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Pol Pot: The Communist Monster Who Turned Cambodia into a Gulag

Posted By John Perazzo On January 26, 2010 @ 4:27 pm In DTN Profiles | 10 Comments

Pol Pot was the leader of the Khmer Rouge, the Communist Party that ruled Cambodia from 1976-1979. “Khmer Rouge” (or Khmer Reds) was the French rendering of the organization’s official name: the “Communist Party of Cambodia.” Inspired by what he had witnessed during a trip to Mao Zedong’s China,┬áPol Pot envisioned an agrarian Communist utopia where the very lifeblood of his nation could be poured entirely into agricultural projects of the grandest scale; this vision would prove to be the inspiration for the notorious “killing fields,” where many hundreds of thousands of slave laborers perished under the most oppressive conditions imaginable. To learn the full story of this brutal dictator, click here.

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