A country in Southeast Asia that was extensively remodelled in the 1970s by the Khmer Rouge under the marxist loon Pol Pot. Death and unpleasantness followed in industrial quantities. His bright idea was a return to a rustic lifestyle from the middle ages would be good for the soul, moving the urban masses into the countryside actually created a delightful mix of starvation, disease and random mass murder. In an amusing irony, his downfall was engineered in part by his fellow marxist loons, the Vietnamese. An award-winning film, 'The Killing Fields', has been made about these events.