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Who were the Khmer Rouge and what role did they play in Cambodia?


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May 15, 2012 3:34PM

The Khmer Rouge were a Communist guerrilla group trying to overthrow the government of Cambodia. They had been trying to overthrow that government ever since the French left.

When they won their war they began executing anyone who might challenge their power. (They did the same thing Fidel did in Cuba only more so.)

Thus they set up a new government for Cambodia.