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Khmer Rouge   /kmɛr ruʒ/   Listen
Khmer Rouge

A communist organization formed in Cambodia in 1970; became a terrorist organization in 1975 when it captured Phnom Penh and created a government that killed an estimated three million people; was defeated by Vietnamese troops but remained active until 1999.  Synonyms: Communist Party of Kampuchea, KR, Party of Democratic Kampuchea.

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Words linked to "Khmer Rouge" :   Cambodia, Communist Party of Kampuchea, Party of Democratic Kampuchea, act of terrorism, kr, terrorist act, FTO, foreign terrorist organization, terrorist group, terrorist organization, Kampuchea, terrorism, Kingdom of Cambodia

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