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    Well obviously a lot of that had to do with the historical relationship that Vietnam has had with it's neighbors. As well as the Sino-Soviet split, with the PRC supporting the Khmer Rouge and the USSR supporting the Vietnamese forces, etc. But who cares what the apologists for a Khmer supremacist regime wrote? Forces forged by the devastating effects of a protracted war are capable of unspeakable acts (besides the KR, other examples include the RUF in Sierra Leone and the Taliban in Afghanistan) but at least for any faults of the Vietnamese, for whatever their social imperialism or whatever you want to call it, at least they didn't descend into the depths of their neighbors despite decades of non-stop war. That's why there really isn't much in the way of "pro-KR" works, simply because there isn't much to extoll in what the regime did.
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    I'm pretty sure we had a Pol Pot fan on here not long ago. He might still be around.
    I think you're talking about that "milk" dude (I think that was his name).

    I got the impression he was more a Khmer Rouge hyper-nerd with an encyclopedic knowledge on his topic. Made some really interesting posts about them.

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    What really baffles me about the KR is that most of the ardent defenses I have heard have come from the actual Cambodians (only some I must stress) themselves. Basically some see it as an almost mystical call to arms of the ancient Khmer people, and that the Vietnamese despite so blatantly liberating them, are seen as the imperialist neighbors trying to corrode the spirit and self determination of Cambodia. Real batshit insane stuff, but I have heard that defense a staggering amount of times from actual Cambodian testaments.
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    Well obviously a lot of that had to do with the historical relationship that Vietnam has had with it's neighbors. As well as the Sino-Soviet split, with the PRC supporting the Khmer Rouge and the USSR supporting the Vietnamese forces, etc. But who cares what the apologists for a Khmer supremacist regime wrote? Forces forged by the devastating effects of a protracted war are capable of unspeakable acts (besides the KR, other examples include the RUF in Sierra Leone and the Taliban in Afghanistan) but at least for any faults of the Vietnamese, for whatever their social imperialism or whatever you want to call it, at least they didn't descend into the depths of their neighbors despite decades of non-stop war. That's why there really isn't much in the way of "pro-KR" works, simply because there isn't much to extoll in what the regime did.
    Vietnam actually played a much bigger part in the things that happened inside Democratic Kampuchea than many people would think.
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    First, I would like to say that I am not a fan of the Khmer Rouge. I am very interested in them and I read a lot about them. But most of the things I read about them come from hostile sources. Of course I have also read about them from "neutral" sources, but I would still like to read something that is pro-Khmer Rouge. So, is there any pro-Khmer Rouge literature online?
    I wouldn't exactly call it "pro-KR literature" - if anything it often makes them look outright unhinged - but there was a small collection of primary documents by the Communist Party of Kampuchea / Party of Democratic Kampuchea, called "Pol Pot Plans the Future". I might still have it somewhere - if I find it, I'll PM you the perfectly legal PDF I have.
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    I don't know whether this is the sort of text you are after or already have, but i know that pol pot wrote a book about his vision for DK, called 'saying's of Angkor' or something like that. Also how where the Vietnamese complicit to the KR regime?
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    I don't know whether this is the sort of text you are after or already have, but i know that pol pot wrote a book about his vision for DK, called 'saying's of Angkor' or something like that. Also how where the Vietnamese complicit to the KR regime?
    The Vietnamese at some points armed the Rouge during the Vietnam War, because they weren't as batshit insane yet seeing as they weren't in power, or they could of been, i'm not really sure.
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    I don't know whether this is the sort of text you are after or already have, but i know that pol pot wrote a book about his vision for DK, called 'saying's of Angkor' or something like that. Also how where the Vietnamese complicit to the KR regime?
    The Vietnamese worked as a link between the pro-Soviet faction of the Communist Party of Kampuchea and the Soviet Union. After the pro-Soviet faction attempted a coup, Kampuchea-Vietnam relations started getting worse. After that, the (pro-Chinese) leadership of the CPK became paranoid and the mass killings began.
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    Brother Number 1 is close
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    Anybody here got any Caldwell's book to share?

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