How fine is the line between savagery and civilization ?

Nebuchadnezzar

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More Cambodians were slaughtered in saturation bombing by the Yankees before the Khmer Rouge took power which incredibly brutalized an already dysfunctional society. Also the actual State of Democratic Kampuchea was very diffuse, and most people including those with a lot of local power didnt even know who Pol Pot was into the second or even third year of the regime. The horrific excesses that did come about came out of the poor peasants desiring to have revenge on the city dwellers who they had traditionally seen as oppressive parasites bleeding the country rather than anything centralized. If anything the lesson from Democratic Kampuchea is not often a strong centralized State is required to stop horrors from occurring. This is probably the most balanced account of the whole mess that I have found;

What Went Wrong with the Pol Pot Regime
The American area bombing was on forested areas .....they did not bomb urban areas. How many died from these attacks? Give us your rough estimation.
 


General Urko

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If you take WW2 as the war for civilization it was ironic that one of the winners - The Soviet Union was led by a psycho, Stallin, responsible for far more mass murders than Hitler!
 

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2 days of snow in March, And knackers in Dublin tear down their own lidl(or aldi).
The really annoying thing is they do this but would never dream of laying a glove on the people responsible for landing them in whatever shyte they use to justify acting like animals!
 

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Look at how the current fg government treat the sick and unpropertied. Pure savagery. The best way to tackle savagery is to ensure a society is not too unequal.
 

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