After the Khmer Rouge extermination, most of the remaining population was completely deprived of an education. The killing field showed the bones of the Cambodians intellectual elite: whoever wasn’t capable of climbing a palm tree, or those who wore glasses (symbols of an intellectual life), were murdered because useless or dangerous for the Pol Pot’s regime. Furthermore, the elderlies, the ethnic minorities, and the disabled were slaughtered, while the survivors exchanged the little they were left with for food and rice. Hun Sen inherited a country of ghosts, in which allies and enemies walked away, together, to cross the border to Thailand.
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