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Pol Pot

 (pŏl pŏt′) 1928-1998.
Cambodian political leader whose Khmer Rouge movement overthrew the Cambodian government in 1975. Under his regime executions and famine killed an estimated three million people. He fled the capital in 1979 when Vietnamese forces overthrew his government.
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Pol Pot

(ˈpɒl ˈpɒt)
n
(Biography) original name Kompong Thom. 1925–98, Cambodian Communist statesman; prime minister of Kampuchea (1976; 1977–79); his policies led to the deaths of thousands in labour camps before he was overthrown by Vietnamese forces; in 1997 his former supporters in the Khmer Rouge captured him and claimed to have tried and sentenced him to life imprisonment
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Pol Pot

(ˈpɒl ˈpɒt)
n.
("Saloth Sar"), 1926–98, Cambodian guerilla leader: prime minister of Cambodia 1976–79.
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