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Pol Pot Essay

970 words - 4 pages

Ever since man grouped together, there have been those who ruled unjustly. Pol Pot is one of these men, and Napoleon, while not a man, is yet another. We will compare these 2 in terms of atrocities and how they came to be… We will compare these 2 “creatures” by looking at their rise to power, laws and policies, and also by their cruelties and atrocities.
In order to rule unjustly, you must first come to rule. Napoleon had first taken power when he kicked out snowball and replaced Sunday meetings with a committee of the pigs that he hath controlled, whom made decisions in private (pg. 38 Animal Farm,1997). This had allowed Napoleon to dictate what the main workforce focused on, and also allowed Napoleon to take credit for the windmill. Napoleon has also began to change the seven commandments in small ways for personal benefit. This allowed Napoleon and the other pigs to drink and work in partnership with human farmers and other farms, as well as other things that Napoleon and Squealer originally declared illegal. Pol Pot, however, came to rule by creating a new party, known as the Workers’ Party of Kampuchea (WPK) (pg. 2, Encyclopedia of World Biography, 1998). Pol Pot used the WPK, later known as the CPK (Communist Party of Kampuchea) to wage war against Hanoi and Lon Nol for military in Cambodia. Another way that Pol Pot gained power, was through a new democratic Kampuchean government, therefore placing himself on top (pg. 3, Encyclopedia of World Biography, 1998). This, however, allowed him to root out his enemies in his own ranks in an effort to maintain power. As you can see, Pol Pot attained power similarly to how
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Napoleon attained power which was through killing “animals” or in Pol Pot’s case, by killing people. Pol Pot also resembled Napoleon because both of them craved blood. Pol Pot’s power was very similar to Napoleon’s because in order for them to achieve power they had to get rid of all competition so they couldn’t be surpassed. Why did they kill a bunch of noncombatants? Because they wanted to achieve total control of all people in order to achieve mass domination. As you can see, Pol Pot resembled Napoleon so that in power all people obey you and do whatever you say and nothing else.
Now that everything else is covered, it’s time to move on to the comparisons of cruelties and atrocities of Pol Pot and Napoleon. First, for Pol Pot, we are going to talk about the Cambodian Genocide. The Cambodian Genocide was something that Pol Pot had done that got rid of more 1 million of his own people by several methods. Some of these crude methods are but not limited to: 1) Starvation; 2) Execution; 3) Disease; and also 4) Overwork (History.com Pol Pot). In 1934 Pol Pot moved to Phnom...

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