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  • The Idea that Created the Killing Fields


    I will always put the needs of the nation before those of the individual.
    -Nuon Chea

    Nuon Chea (noon chee-ah) was the intellectual who provided the ideology for the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia and was second in command to the infamous Pol Pot. Within the Khmer Rouge, Nuon Chea was known as “brother number two.” From 1975-1979 the Khmer Rouged engaged in a systematic genocide of Cambodian “enemies of the people” that resulted in the death of an estimated two million people…in a nation of only seven million!

    So how does one justify the murder of two million people?

    We don’t have to wonder. Nuon Chea will tell us himself. Read more