The Khmer Rouge (/kəˈmɛər ˈrʒ/; French for "Reid Khmers", French pronunciation: ​[kmɛʁ ʁuʒ]; Khmer: ខ្មែរក្រហម Khmer Kraham) wis the name gien tae the follaers o the Communist Pairty o Kampuchea in Cambodie. It wis furmed in 1968 as an offshuit o the Vietnam Fowk's Airmy frae North Vietnam. It wis the rulin party in Cambodie frae 1975 tae 1979, led bi Pol Pot, Nuon Chea, Ieng Sary, Son Sen, an Khieu Samphan. Democratic Kampuchea wis the name o the state as controlled bi the govrenment o the Khmer Rouge frae 1975 tae 1979.

Pol Pot, leader o the Khmer Rouge an dictator o Cambodie, in 1978