Bystanders of the Cambodian Genocide

There were not many bystanders for the Cambodian Genocide because Pol Pot's groups killed anyone who did not cooperate. However, some bystanders were involved that played a rather minimal part. They include:
  • some Americans were still in Cambodia from the Vietnam War
  • Lon Nol-U.S.-backed head of state who fled Cambodia
  • Ambassador Dean of the United States
  • Ung Sok Choeu-participated in student peace demonstatrations
  • Ngy Duch-Pailan
  • China
  • United States of America-entered, destroye, and left
  • Vietnam



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