Khmer Rouge


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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.]

Khmer Rouge

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

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]

Khmer Rouge

A Cambodian Communist guerrilla force 1970–89 led by Pol Pot.
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
Translations
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The ministry has allowed DC-Cam to use the teacher training centre in Prey Veng to set up an 'Office of Research and Khmer Rouge Documents Library', says a letter to DC-Cam signed by Minister of Education, Youth and Sport Hang Chuon Naron and dated August 15.
From 1975 to 1979, over 1.7 million Cambodians were killed based on their race, religion, and education status by a group called the Khmer Rouge. Until recently, no one ruled this a genocide.
Between 1.7 and 2.2 million people, almost a quarter of the population, died during the 1975 to 1979 rule of the Khmer Rouge.
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The prosecutors of a U.N.-backed court called Monday for life sentences for two former Khmer Rouge leaders who are blamed for the deaths of nearly 2 million Cambodians in the late 1970s.
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The former chief jailer of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge has told a joint United Nations-Cambodian court that he "sacrificed everything" for the communist movement and said US policies paved the way for the group's rise to power.
PHNOM PENH: The Khmer Rouge s prisons chief Monday told Cambodia s UN-backed war crimes court that he had "sacrificed everything" for the revolution that ultimately killed up to two million people.
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They were in a country isolated from the western world, where people were starving, where desperate farmers were being killed and maimed by landmines in their fields and where, in the mountains, the Khmer Rouge, driven from the capital eight years earlier by the Vietnamese Army, was still a threat.