Pol Pot

Pol Pot

Birthday1925-05-19
AgeHe is 92 years old
Birth Sign Taurus (avr. 20 - mai 20)
EthnicityChinese Cambodian
GenderMale
ReligionAtheism
His Profession
His Parents
Pol Pot's mother's and father's name are Pen Saloth and Sok Nem
Pol Pot's Child
He has 1 Child. Name is Saloth Sitha.
Alias for Pol Pot
known other names for Pol Pot
Who is Pol Pot?
Pol Pot, born Saloth Sar, was a Cambodian communist revolutionary who led the Khmer Rouge from 1963 until 1997. From 1963 to 1981, he served as the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Kampuchea. As such, he became the leader of Cambodia on 17 April 1975, when his forces captured Phnom Penh. From 1976 to 1979, he also served as the prime minister of Democratic Kampuchea. He presided over a totalitarian dictatorship that imposed a radical form of agrarian socialism on the country. His government forced urban dwellers to move to the countryside to work in collective farms and forced labour projects. The combined effects of executions, forced labour, malnutrition and poor medical care caused the deaths of approximately 25 percent of the Cambodian population. In all, an estimated 1 to 3 million people died due to the policies of his four-year premiership. In 1979, after the Cambodian–Vietnamese War, Pol Pot fled to the jungles of southwest Cambodia, and the Khmer Rouge government collapsed.
Education
He went to the following schools
  • 1953 - EFREI
Government Positions
  • Prime minister - 1976-04-14 - Democratic Kampuchea
  • Prime minister - 1976-10-25 - Democratic Kampuchea
Pol Pot's Books
  • Genocide in Cambodia