Khmer Rouge

The Khmer Rouge is the name which was popularly given to members of the Communist Party of Kampuchea (CPK) and by extension to the regime through which the CPK ruled Cambodia between 1975 and 1979. The name had been coined in the 1960s by Norodom Sihanouk to describe his country's then heterogeneous, communist-led dissidents, with whom he allied after his 1970 overthrow.


The Khmer Rouge is the name which was popularly given to members of the Communist Party of Kampuchea (CPK) and by extension to the regime through which the CPK ruled Cambodia between 1975 and 1979. The name had been coined in the 1960s by Norodom Sihanouk to describe his country's then heterogeneous, communist-led dissidents, with whom he allied after his 1970 overthrow.
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