Cambodia's Corrupt and Tragic Reign of Khmer Rouges Essays

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39 years ago, Cambodia was misfortunate with creating one the saddest tragedies of the 20th century. It started off with the fall of the Khmer Republic, when the communist Khmer Rouges took over the country that led to the slaughtering of over 2 million people. After four dark years, what’s left was a civil war torn country that was left unstable throughout the 90’s with a corrupted Prime Minister name Hun Sen. Sen, a former Khmer Rouge led Cambodia as Prime Minister; Second to the King. On July 28th, 2013, it was the day of the elections where everything was set to change. The citizens that represented Cambodia went to the polls and voted. For some people, it was their first time voting and for all, it was a vote as if their lives…show more content…
39 years ago, Cambodia was misfortunate with creating one the saddest tragedies of the 20th century. It started off with the fall of the Khmer Republic, when the communist Khmer Rouges took over the country that led to the slaughtering of over 2 million people. After four dark years, what’s left was a civil war torn country that was left unstable throughout the 90’s with a corrupted Prime Minister name Hun Sen. Sen, a former Khmer Rouge led Cambodia as Prime Minister; Second to the King. On July 28th, 2013, it was the day of the elections where everything was set to change. The citizens that represented Cambodia went to the polls and voted. For some people, it was their first time voting and for all, it was a vote as if their lives depended on it. Although the light that shined upon Cambodia ignited, it was then counted that Hun Sen still won and extended his 28 year reign. The results of the so called, “election” led to a revolt among the people of Cambodia who in contrary destroyed everything representing the Prime Minister; which led to the decrement of Marshall Law. The real results proved to have been a victory by the opposing leader Sam Rainsy, who won by a landslide regarding to the irregular votes created by Sen. What has been an inexplicable story proves to be heart wrenching and are the reasons why Hun Sen should be tried by the United Nations. Starting around 1985, Hun Sen had tried to seize the power of being Prime Minister to himself. It was until

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