Facts about Pol Pot Cambodia Flag

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Pol Pot (born as Saloth Sar in Kampong Thom Province, French Indochina, died in Anlong Veng, Kingdom of Cambodia), he is also known as Comrade Pol, was a famous Criminal from Cambodia, who lived between May 19, 1925 and April 15, 1998. He became 72 years old.

Biography

Pol Pot also known as Brother No. 1 and Comrade Pol, was a Cambodian communist politician. He led the revolutionary communist movement known as the Khmer Rouge from 1963 to 1997. Pol Pot was the de facto head of state in Cambodia, which was called Democratic Kampuchea during his rule, from mid-1975. He was also prime minister of Democratic Kampuchea 1976-1979.

He initiated a radical collectivization process, where large parts of the population was banished to the countryside to work on collective farms and forced labor camps. This policy of the regime were presented as a new start in civilization called "year zero" and should be based on the traditional farming community. Several million people were killed in the ensuing genocide, whose purpose was to destroy the enemies of the revolution. In particular, townspeople, buddhististiske monks, Western-educated intellectuals, capital owners, the disabled and ethnic minorities exterminated.

Racism was a major impetus for the genocide. Many were killed in the so-called killing fields, and often they were tortured to death with very primitive means, while others died of disease, forced labor and starvation. Estimates of the number of fatalities in the period 1975-1979 varies between 1.5 and 2.3 million of a population of 8.7 million, with 2 million victims as the most established estimate.

As a result of the Cambodian-Vietnamese War were Democratic Kampuchea invaded Vietnam in 1979, and Pol Pot was deposed. Then fled Pol Pot and his followers into the jungle in the north-western part of Cambodia. Pol Pot was never held accountable for their actions, but was deposed and imprisoned after an internal power struggle in the remains of the Khmer Rouge in 1997. He died of natural causes in 1998 while he was held under house arrest.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac taurus, who is known for Security, Subtle strength, Appreciation, Instruction, Patience. Our collection contains 6 quotes who is written / told by Pol.

Related authors: Karl Marx, Norodom Sihanouk

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pol_Pot

Famous quotes by Pol Pot (6)


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"It's up to history to judge"
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"I want you to know that everything I did, I did for my country"
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"I did not join the resistance movement to kill people, to kill the nation. Look at me now. Am I a savage person? My conscience is clear"
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"Since he is of no use anymore, there is no gain if he lives and no loss if he dies"
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"I'm quite modest. I don't want to tell people I'm a leader"
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"When I die, my only wish is that Cambodia remain Cambodia and belong to the West. It is over for communism, and I want to stress that"


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