Pol Pot

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Pol pot, whose real name was Saloth Sar, was the Cambodian revolutionary who lead the Khmer Rouge from 1963 until 1997. He became the leader of Cambodia on 17 April 1975, when his forces captured Phnom Penh. At first his politic of anti-Soviet got a lot of other countries supporting, like China, U.S, Thailand and some European countries. After he began working for the Far-left police and massacred a lot of innocent citizens, he was condemned by the international society. Pol Pot had a really big change during his life, from a simple man change into a criminal empire, he destroyed a lot of regular rules in Cambodia and changed the rules go the part which he likes. He also want to imitate China’s first president Mao’s action to create a country …show more content…
The reason is the conservative government canceled his scholarship. He cannot accept this result because he think he just show out his own opinion government do not have right to cancel his scholarship, so he began work for the underground communist movement; he wanted to show his work is right. “Eventually the conservative Government of the young King, which was under French colonial rule, canceled his scholarship and he returned home, where he dedicated himself to the underground Communist movement”(Mydans 6).He worked very hard and rose to the leader. And he worked more for all those political things. When he get more power, he began lead people to reach the goal which he made. He will do everything he thinked right. Although he recognize his mistake, but he also have reason to refute it and make it into a right movement. “Pol Pot, while acknowledging that 'our movement made mistakes,' insisted that he had ordered killings in self-defense, to save Cambodia from its Vietnamese enemies, and that the numbers of dead were wildly exaggerated”(Mydans 3).Pol Pot will do everything that he likes, because he thought he has the rights and power to do everything, and he will always be …show more content…
Vietnameses thought Pol Pot killed too much their citizens, so they began attacking Cambodian as revenge. But some citizens think this save a lot of life, because Vietnamese will not kill the Cambodian citizens crazly like Pol Pot. China usually was the partner of Pol Pot, but because Pol Pot’s cruel action to all the Vietnameses and his own citizens, Chinese government began downplay with his relationship: “Chinese support for the Pol Pot regime remains one of the most sensitive aspects of China’s Cold War history. Between April 1975 and January 1979, China was the principal external partner to the brutal government of ‘Democratic Kampuchea’ (DK). The Chinese government has long downplayed the relationship”(Ciorciari 1). This shows Pol Pot’s action is really horrible, and his decision is awful, even the partner cannot

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