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A question about Cambodia. Rafael's Mommy ♥ Texas 764 posts
18th Apr '13

I'm not an expert on this by any means but I read a couple books about Cambodia...the Khmer were the group that forced everyone to go to camps and killed thousands of people, right? They were the bad guys?



Because I recently met a bunch of Cambodians that always come to the club I strip at, and they're always saying stuff like "Khmer pride" and they recently celebrated the Khmer new years, I think. But...the Khmer were bad people right? I'm so confused. Why would they be celebrating a group of people that were murderers and forced children to be soldiers? I thought it would be rude to ask them directly, lol.

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
18th Apr '13

Well, that's creepy. Maybe they areroud they are a tough group and don't see what they did as wrong?

Sarah ♥ K&K 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Oceanside, CA, United States 112711 posts
18th Apr '13

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khmer_people




They're actually very peaceful. And one of the oldest "groups"

Rafael's Mommy ♥ Texas 764 posts
18th Apr '13
Quoting ⚓ Sarah ⚓:" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khmer_people They're actually very peaceful. And one of the oldest "groups""


Oh! So they're just the people of Cambodia? I thought that was the name for the specific evil political group. That makes more sense.

Sarah ♥ K&K 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Oceanside, CA, United States 112711 posts
18th Apr '13
Quoting Rafael's Mommy ♥:" Oh! So they're just the people of Cambodia? I thought that was the name for the specific evil political group. That makes more sense."


Yep :) I think that link said something like 90% of the people in Cambodia are Khmer.

The Master 2 kids; Perth, Australia 19989 posts
18th Apr '13

The bad guys were the khumer rouge ... or red cambodians ... the Cambodian version of the Viet Kong.

Derp TTC since Jan 2014; 1 child; Camp Lejeune, NC, United States 11449 posts
19th Apr '13

You're thinking the Khmer Rouge.



I went to Cambodia many years ago. It's still an absolute mess but the people are lovely and the country itself is beautiful.

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26 (boy); 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
19th Apr '13

It's the Khmer Rouge who were the bad guys.



Just out of curiosity, is that war part of the curriculum in school in America? We learn it in high school, but we don't learn any history about America at all.

Rafael's Mommy ♥ Texas 764 posts
19th Apr '13
Quoting Onalee's Mummy:" It's the Khmer Rouge who were the bad guys. Just out of curiosity, is that war part of the curriculum ... [snip!] ... part of the curriculum in school in America? We learn it in high school, but we don't learn any history about America at all."


I don't think so. Maybe in world history, but I only took American History and Western Civilization.

Derp TTC since Jan 2014; 1 child; Camp Lejeune, NC, United States 11449 posts
20th Apr '13
Quoting Onalee's Mummy:" It's the Khmer Rouge who were the bad guys. Just out of curiosity, is that war part of the curriculum ... [snip!] ... part of the curriculum in school in America? We learn it in high school, but we don't learn any history about America at all."

We learned about it but I also went to a private school with an extra packed curriculum.