The Cambodian Genocide
By Joel Maragoto
What was the Cambodian Genocide?
The Cambodian Genocide was a terrible event. More than 3 million people died by the Khmer Rouge. The Khmer rouge wanted Cambodia to turn into a communist country, and wanted to turn everyone into peasants because he thought they were simple and un educated.
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S-21 Prison) in Phnom Penh
Who was Pol Pot?
Pol Pot was the leader of the evil party called the Khmer Rouge. Pol Pot wanted to turn Cambodia into a communist country.He wanted to kill of all city people and turn everyone into peasants. The Confederate army wanted to leave American and become its own nations, and keep slavery
What Weapons did the Khmer rouge use?
The Khmer Rouge had assault rifles, pistols, and mines. The Khmer rouge would use gorilla warfare against any enemies. The Khmer rouge army had a huge army and would out number any civilian militia.
How did no one know about The Cambodian Genocide?
The Khmer rouge kept a tight lid on the whole country so no word would get out on what had happened. The kept everything inside its border.
Why Did this Civil war happen?
This civil war mainly happened because the Khmer rouge wanted to turn Cambodia into a communist country like soviet Russia and communist China. The Confederacy wanted to break out of the U.S and become it´s own nation and have slavery legal.
Did the Khmer Rouge have allies?
No because if the Khmer rouge would tell about the Cambodian Genocide people would not help them because it will ruin there reputation.
What happened before the Cambodian Genocide
before the war the Khmer rouge kept getting stronger and stronger which led to its take over in 1975.