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Genocide in Cambodia Ellen J. Kennedy, Ph.D.
Causes of Genocide Socioeconomic or political upheaval -Decolonization -Civil war -International conflict -Economic collapse -Political strife Alexander Laban Hinton, Why Did They Kill?
U.S. Bombing of Cambodia U.S. soldiers survey the Cambodian town of Snuŏl after it has been almost completely flattened by U.S. bombers. Express Newspapers/Archive Photos
Symbols: Jewish Star and Rwandan Identity Card
National Bank of Cambodia Blown up in 1975
Tuol Sleng Prison
8 Stages of Genocide Classification Symbolization Dehumanization Organization Polarization Preparation Extermination Denial From Genocide Watch: The International Campaign to End Genocide, Gregory H. Stanton
How ordinary people commit extraordinary evil ethnocentrism, xenophobia, and desire for dominance cultural belief systems, moral disengagement, and rational self-interest culture of cruelty dehumanization; social death of the victims James Waller, Becoming Evil: How Ordinary People Commit Genocide and Mass Killing, 2002