Nice to hear from you. Been missing in action, disagree on what? Khmer Rouge and Khmer Empire.
"Kingdom of Cambodia" redirects here. For the Cold War era, see Kingdom of Cambodia (1953–1970).
Kingdom of Cambodia.
Cambodia (Listeni/kæmˈboʊdiə/; Khmer: ព្រះរាជាណាចក្រកម្ពុជា, Kampuchea, IPA: [kɑmˈpuˈciə]), officially known as the Kingdom of Cambodia and once known as the Khmer Empire, is a country located in the southern portion of the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia.
Yep, been pretty silent lately as I only post to correct some false information posted here and what you posted is very far from the truth. I guess you did not read the Link so I copied and Posted it here. Cambodia has always been Cambodia and the Khmer Rouge did not last too long as it was a radical Communist Party and take note of the years that Khmer Rouge Party was in power for they came into being in 1968 and became the ruling party from 1975 to 1979. I recommend you watch the movie , The Killing Fields, pretty awesome and Barbaric. I suggest you go back to the Link I posted previously and read some more as that Link also tells you of the history of Cambodia for the one I copied and Pasted was only a part of it. One has to be careful when posting historical events as it is all available on the internet and make sure your post is true and correct.
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The Khmer Rouge (/kəˈmɛər ˈruːʒ/; French for "Red Khmers", French pronunciation: [xmɛʁ ʁuʒ]; Khmer: ខ្មែរក្រហម Khmer Kraham) was the name given to the followers of the Communist Party of Kampuchea in Cambodia. It was formed in 1968 as an offshoot of the Vietnam People's Army from North Vietnam. It was the ruling party in Cambodia from 1975 to 1979, led by Pol Pot, Nuon Chea, Ieng Sary, Son Sen, and Khieu Samphan. Democratic Kampuchea was the name of the state as controlled by the government of the Khmer Rouge from 1975 to 1979.
Pol Pot, leader of the Khmer Rouge and dictator of Cambodia.
The organization is remembered especially for orchestrating the Cambodian Genocide, which resulted from the enforcement of its social engineering policies. Its attempts at agricultural reform led to widespread famine, while its insistence on absolute self-sufficiency, even in the supply of medicine, led to the death of thousands from treatable diseases such as malaria. Arbitrary executions and torture carried out by its cadres against perceived subversive elements, or during purges of its own ranks between 1975 and 1978, are considered to have constituted genocide. By 1979, the Khmer Rouge had fled the country, while the People's Republic of Kampuchea was being established. The governments-in-exile (including the Khmer Rouge) still had a seat in the UN at this point but it was later taken away, in 1993, as the monarchy was restored and the country underwent a name change to the Kingdom of Cambodia. A year later thousands of Khmer Rouge guerrillas surrendered themselves in a government amnesty. In 1996, a new political party the Democratic National Union Movement was formed by Ieng Sary, who was granted amnesty for all of his roles as the deputy leader of the Khmer Rouge. The organization itself was officially dissolved sometime in December 1999