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Khmer Rouge


1 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.

synonyms: Communist Party of Kampuchea, KR, Party of Democratic Kampuchea.

Dutch: Rode Khmer

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