In the first podcast to explore the Khmer Rouge revolution in Cambodia, join Lachlan Peters as he explains one of the worst periods of mass death in the 20th century. In the beautiful Southeast Asian country of Cambodia, an uneasy neutrality during the Vietnam War would collapse into a civil conflict that plunged the nation into a brutal civil war. However, once the war was over the nightmare truly began. A student of Cambodian history for more than ten years, Lachlan Peters invites you to learn more about the reasons why this utter human tragedy - most commonly known as 'the Cambodian Genocide', or by the phrase 'the Killing Fields', took place. At the end of this original series you will be able to understand why the crimes of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge have impacted the country so severely. Please visit www.shadowsofutopia.com for more information.