State Violence in Democratic Kampuchea (1975–1979) and Retribution (1979–2004)

  title={State Violence in Democratic Kampuchea (1975–1979) and Retribution (1979–2004)},
  author={H. Locard},
  journal={European Review of History: Revue europ{\'e}enne d'histoire},
  pages={121 - 143}
  • H. Locard
  • Published 2005
  • Sociology
  • European Review of History: Revue européenne d'histoire
  • Along with perhaps North Korea, Democratic Kampuchea (DK), as the Khmer Rouge (KR) regime called itself, can be regarded as the ultimate twentieth-century paradigm of the totalitarian state. Using sheer violence and terror, a small clique usurped state power viewing itself as endowed with the messianic mission to bring happiness and prosperity faster than any of its revolutionary model and competitors. It came to control every aspect of social and private life. No one was allowed to nurse, let… CONTINUE READING


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