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From: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: REPLY: Khmer Genocide (was Re: WWII and the Holocaust Teaching in Middle School (2) Date: March 3, 2010 2:15:36 AM EST To: H-NET Military History Discussion List <H-WAR@H-NET.MSU.EDU> Reply-To: email@example.com Commander Kuehn's command about the Khmer Genocide is interesting. I was under the impression that Pol Pot's rise to power had more to do with Vietnam's desire to resist the expulsion of its forces from Cambodia at the behest of the US Government and predated either the US led invasion or the US's bombing of Cambodia. While both seemed to help radicalise the peasants of Cambodia and hence helped the KR gain greater support than perhaps it might have, neither was necessarily directly responsible for KR's genocide. That appears to have been hatched in Pol Pot's mind all by itself. cheers Brian Ross Original Message: From: Kuehn, John Dr CIV USA TRADOC Subject: RE: REPLY: WWII and the Holocaust Teaching in Middle School (UNCLASSIFIED) Date: March 1, 2010 11:09:48 AM EST To: H-NET Military History Discussion List 1st Reply A report from the field. My 17 year old went to one of these High School Knowledge Bowl events where they compete with other student teams from our district in North Kansas City. We talked about the questions and it turns out that an entire are of the competition addressed Genocide (about 20 percent). They covered the WWII Holocaust (most questions), Stalin Holocausts (mostly the Ukrainian population), Khmer Rouge in Kampuchea (where evidently the right answer implied that the Vietnam invasion caused the genocide?) And they also had a questions on Armenia and Guatemala. Just a report from the field. My son has a pretty good memory. Vr, John John T. Kuehn, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Military History Curriculum Developer Department of Military History U.S. Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth, KS "Present preparedness must not be sacrificed to an illusory future readiness. National emergencies cannot be foreseen and must be met by existing forces." The General Board of the Navy, January 1933 Links: ------  mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org  mailto:H-WAR@H-NET.MSU.EDU ----- For subscription help, go to: http://www.h-net.org/lists/help/ To change your subscription settings, go to http://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=h-war -----