Pol Pot Ruled Cambodia With An Iron Grip
In 1975, Pol Pot became the most violent ruler of Cambodia. People started coming up with theories about the Khmer Rouge party, that he wanted to make the whole nation become a hierarchical state made up of peasants and their overlords.
When Pol Pot overthrew Lon Nol for president, one of his actions was to empty Phenom Penh in the capital of Cambodia. Pol Pot took all of the citizens' belongings and crowded them into rural camps. There were ten thousand of these camps. He made everybody from ages 7 and up work in the fields with the crippled and pregnant and if they collapsed, they would be killed on spot. [Read More]