This website was developed to cover the latest news related to the Khmer Rouge Trial. This trial was a groundbreaking international event where parties gathered to seek justice for war crimes in Cambodia that were committed between 1975 and 1979. Today, we use this website to educated visitors about the Khmer Rouge Trial and also to cover important social and political news related to Cambodia. It is our goal to spread awareness so that the horrors of the 1970’s will never be repeated in our beautiful homeland.
Whether you are a student writing a paper about the Khmer Rouge Trial or you are simply interested in learning more about life in Cambodia before you take a trip to see it in person, we welcome you. Check out our articles to read about the latest Cambodia news and to get a quick glimpse at the history of our war-torn country.
The saga continues for me and my family when it comes to adding new member to our household. We thought at first that it would be super easy to get pregnant considering we have done it four times before. I really thought that after the fourth child I would be done having kids. Our lives were crazy and who would want to add to the chaos with one more child. But many conversations later, my husband and I decided that we would try. When it didn’t happen, we knew we wanted to adopt.
We first thought domestic adoption would be a great fit, but after some research, decided it wasn’t for us. So then we looked further into international adoption. Many countries were not what we were looking for, but there was one that seemed to be the best for our situation. We wanted to bring home a child from Cambodia. There are many children there who need families and I knew that I would love that special child with all of my heart. The process has been very long and difficult, but we are finally nearing the finish line.
Yesterday we got a call that our paperwork has all been completed and accepted and we are ready go get our precious little girl and bring her home. I could not be more excited if I tried. My kids cannot wait to meet their new little sister and love on her as much as they can. Her room is already and all it needs is a little one to make it complete. I cannot stress enough how much adoption has touched our lives and I hope that everyone is able to feel this feeling no matter how a child comes into their family.
Billions of dollars have been spent in the effort of trying to learn how to become a better leader and a more outspoken leader. For whatever reason people have this innate desire to lead other people. I think it has something to do with a large ego and a desire to be considered important. Are you interested in becoming a leader? Does the prospect of living in the annals of time and history sound amazing to you? The reality is that we make this decision much harder than it really is. Becoming a world leader, or even the leader of a small country, is not as hard as many would have you believe. Lets just examine a few examples of how this is accomplished. There are many examples of good and bad leaders, but the reality is that most leaders have not turned out to be all that good.
Some would argue that you need experience to be a welcomed leader. Not true. Barack Obama dispelled that notion by winning the presidential election of 2008. Some would argue that you need to be a smooth talker but people like Joseph Stalin or even Benito Mussolini dispelled that. Another common misconception is that you need to have the support of your country. Pol Pot is the best example of a leader gaining control despite being hated by his people. Pol Pot was a murderer and a thug. His crimes and those of his cronies, led to the Khmer Rouge Trial. Have you read about this in history class? Probably not. It is worth examining further.
Last summer I was given the chance to travel across the world to visit the land of my ancestors. I was not sure if I wanted to make the trip but after a few months of thinking it through, I decided to make the trip. The trip was planned and put together by the college I was attending and there were several students that were planning on making the trip. We were headed for Cambodia and I was not sure what I would find once we got there. Cambodia was the home of my grandparents and I have always heard stories about the homeland but I have never been there. The main reason for not wanting to go was due to the awful history that my parents and their parents are always sharing with me. My parents left there during the reign of Pol Pot. Leaving in the summer of 1976, my parents were able to miss the mass murder and they were able to set up a new life here in the United States. Here is what I learned.
Pol Pot was a communist leader that had ties to the communist in Vietnam as well as in China. He was a fiery leader and he took the country by storm. He tried on several occasions to take over the agriculture of the country, but he only managed to secure a famine instead of widespread prosperity like he promised. He was also a mass murderer. Killing millions of people, his leaders were soon overthrown and placed on trial in what is known as the Khmer Rouge Trial. You might be interested in studying that a bit further.
If you are interested in learning a portion of history that largely goes unnoticed and forgotten, then you need to study the history of the people of Cambodia. Cambodia is not often talked about and the plight of the people there is often misunderstood and neglected completely. The atrocities that these people have had to endure would make the most violent outburst of your life seem laughable. What started out as a new regime of government quickly turned into a government that was determined to murder and maim anyone that they did not like. The leader during the time of the communist takeover was known as Pol Pot. Pol Pot was a communist sympathizer who wanted to set up a utopian society in the country of Cambodia. During his reign of terror he was responsible for causing a severe famine that nearly killed every person in the country. The conditions were so poor and the food was so scarce that many people were forced into cannibalism.
Perhaps the worst aspect of the reign of Pol Pot was the mass murder. Any political dissidents were killed. All ethnicities that were different than Pol Pot were killed. Pol Pot was famous for setting up killing fields that would literally hold hundreds of thousands of dead bodies. Once Pol Pot was removed from power he and his cronies were either killed or put on trial. A new type of tribunal was instituted for the trial of these people. Known as the Khmer Rouge Trial, this trial was only for the most senior leaders of the Khmer Rouge. It would behoove you to read further and gain a better understanding.
The world is full of a unique history that paints a somewhat unflattering picture. It would appear that from time to time the world is a peaceful place, but all too often the peace is pushed aside and the cries of war begin to unfold before our eyes. No matter the time frame and no matter the location, there is always a group of people that are looking to steal, kill, destroy, plunder, or abuse other groups of people. Some have asked the question of why this is the case and others have simply asked how this can be avoided in the future. The reality is that these acts of mass violence are always going to be around because we are a people that are not satisfied with the status quo. For whatever reason there is always a desire to be bigger or better than the next person. This leads to inflated ego and a false sense of security and ability. Such was the case of Pol Pot.
Pol Pot was the communist leader in Cambodia. He had many different generals and military men that acted as advisors and leaders during his reign. From 1975 until 1979, Pol Pot is credited with killing over 3 million of his on countrymen. The real reasoning behind this mass murder is not completely understood. What is known is that he wanted to cleanse the population of what he considered lower class citizens. Because of his acts of tyranny and violence, the people revolted and the leaders were removed. In an effort to make them pay for their crimes the Khmer Rouge Trials were set in place.
Over the years there have been several dictators that have attempted to rule completely, and set in place an agenda that would oversee the mass killing of millions of people. We have seen this play out in the life of Adolf Hitler, Mao Zedong, and even Pol Pot. For me, there has never been a great deal of information that would instruct me on the history of Pol Pot or the Cambodia revolution. However, I recently had the opportunity to travel to the country of Cambodia. While the country is a very poor country, it is also a very culturally rich country. The people in this land are full of wisdom and they are also full of horror stories that relate to the mass killings that were led by Pol Pot and his gang of leaders.
The Khmer Rogue was the name given to the leaders of the communist party led by Pol Pot. In Cambodia these men led from 1975 until 1979. During that time they were involved in the mass killings of millions of people. In an effort to cleanse the population and remove unwanted nationalities, this group of madmen was responsible for some of the most atrocious acts of violence the world has ever seen. The Khmer Rouge Trial was a court system that was put into place to handle the high-ranking officials that were involved, in some capacity, with the mass murder and mayhem that they spread. It is worth reading further to unearth some of the terrifying details of this very quiet killing spree. Only the facts being given the light of day can help stop this from happening again.