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Cambodia

PolPotPeriod(19751979)
DeathTollUndertheKhmerRougeRule(Pol
PotPeriod),about1/4ofthepopulationdied,
approximately1.7millionpeopleoutofa
populationof7.9million
CauseofDeathExecution,untreatedillness,
starvation,andexcessivelabor(upto20hoursa
day)whilestarving(oftenfedafewgrainsofrice
aday)

PolPotPeriod(19751979)(cont)
KhmerRougeIdeologyThegoalwastocreate
anagriculturestateonthemodelofAngkorWat,
thefamouskingdomthatruledCambodiainthe
distantpast
Massivecanalanddambuildingwere
undertakentoachievethisgoal

AgriculturalLaborduringDemocraticKampuchea(197579),undated

ThoseTargetedforSystematicKilling
Soldiers,politicians,police,orother
officialsofthepriorregime
Anypersonwitheducationsufficienttoread
andwriteKhmer,particularlyteachersor
otherswithahighlevelofeducation
Inmanycases,thespouseandchildrenof
theabovetwocategoriesofpersons

ThoseTargetedforSystematicKilling
(cont)
Chinese,Vietnamese,oranyonewith
MinorityStatus

Anyoneperceivedtobelazyintheir
workhabits
Anyonestealingfood(meaningeven
pickingawildfruit)

DepictionoftheKhmerRougeKillingbyBludgeoningthe
BackoftheHead:ElementarySchoolBook

MassGrave,DemocraticKampuchea,siteunknown