Pol Pot Speech

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Pol Pot Speech History Assessment My name is Pol Pot, but I wasn’t always born with this name. I was born as Saloth Sar, I was the notorious leader of the Khmer Rouge (also known as the Red Cambodians). I was responsible for the deaths of over 25% of Cambodia’s population between 1975-1979. In just four years I killed over 3 million innocent people thanks to starvation or more often than not, torture or simply outright murder. I was born on the 19th May 1925 in Prek Sbauv, the Kampong Thum Province, north of Phnom Penh. I was the eighth of nine children and the second of three sons. My father was a prosperous farmer and my family had many connections to the Cambodian Royal family. However, I was a poor student, I was educated by Buddhist Monks at a private Catholic Institution in Phnom Penh and then at a technical school, (where I studied mechanical and scientific subjects) in the small town of Kompong Cham to learn carpentry. I later obtained a government scholarship to study radio and electrical technology in Paris. Yet, in France I began to spend less time studying and more time becoming involved with Communist Parties. After returning to Cambodia in 1953 I joined the underground communist party “United Khmer Issark (Freedom) Front” which was one of the many Cambodian groups that opposed to French Control of Cambodia, as well as the government of Prince Norodom Sihanouk. After Cambodia won its independence from the French in 1954, I became involved with the Khmer People Revolutionary Party (KPRP for short) the first Cambodian communist party. I have an extreme hatred for intellectuals, you know those people that think study and understand things. I was influenced by Tou Samouth, a former Front president who was interested in making the KPRP an openly Cambodian...
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