This is a 14 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on Genocide in the 20th Century - Pol Pot in Cambodia. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
An attempt by Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot to form a Communist peasant farming society resulted in the deaths of 25% of the country's population from starvation, overwork and executions.
By 1962, Pol Pot had become leader of the Cambodian Communist Party and was forced to flee into the jungle to escape the wrath of Prince Norodom Sihanouk, leader of Cambodia. In the jungle, Pol Pot formed an armed resistance movement that became known as the Khmer Rouge (Red Cambodians) and waged a guerrilla war against Sihanouk's government.
In 1970, Prince Sihanouk was ousted by a U.S.-backed right-wing military coup. An embittered Sihanouk retaliated by joining with Pol Pot, his former enemy, in opposing Cambodia's new military government. Pol Pot took over and foreigners were expelled, embassies closed, and foreign economic or medical assistance was refused. The use of foreign languages was banned. Newspapers and television stations were shut down, radios and bicycles confiscated, and mail and telephone usage curtailed. Money was forbidden. All businesses were shuttered, religion banned, education halted, health care eliminated, and parental authority revoked. Cambodia was sealed off from the outside world.
All of Cambodia's cities were then forcibly evacuated. At Phnom Penh, two million inhabitants were evacuated on foot into the countryside at gunpoint. As many as 20,000 died along the way. During Pol Pot's rule from 1975-1979, he was responsible for the deaths of over 2,000,000 people.
NOTE: ALTHOUGH I HAVE TRIED TO BE SENSITIVE IN THE SELECTION OF PICTURES FOR THE PRESENTATION, DUE TO THE GRAPHIC NATURE OF THE SUBJECT MATERIAL SOME STUDENTS MAY FIND CERTAIN PICTURES TROUBLESOME. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SUBSTITUTE OR ELIMINATE AS REQUIRED.
The presentation covers the following:
U. S. Involvement
U. S. Withdraws
Mao Zedong's Influence
Cambodia Sealed Off
Pol Pot Deposed
Pol Pot Dies
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