Communist Party of Kampuchea


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Noun1.Communist Party of 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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Chapter 7 explores the marriage of convenience of several conflicting Cambodian Parties to counter the Vietnamese People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN), which was responsible for ousting the Communist Party of Kampuchea (CPK); yet the marriage was short-lived, as communist and anti-communist (KNPLF) factions broke apart until coming together as the Coalition Government of Democratic Kampuchea (CGDK).
It was standard procedure within the Communist Party of Kampuchea to invite a victim to a "meeting," or to inform them that they were being sent for "study," and then that person would never be seen again--at least not by friends or family.
Jeane Kirkpatrick, (former US Ambassador and an ardent anti-communist) Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, fell to followers of the Communist Party of Kampuchea, commonly known as the Khmer Rouge, on April 17, 1975.

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