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When it all Started
It all started on April 17, 1975, when a man named "Pol Pot" lead the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. The Khmer Rouge was an attack on the farmers of Cambodia, but he did not stop there. Within 3 years of Pol Pot's horrible attack, 25% of the nations population had been killed. They had been killed by starvation, execution, disease, overwork, or in a detention. One specific detention was S-21; at this detention only 7 of the roughly 20,000 people there survived. Later on, in 1979, a Vietnamese army came and stopped the Khmer Rouge once and for all! Pol Pot and the rest of his people that were responsible for the mass murder did not have Nuremberg defense behind them because he and all other criminals responsible for mass murders got it taken away from them. Pol Pot later died in 1998 without ever being brought to justice.
Photos From the Khmer Rouge
Young men who were forced into doing physical labor during the Khmer Rouge.
A killing fields is a place they would kill and bury the bodies of the victims of the Khmer Rouge.
One of the many detentions during the Khmer Rouge. This specific one is S-21
More Information on the Khmer Rouge
More About Pol Pot
Facts to Know
2. Pol Pot died on April 15, 1998.
3. There was more than one detention during the Khmer Rouge.
4. 25% of Cambodia's population died during the Khmer Rouge.
5. Pol Pot's real name was Saloth Sar.
6. Cambodia is a south eastern Asian country.
Words You May Not Know
Detention- A labor of killing center run by the leader of the genocide.
Genocide- A mass murder specifically of a race or area.
Nuremberg Defense- A group that would help you prove not guilty in court.
Marxism- Political and economic theories of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.