Pol Pot's Timeline

Events

Birth of Pol Pot

19 May 1925

Kompong Thom, Cambodia

Pol Pot returned to Cambodia from Paris

Jan 1953

Cambodia won its independence from the French

13 Mar 1954

Sihanouk started Popular Socialist Community

1 Jan 1955 - 12 Dec 1955

Enforces democracy.

Vietnam War

1 Nov 1955 - 30 Apr 1975

Pol Pot replaced Samouth as a Party Secretary

22 Feb 1963 - 6 Dec 1981

Cambodia Civil War

1967 - 1975

Pol Pot and the CPK leaders prepared to take down Prince Sihanouk

Dec 1969 - Jan 1970

Lon Nol as Cambodia's President

10 Mar 1972 - 1 Apr 1975

Genocide

1975 - 1979

Re-named to Democratic Kampuchea

1975 - 1982

Pol Pot & Khmer Rouge seized control of Cambodia

17 Apr 1975

Pol Pot assigned as Prime Minister

1976

Khien Samphan becomes Head Of State

1976

Relations between Vietnam Worsen

Apr 1976

Pol Pot began removing his rivals.

Nov 1976

Pol Pot sentenced to death

Jul 1979

Death of Pol Pot

15 April 1998

Near Along Veng