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The Declaration Of Human Rights

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A human right is a right that is believed to justifiably belong to every person. A violation of these rights can result in punishment for your violation from the United Nations. After their Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, a premise was now set about what was considered a violation of human rights, and anyone could be tried in official court. This document was created after the atrocities involving World War II and the Holocaust, in an attempt to stop events like genocide and ethnic cleansing, as well as war crimes, from happening in the future. However, this document proved ineffective in relation to the events in Cambodia between 1975 and 1979. During this time, around 25 percent of the total population of Cambodia was killed by the Khmer Rouge to complete their societal goal of an “agrarian paradise.” The world’s reaction to the Cambodian genocide and the Holocaust were strangely different. After the Holocaust, the Nuremberg trials were created in order to try Nazi leaders for their war crimes, and most of the influential leaders and doctors were executed. However, barely anyone in the Khmer Rouge regime has been put on trial, let alone sentenced to death. After Germany lost the war in World War I, the Weimar Republic signed the Treaty of Versailles. This treaty essentially blamed Germany for the war, and made them pay massive war reparations. It also greatly limited Germany’s military and made them give up a substantial amount of land. As the German people
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