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Pol Pot Line breaks: Pol Pot
Pronunciation: /pɒl ˈpɒt/

Definition of Pol Pot in English:

( Circa 1925–98), Cambodian communist leader of the Khmer Rouge, Prime Minister 1976-9; born Saloth Sar. During his regime the Khmer Rouge embarked on a brutal reconstruction programme in which many millions of Cambodians were killed. Overthrown in 1979, Pol Pot led the Khmer Rouge in a guerrilla war against the new Vietnamese-backed government until his official retirement in 1985.

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