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Post by sujin007 on Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:10 am

Pol Pot was the leader of the Khmer Rouge and the Prime Minister of Cambodia from 1976 to 1979, having been de facto leader since mid-1975.

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Post by sujin007 on Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:12 am

During his time in power Pol Pot imposed an extreme version of agrarian communism where all city dwellers were relocated to the countryside to work in collective farms and forced labour projects.

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Post by sujin007 on Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:13 am

The combined effect of slave labour, malnutrition, poor medical care and executions is estimated to have killed around 2 million Cambodians, approximately one third of the population.

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Post by sujin007 on Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:15 am

His regime achieved special notoriety for singling out all intellectuals and other “bourgeois enemies” for murder. The Khmer Rouge committed mass executions in sites known as the Killing Fields.

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