The Khmer Rouge

Can you answer these questions about the brutal regime of the Khmer Rouge that historically controlled Cambodia?
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Last updated: September 17, 2023
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Name of Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge (majority of the time)
Democratic Kampuchea
This city, while it was evacuated of practically all its population, remained capital of the country under the regime
Phnom Penh
"Brother Number 1", Infamous Dictator
Pol Pot
"Brother Number 2", chief ideologist
Nuon Chea
"Brother Number 3", foreign minister, deputy PM
Ieng Sary
Primary Ideology of the Khmer Rouge
Another term for self-sufficiency, as part of their ideology
Idea that all culture had to be destroyed to start from scratch,
which the regime implemented.
Year Zero
Everybody was forced to wear this
Black Pajamas
Currency in Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge
None (Abolished)
Now serving as a museum, Tuol Sleng was this under the Khmer Rouge
Security Prison 21
Overseer of the above, Head of the internal security branch
Kang Kek Iew / Duch
Term for the numerous mass grave/mass killing sites of the regime
Killing Fields
Best-known of these sites
Choeung Ek
Approximately this many people, with estimates ranging from one quarter to one fifth of the country, were killed under the regime
1-3 million
The year the KR captured the capital of the country
... and the year the regime found its end
Conflict with this country ended the regime
One of the last strongholds of the KR, in the west of the country
Last stronghold of the KR in the north of the country
Anlong Veng
Level 43
May 6, 2024
Love this quiz. I’ve spent years studying this dark period of history and this is very well crafted, with many difficult questions. 10/10