What was Cambodia before?
Official names of Cambodia since independence
|People’s Republic of Kampuchea||សាធារណរដ្ឋប្រជាមានិតកម្ពុជា||1979–1989|
|State of Cambodia||រដ្ឋកម្ពុជា||1989–1993|
|Kingdom of Cambodia||ព្រះរាជាណាចក្រកម្ពុជា||1993–present|
Who was targeted by the Khmer Rouge?
Because the Khmer Rouge placed a heavy emphasis on the rural peasant population, anyone considered an intellectual was targeted for special treatment. This meant teachers, lawyers, doctors, and clergy were the targets of the regime. Even people wearing glasses were the target of Pol Pot’s reign of terror.
What happened to Cambodian royal family during Khmer Rouge?
The Khmer Rouge took Prince Phurissara and his wife into the truck and drove away. They were never seen again. It is widely believed they were taken to the area (Odom) where other royal family members were believed executed (murdered).
Who were the Khmer Rouge and what did they do?
The Khmer Rouge was a brutal regime that ruled Cambodia, under the leadership of Marxist dictator Pol Pot, from 1975 to 1979. Pol Pot’s attempts to create a Cambodian “master race” through social engineering ultimately led to the deaths of more than 2 million people in the Southeast Asian country.