■ He is a Khmer Nationalist, Cambodian revolutionary and politician who believes the theory of Moa ZeDone and Marxism, served as prime minister of Democratic Kampuchea from 1976-1979.
■ He is educated at Some of Cambodian’s elite schools, moved to Paris and also joined French Communist Party.
■ He and his army, called the Khmer Rouge, came to power in Cambodia in 1975.
■ He was named prime minister of the new communist government in 1976 and began a
program of violet reform.
■ In hope of creating a society free of western influence, he abolished religion, institute, private property and evacuated cities.
■ Under his regime, forced labor, execution and famine killed ~2 million Cambodians.
■ The Khmer Genocide lasted 3 years-8 months-20 days
Ironically, it was the Vietnamese who helped rid Cambodia of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge.
■ Aided by defectors from the Khmer Rouge's main government, Vietnam fought to gain control of Phnom Phenh and finally succeeded on January 7, 1979.
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