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On January 7, 1979, Vietnamese troops seized the Cambodian capitol of Phnom Penh, forcing the ouster of Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge, a regime with a legacy of genocide. Fear of such an invasion helped his Communist party stage a coup in 1975, devastating the country. Trained as a Stalinist in Paris, Pol Pot eventually embraced Maoism and developed close ties to China during his four year reign of terror.

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