BC: The End
FC: Rogue Government: The Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, 1979
1: The Khmer Rouge was led by Pol Pot, a ruthless dictator who ruled using military force
2: Under Pol Pot, the Khmer Rouge took over and "purged" all intellectuals or any educated or professional people. He killed these people because he wanted to rebuild society from the ground up; these people were "tools" of the capitalists. He also arrested and frequently murdered anyone else who might question his authority.
4: Officially, the United States did not get involved in Cambodia's affairs.
5: However, the United States bombed Cambodia during the Vietnam War.
6: The U.S. people knew very little about Pol Pot's regime.
7: The U.S. had just pulled out of Vietnam and did not want to get involved in S.E. Asia.
8: We learned of the Khmer Rouge in detail with "The Killing Fields" in the mid 1980s.
9: The extent of Pol Pot's regime was not known until the 1990s; a shrine has been built for all those who were killed.
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