The word Khmer Rouge is rarely seen. 1_yx4j9eEOow9S6qELP0b0yQ Photo Credit: Double-A S21 Museum Foreigners who visit the memorial often think that the Khmer Rouge is a sudden monster and a terrible regime, but in the 1970s it actually had a large number of Cambodians behind it. Most of these people are from the countryside. They are fed up with the interference of the United States and Vietnam, and the historical memory of being oppressed by Thailand and Vietnam, which has made the Khmer people's nationalism awareness high, and therefore when the Khmer Rouge vowed to put this land on the ground When foreign powers were excluded, they responded. Many dignitaries in Cambodia today also participated in the Khmer Rouge, including today's Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen.
Today, the neighborhood of S21 is still color correction services full of ordinary people, and there are still children playing in the street, but the sound of reading books is replaced by sightseeing buses. This historical memory is also difficult to vindicate and trace back due to political sensitivity and changes in the current situation. 1_ExGrrVlFsE5O9bbMtcuX_g Photo Credit: Double-A Exhibition at S21 1_KNe8mJu9wAT7BubNm0cLdg Photo Credit: Double-A Exhibition at S21 However, for most Cambodians, rehabilitating is probably only a secondary job, and the focus now is how to live. The Khmer Rouge devastated Cambodia and set back the infrastructure for 20 years.
They copied China's Great Leap Forward in 1958 and forced urban people to go to the countryside to carry out various "production movements". Phnom Penh is no longer the little Paris of the East, but a dead city. They also enforced demonetization in order to implement communism, and many people's life savings were instantly wiped out. 0_9lTGJSCDy7lHUuqx Photo Credit: Double-A Infrastructure construction in Cambodia is still starting, but it will flood when it rains The shadow of demonetization still lingers in people's minds to this day.