The Cambodian Genocide

  • 1960

    in the 1960s king Korodom Sihanouk gave the name "Khmer Rogue" to his communist opponents, who were officially known as the communist party of Kampunchea CPK
  • 1963

    Pol pot became the party secretly and leader of CPK
  • 1973

    The Khmer Rogue gained more Influence in the civil war in 1973 and attracted new members because many people were unhappy with Lon Nol. by this time, they had taken control on 85% of Cambodia
  • 1975

    Marshal Lon Nol stages a coup which forces Prince Nonrandom Sihanouk out of power. Sihanouk is aligned with the Khmer Rouge and Pol pot, an group building up a following in the countryside.
  • 1975

    Khmer Rogue took power over Phnom Penh The city's inhabitants are forced to leave the capital, heading out to rural areas.
  • 1976

    the communist party (CPK) founded the state of Democratic Kampuchea and introduced a 4 year plan which called for collection of all private property and prioritized rice cultivation all family's had to give up personal belonging , and separated families into assigned groups making them work hours long
  • 1977

    a war broke out between Cambodia and Vietnam which sent thousands to fight and be killed
  • 1978

    Vietnamese troops and the united front for national salvation of Kampuchea launched an attack on Cambodia and fought their way into the country
  • 1979

    Vietnamese troops captured Phnom Penh. Khmer Rouge leaders ran away and re enforced there territory in thai but the number of victims of the Cambodian genocide is hard to establish but it estimates from 1.5 to 3 million people died at the hands of Khmer Rogue
  • 1991

    a peace agreement was signed in pairs between all Cambodian parties to organize a national election under supervision of the united states transitional authority in Cambodia