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Cambodia’s God of Life and Peace

Rachel Chimits
July 5, 2019

After the horrific atrocities inflicted by the Khmer Rouge, Cambodia’s people are looking for the author of healing and new life.

The Khmer Rouge was one of the most brutal episodes in human history.

Communist dictator Pol Pot decided, in the wake of the Vietnam War, that Cambodia needed to become a socialist paradise, independent from all outside influences.

This movement involved executing every ethnic minority group his soldiers could find, slaughtering hundreds of thousands of intellectuals and church leaders and murdering anyone else who even dared to protest these changes.

Those who survived had to face starvation next as the communist farming programs repeatedly failed.