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178 - Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge Genocide

178 - Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge Genocide

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Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge Genocide. An insane, Cambodian tragedy that was oh, so avoidable. Saloth Sar, aka Pol Pot, was a man with a dream. A horrible, delusional, misguided dream. He wanted to turn Cambodia away from being a constitutional monarchy and into being a Mao-influenced, agrarian, communist society where basically everyone was either a soldier, a rice farmer, or dead. He wasn't very smart, he was ruthless, and he was in charge. And a couple million people died. Find out how the term, "the killing fields," came to be, today, on Timesuck. 


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178 - Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge Genocide

178 - Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge Genocide

Dan Cummins