Pol Pot In Cambodia Essay

Pol Pot in Cambodia.
This all started in 1925, when Pol Pot was born. He joined the underground communist movement in 1953. In 1962 he became leader of the communist party and was forced to flee into the jungle, in that same jungle he began building his own military resistance and began waging guerrilla war against the government. From 1969 until 1973 Pot watched as 150,000 Cambodian peasants were slain from U.S bombs.
In 1975 when they U.S left Vietnam. Cambodia’s government was in shambles it was plagued by corruption and it lost its military support from the U.S in the process. Now was the time for Pol Pot’s army to strike. On April 17th they marched into Phnom Penh and seized control of Cambodia. Now being in control he began building…