Pol Pot Collapse In Cambodia

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Cambodia fell in a horrible genocide, specially in Phnom Penh were people were seriously and brutally injured or killed by a group called Khmer Rouge. Pol Pot was born on May 19, 1928, the youngest of seven children. Pol Pot’s father, Saloth, was owner of nine hectares of rice land and three of garden land. Few villagers looked at them as “class enemies”. Every people tilled their fields, fished the river, and raised their children, it didn 't matter if they were poor or rich. In 1929, a french official described Kompong Thom people as the most deeply Cambodian and the least to influence. But, the Saloth family were Khmer peasants with a difference, they had royal connections. Pol Pot’s cousin was a palace dancer, and she became one of King…show more content…
Pol Pot wanted to put all the people against the current government going on, but, some people approved and followed that government. Pol Pot announced and ordered on April 19 the evacuation of the people, the civilians. Immediately the horror began, Khmer Rouge members started breaking into houses, killing everybody that they saw. If they escaped from their home they were killed outside. Some people in other parts of the city were given time to pack some stuff, but those were the ones that were going to be captives for a long time and were told that they were going to be back home but then they were killed brutally. Grenades detonated near hundredths of people and killed them instantly. All other towns in Cambodia were evacuated including the…show more content…
On early 1976 they deployed to the vietnamese border, people from the northern part of Vietnam evacuated fast to the eastern part. Due to this, Pol Pot needed to gain back Vietnam’s confidence so he can continue maintaining relations between them. One country that was helping Cambodia and really had a change in the people that needed it was China, and in a really good and big way. They supported with, 3,000 tons of rice, 522 kilograms of antimalarial, and three tons of other medicines. Also they helped with cars, they gave 300 jeeps and also gave 20,000 bicycles. Another country that also helped a little bit was North Korea, but they gave more food than the types of supplies that china was giving. The connections between Cambodia and Vietnam just failed. Vietnam invaded Cambodia and overthrew the Khmer Rouge in 1979. Pol Pot tried to stop them but his forces were much weaker than Vietnamese one’s. Vietnam made a new government called People’s Republic of Kampuchea. Heng Samrin became the main leader of this government, so Pol Pot had no longer the power. Pol Pot died in 1981 from a heart
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