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Definitions and Synonyms of khmer rouge | Another word for khmer rouge | What is khmer rouge?

Definition 1: a communist organization formed in Cambodia in 1970; became a terrorist organization in 1975 when it captured Phnom Penh and created a government that killed an estimated three million people; was defeated by Vietnamese troops but remained active until 1999 - [noun denoting group]

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(khmer rouge is an instance of ...) a political movement that uses terror as a weapon to achieve its goals

(khmer rouge belongs to category ...) the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear

(khmer rouge belongs to a domain located in ...) a nation in southeastern Asia; was part of Indochina under French rule until 1946

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