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Pol Pot

1928- 1995

Cambodian Politician

The despot Pol Pot seized control of Cambodia in 1975 after leading the Khmer Rouge guerrillas for many years. After assuming power, he was responsible for the massacre of hundreds of thousands, and perhaps millions, of his countrymen. The slaughter was brought to a close when the Vietnamese entered the country and ousted him.

Bibliography:

Chandler, David P. Brother Number One : A Political Biography of Pol Pot. 1992. Westview Press.

Stefoff, Rebecca. Pol Pot . (World Leaders Past & Present). 1990. Chelsea House Pub.