Khmer Rouge

A Cambodian communist guerrilla force active from the 1970s to the 1990s under the leadership of Pol Pot.

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  • Khmer Rouge — Khmer Rouge, the a very ↑left wing military organization which took control of the government of Cambodia in 1975, under its leader ↑Pol Pot. Around 3 million Cambodians are believed to have been killed under Khmer Rouge rule, which continued… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Khmer Rouge — The Khmer Rouge (Khmer: ខ្មែរក្រហម – “Khmer Krahom” in Khmer) literally translated as Red Cambodians was the name given to the followers of the Communist Party of Kampuchea, who were the ruling party in Cambodia from 1975 to 1979, led by Pol Pot …   Wikipedia

  • Khmer Rouge — Flagge der Demokratischen Republik Kampuchea (1975 1979) Die Roten Khmer (franz. Khmers rouges) waren eine kommunistische Guerillatruppe, die 1975 in Kambodscha an die Macht kam und durch besondere Grausamkeit weltweite Bekanntheit erlangte. Ihr… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Khmer Rouge — /kmair roohzh , keuh mair /, pl. Khmers Rouges /kmair roohzh , keuh mair / for 2. 1. a Cambodian guerrilla and rebel force and political opposition movement, originally Communist and Communist backed. 2. a member or supporter of this force. [ < F …   Universalium

  • Khmer Rouge — Khmers rouges Drapeau du Parti communiste du Cambodge Les Khmers rouges (en khmer: Khmaey Krahom), dont le nom officiel fut successivement Parti communiste du Cambodge et Parti du Kampuchéa démocratique (autres noms : Parti communiste du… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Khmer Rouge — [[t]ˈkmɛər ˈruʒ, kəˈmɛər[/t]] n. pl. Khmers Rouges [[t]ˈkmɛər ˈruʒ, kəˈmɛər[/t]] 1) cvb gov a Cambodian guerrilla and rebel force, orig. Communist and Communist backed 2) cvb gov a member or supporter of this force • Etymology: < F Khmer (or… …   From formal English to slang

  • Khmer Rouge — Red (Communist) Cambodia …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Khmer Rouge — n. Communist Party of Cambodia, communist organization that ruled Cambodia from 1975 to 1979 and is remembered for the genocide of 1.5 million people …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Khmer Rouge —    The guerrilla army of the Kampuchean Communist Party that gained victory over the Cambodian government of Lon Nol, and involved in the murderous policies of Pol Pot and his Democratic Kampuchea regime …   Historical dictionary of Marxism

  • Khmer Rouge — /kəmɛə ˈruʒ/ (say kuhmair roohzh) noun the Cambodian Communist Party which emerged as a significant rebel force during the 1960s and seized power in 1970 …   Australian English dictionary

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