What was the main goal of the Khmer Rouge?

What was the main goal of the Khmer Rouge?

In 1976, the Khmer Rouge established the state of Democratic Kampuchea. The party's aim was to establish a classless communist state based on a rural agrarian economy and a complete rejection of the free market and capitalism.

Is Khmer and Angkor the same?

Angkor, which is a Khmer version of the Sanskrit term nagara ("city"), was in fact a succession of sacred cities that served as the capital of the rulers of an empire from the ninth o the fifteenth centuries.

Who started Khmer empire?

Jayavarman II

Why are Cambodian houses built on stilts?

Built in 1915 by a wealthy Chinese-Khmer timber merchant on a remote island in the Mekong River, the house was set on stilts, nine feet off the ground, to protect it from floods and to maximize air circulation.

What are Cambodian houses?

Cambodia yields some of the most spectacular sites in Asia. Yet most traditional Cambodian houses are simple structures made of wood and built on stilts raising them from the ground. They vary in size, measured by the number of vertical posts used in their construction. Walls are of woven bamboo.

Where is the Cambodia?

Southeast Asia

Is Cambodia influenced by India?

Relations between Cambodia and India goes back to ancient times. ... India's influence in Cambodia is visible from the Hindu-style temples of Angkor Wat to written Khmer, which is a derivative of the Pallava script from present-day southern India. Both nations are part of the Non-Aligned Movement.