Cambodian Genocide, 1975

The Cambodian communist party, Khmer Rouge, In April, 1975 came into full power. The Khmer Rouge began to reconstruct Cambodia and forced millions of people from their homes and then relocated them.

Anybody who refused to leave their home was instantly killed. One of Khmer Rouge’s slogans was: “To spare you is no profit, to destroy you is no loss.” Over 2 millions civilian lives were lost as a result of the ideological genocide that took place.

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A Khmer Rouge soldier waves his pistol and orders store owners to abandon their shops in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on April 17, 1975 as the capital fell to the communist forces. A large portion of the city's population was reportedly forced to evacuate. Photo from West German television film. (AP Photo/Christoph Froehder)

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Una donna di fianco al corpo di un morto a Phnom Penh, il 17 aprile 1975. (CLAUDE JUVENAL/AFP/Getty Images)

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