Party of Democratic Kampuchea


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Noun1.Party of Democratic Kampuchea - a communist organization formed in Cambodia in 1970; became a terrorist organization in 1975 when it captured Phnom Penh and created a government that killed an estimated three million people; was defeated by Vietnamese troops but remained active until 1999
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Cambodia, Kampuchea, Kingdom of Cambodia - a nation in southeastern Asia; was part of Indochina under French rule until 1946
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Over 4 million Cambodians (about 90% of eligible voters) participated in the May 1993 elections, although the Khmer Rouge or Party of Democratic Kampuchea (PDK), whose forces were never actually disarmed or demobilized, barred some people from participating.
2) DRK refers to the regime that controlled Cambodia from 1975 to 1979, whereas the Party of Democratic Kampuchea (PDK) was the political formation, whose armed forces were the NADK.
1981 -- CPK Central Committee announces party's dissolution, CPK replaced by Party of Democratic Kampuchea (PDK).