Pol Pot's Copy of "The Communist Manifesto"
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Origin

Pol Pot's brutal dictatorship of Cambodia

Type

book

Effects

Gives the user megalomania

Downsides

User will be slowly poisoned

Activation

Reading

Collected by

Artie Nielson

Section

Constatine-77GH

Aisle

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Shelf

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Date of Collection

July 14th, 2003

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Origin[edit | edit source]

Pol Pot was a brutal dictator of Cambodia from 1976 to 1979. Despite his brief reign, he became known as one of histories most evil rulers. Using his particular spin of Marxist ideology with his own "tincture of Buddhism", Pot seized power with his party "Khmer Rouge", a.k.a. the Communist Party of Kampuchea in Cambodia.

In a break with Marxist tradition, Pot attempted to isolate the people of Cambodia from all outside influences including foreign trade, products, and ideas. His troops would force people to abandon their homes and march for long distances to field houses where he wanted them to work. He wanted to create an all-encompassing agricultural commune within the country.

Due to his absurd practices and mismanagement, nearly 25% of the population of Cambodia died due to starvation, malaria, and genocide. A small minded man, afraid of any opposition, Pot attempted to eliminate any opposition from educated people by rounding up and killing anyone who showed signs of academic learning, such as having a college education or even wearing glasses.

Pot was later removed from power spend the remainder of his life under house arrest. On the night he was to be turned over to U.S. forces to stand trial for crimes against humanity, he died. Drugs were later found in his body, and it remains a mystery whether it was murder or suicide.

Effects[edit | edit source]

When read it gives the user megalomania and a desire to control others. The more the user tries to exert his/her control, the more their body will be exposed to poison from the book.

Collection[edit | edit source]

Collected from Pol Pot's belongings by Artie under orders from Mrs. Frederick. She was particularly insistent on collecting this artifact before it could affect anyone.

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