Pol Pot Research Paper

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Pol Pot was the leader of the Khmer Rouge which is responsible for the deaths of 25 percent of the country 's population from starvation, overwork, and executions. Pol Pot was born in 1925 to a farming family in Cambodia, a country formerly part of French Indochina. At the age of 20, Pot studied radio electronics in Paris but soon became occupied in Marxism resulting in him leaving his studies. Losing his scholarship, he returned to Cambodia and joined a secret Communist movement in 1953. In 1954, one year after Pot became committed to the Communist movement, Cambodia gained its independence from France. Following its independence, Cambodia constructed a monarchist government under Prince Norodom Sihanouk. After being appointed as the leader

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