question of why a group of Cambodian intellectuals imposed genocide on their own country.

Ben Kiernan draws on more than five hundred interviews with Cambodian refugees. Politics. By the time of the Khmer Rouge victory on ApPol Pot and his associates occupied the most important positions in the Communist Party of Kampuchea (CPK) and in the state hierarchies.

Pol Pot had been CPK general secretary since February His associates functioned as the party's Political Bureau, and they held a majority of the seats on the Central Committee. The Pol Pot Regime (Paperback) Race, Power, and Genocide in Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge, By Ben Kiernan.

Yale University Press,pp. The judicial process of the Khmer Rouge regime, for minor or political crimes, began with a warning from the Angkar, the government of Cambodia under the receiving more than two warnings were sent for "re-education", which meant near-certain death.

People were often encouraged to confess to Angkar their "pre-revolutionary lifestyles and crimes" (which usually included some kind.

This well researched book by a renowned historian provides the reader with an in-context look at the horrors of Pol Pot's regime and the consequences of his paranoia of "hidden enemies". Dr. Chandler's poignant use of confessions forced from unfortunate and often innocent victims paints a grizzly portrait of power without constraints.In the hands of Pol Pot, Communist dogma became a lethal weapon, supplying justification for monstrous crimes committed in the name of economic development, independence, and national sovereignty.

The Khmer Rouge may not have set out to cause the deaths of between one and two million Cambodians, but their plans for the drastic reshaping of.This book—the first comprehensive study of the Pol Pot regime—describes the violent origins, social context, and course of the revolution, providing a new answer to the question of why a group of Cambodian intellectuals imposed genocide on their own country.