Publication Date

1-1-2008

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Engel, Craig A.

Degree Name

B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

Department

Department of Military Science

Abstract

This essay is a study on totalitarianism and genocide through the lens of historical manipulation and cultural behavior unique to Cambodia (later called Democratic Kampuchea under the Khmer Rouge). The purpose is to describe the cause and effect that colonial machinations and native social behaviors had on the development and perpetuation of the Khmer Rouge. The study is limited by time and research capabilities, as I do not yet speak, read, or write Khmer or Vietnamese. Because the topic spans over two-hundred years, the research focuses on the two endpoints of colonialism and totalitarianism and neglects the time continuum in-between. It is a comparative project that weighs heavily on behavioral research as pulled from historical and anthropological studies on the area and people. The work is significant in that it attempts to bridge the gap between colonialism and Khmer Rouge by linking the events through cause and effect.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

23 unnumbered pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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