Original Article: 【 第1頁 第2頁 第3頁 】 柬埔寨華人：在紅色高棉經歷的人間地獄 Author’s Note: This article is from the Hong Kong based China Reveiew News Network – and expresses
Cambodia’s Strategy of Defence against Vietnam Author’s Note: The geo-political situation in 1977-1978 saw Vietnam deploy its Army inside Kampuchea with the intention of destroying
A poster from the days prior to the death of Ho Chi Minh (in 1969), and the rise of Western interferece in the area. Following
The above is an extant book available in China entitled ‘波尔布特在柬埔寨共产党正确领导下 柬埔寨革命的伟大胜利’. This can be translated into English as ‘Pol Pot: Under the Correct Leadership of
When asked why he emptied the cities, Pol Pot stated that the US had already been bombing areas of Eastern Cambodia, and that he (and the Khmer Leadership) were apprehensive that the US would launch a vast and sustained bombing campaign upon Cambodian cities and towns – much like the years’s of US destruction wrought upon North Vietnam.
As US interference in Cambodia, (together with royalist intrigue), was plunging the country into lawlessness, Pol Pot stated that a strict and disciplined political regime was required to establish social stability through law and order. To achieve this transformation, Pol Pot devised a system of dividing the Cambodian population into three distinct categories: