Khmer Rouge

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The name of the followers of Pol Pot’s Communist Party of Kampuchea, the totalitarian political machine that ruled Cambodia from 1975 to 1979
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and shrouded the regime itself in mystery by referring to itself as Angkar Padevoat, or Revolutionary Organization (Chandler 1991: 2; Tyner: 141-43).
Angkar became the rallying cry, the central organizing concept, and the justification for a new Democratic Kampuchea.
Consequently, as the 'dad-mom' of the people, Angkar was conceived as having 'true' knowledge and authority.