This is a long article, and it may take a few moments to load. Genocide and So On "I mean the great act of genocide in the modern period is Pol Pot, through - that atrocity - I think it would be hard to find any example of a comparable outrage and outpouring of fury and so on and so forth. In a long, illustrious career, Chomsky has amassed a formidable array of books, articles, and speeches. He has been a tireless advocate for the underdog, and has demonstrated admirable commitment to his principles.
This would then be used as a route to achieve rapid social transformation and industrial and technological development without assistance from foreign powers, a process which the party characterised as a "Super Great Leap Forward". He was reportedly impressed with the self sufficient manner in which the mountain tribes of Cambodia lived, which the party interpreted as a form of primitive communism.
Khmer Rouge theory developed the concept that the nation should take "agriculture as the basic factor and use the fruits of agriculture to build industry". The focus of the Khmer Rouge leadership on the peasantry as the base of the revolution was according to Michael Vickery a product of their status as " petty-bourgeois radicals overcome by peasantist romanticism".
Though there was extreme harassment of Buddhist institutions, there was a tendency for the CPK regime to internalise and reconfigure the symbolism and language of Cambodian Buddhism so that many revolutionary slogans mimicked the formulae learned by young monks during their training.
Islamic religious leaders were executed, although some Cham Muslims appear to have been told they could continue devotions in private as long as it could not interfere with work quotas.
Almost immediately, the party was renamed the Indochinese Communist Party, ostensibly so it could include revolutionaries from Cambodia and Laos. Almost without exception, all of the earliest party members were Vietnamese. By the end of World War II, a handful of Cambodians had joined its ranks, but their influence on the Indochinese communist movement as well as their influence on developments within Cambodia was negligible.
On April 17, 25 years to the day before the Khmer Rouge captured Phnom Penhthe first nationwide congress of the Khmer Issarak groups convened and the United Issarak Front was established. According to the historian David P.
According to a document issued after the reorganization, the VWP would continue to "supervise" the smaller Laotian and Cambodian movements. In the September election, it won about four percent of the vote, but did not secure a seat in the legislature.
Government attacks prevented it from participating in the election and drove it underground. Sihanouk habitually labelled local leftists the Khmer Rouge, a term that later came to signify the party and the state headed by Pol Pot, Ieng SaryKhieu Samphan and their associates.
In very general terms, these groups espoused divergent revolutionary lines. The other line, supported for the most part by rural cadres who were familiar with the harsh realities of the countryside, advocated an immediate struggle to overthrow the " feudalist " Sihanouk.
From their ranks came the men and women who returned home and took command of the party apparatus during the s, led an effective insurgency against Lon Nol from until and established the regime of Democratic Kampuchea. He attended a technical high school in the capital and then went to Paris in to study radio electronics other sources say he attended a school for printers and typesetters and also studied civil engineering.
Khieu Samphan was born in and specialized in economics and politics during his time in Paris. Most came from landowner or civil servant families.
Pol Pot and Hou Yuon may have been related to the royal family as an older sister of Pol Pot had been a concubine at the court of King Monivong.
These two well-educated women also played a central role in the regime of Democratic Kampuchea. Inthe two men went to East Berlin to participate in a youth festival. This experience is considered to have been a turning point in their ideological development.
Meeting with Khmers who were fighting with the Viet Minh and whom they subsequently judged to be too subservient to the Vietnamesethey became convinced that only a tightly disciplined party organization and a readiness for armed struggle could achieve revolution.
They transformed the Khmer Students Association KSAto which most of the or so Khmer students in Paris belonged, into an organization for nationalist and leftist ideas.
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