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Khmer Rouge

n.
A Cambodian Communist movement that was active as a guerrilla force from 1970 to the late 1990s and held power under the leadership of Pol Pot from 1975 to 1979.

[French, Red Khmer : khmer, Khmer + rouge, red.]
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Khmer Rouge

(ruːʒ)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the Kampuchean communist party, which seized power (1975) in a civil war: in exile since 1979, dispersed in 1999
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Khmer Rouge

(ˈkmɛər ˈruʒ, kəˈmɛər)

n., pl. Khmers Rouges (ˈkmɛər ˈruʒ, kəˈmɛər)
for 2.
1. a Cambodian guerrilla and rebel force, orig. Communist and Communist-backed.
2. a member or supporter of this force.
[< French Khmer (or Khmère) rouge literally, red Khmer]
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Khmer Rouge

A Cambodian Communist guerrilla force 1970–89 led by Pol Pot.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Khmer Rouge - 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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Translations
Röda khmererna

Khmer Rouge

plRote Khmer pl
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Khmer Rouge

n pl inv the Khmer Rougei khmer mpl rossi
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'Of course, those of us who were forced by Angkar to get married were afraid for our lives.
Their leaders were at first anonymous, deferring constantly to "The Angkar," or "the organisation." whose Orwellian wisdom justified everything including mass blood letting.
("Families are a disease of the past," says the Angkar, the Khmer Rouge leadership.)
In this regard, the chapter titled "The Children of Angkar" is especially compelling.
(37) See Henri Locard, Pol Pot's Little Red Book: The sayings of Angkar (Chiang Mai: Silkworm, 2004).
Angkar was vast, god-like and all-knowing, yet it was also intimate and close: it invaded every sphere of life; it dragged its victims off in the middle of the night.
The Angkar, or the ''organization'' as the Khmer Communist Party called itself, was merciless.
Pol Pot's Little Red Book: The Sayings of Angkar. Bangkok: Silkworm Publishing.
Then came even more extreme paranoia on the part of the Angkar Padevat, as the Khmer Rouge leadership styled itself, convinced forces everywhere were allied against them, followed by wide-ranging massacres, including members of their own cadre and leadership.
In children's houses, Angkar declared itself the "mother and the father" to redirect family loyalty to the state.