Cambodian Genocide

Disciplines: History, Political Science

The mass killings of the Cambodian people by the Khmer Rouge between 1975 and 1979.

The death toll in the Cambodian genocide is estimated to be around 2,000,000.

Most genocide scholars consider the Cambodian Genocide to be one of the three canonical genocides of the twentieth century, along with the Armenian Genocide, and the Holocaust.

The distinguishing character of the Cambodian genocide is its ideological character.

Some scholars characterize the Cambodian Genocide as autogenocide, since, in this particular case, the perpetrators and the victims belong the same ethnicity.

Also See:

· autogenocide
· genocide
· Khmer Rouge

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