Communist genocides

Chapter 6 called the communist genocides by Norman naimark talks about the certain communist genocides committed by supposed communist regimes during the late 19th century. The first one talked about was the cambodian genocide between 1975 to 1979 when nearly 1.7 million cambodians died from prison camps, sarvation disease and the exposure from the khmer rouge police. Another one mentioned was the Great Leap Forward where an estimated 30 and 47 million people were murdered by the regime of Mao Zedong. The chapter, however, mostly discusses about the massacre by the kulaks by the soviet union where the policy of collectivization was enacted. The policy failed and stalin decided to blame the kulaks., where he drove them to sarvation and then moved them which resulted in the deaths of millions of kulaks. Another one talked about was how Mao forced China to endure huge industrial change where he forced peasants into huge communes. Mao also planned huge infrastructure projects where millions of workers were moved from there farms. The land became infertile due to the wasted seeds and inefficient soviet plan of agriculture.The last one talked about thoroughly was the Pol pot massacre. The Communist party of Kampuchea under its leader Pol Pot adopted the principles of the communist party of China about the Great Leap Forward where support was gathering after the constant US bombings. The question is if the US didn’t get involved in the Vietnam war which led to the eventual massacre by the Khmer Rouge, how many tragedies would have been avoided or was this inevident that it was going to happen? The Khmer rouge pushed out the two million inhabitants from the city of Phnom Penh and sent them to the rural areas where they actually sent them to labor camps.

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