Warm-up. Copy the definitions: Communism—An economic and political system in which the government owns or controls almost all the means of production. Capitalism—An economic system in which businesses, industries, and resources are privately owned. Warm-up.
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1969- The United States begins bombing Cambodia
1970- Cambodian King Sihanouk, takes refuge in China when he is deposed as the country’s leader.
1975- Khmer Rouge occupies Cambodia, led by Pol Pot. Cambodia is renamed Kampuchea
1979- Vietnam forces invade Cambodia and overthrow Pol Pot regime.
1989- Vietnamese forces withdraw
Those people who survived but were not well enough to work often vanished: after being taken away to a distant field or forest, they would be forced to dig their own graves before Khmer Rouge soldiers would bludgeon them on the back of the head with a shovel or hoe. It didn't matter whether the blow killed them or not; either way the victims were buried on the spot and left to die a suffocating death.
Agriculture is made difficult by the presence of six million land mines scattered throughout the countryside. These painful reminders of Cambodia’s past still injure or kill up to 90 people a month. More than 35,000 Cambodians are amputees as a result of land mine injuries.
Some people are simply unaware of their country’s history, and some are simply in denial.