Talk:Communist Party of Kampuchea

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A POV-check tag was added earlier. It would be helpful if the editor who added the tag could point out which issues in the article are problematic for him/her. --Soman 11:51, 22 September 2007 (UTC)


A tag for a merger with Khmer Rouge has been added to this page. I oppose a merger, as the term KR is more problematic than so. KR is used not only to describe the members of CPK, but also its succesor PDK and people around CPK/PDK (like all soldiers of RAK, NADK, etc.). I had instead proposed that the messy Khmer Rouge article be merged with the chapter on Cambodian history 1975-1979, with retaining separate articles for separate organizations. --Soman 11:57, 22 September 2007 (UTC)

CPK flag, btw.
Yes I agree. (talk) 02:54, 28 June 2011 (UTC)


The veracity of the alleged CPK flag seems highly suspect to me for a few reasons 1: In researching the CPK and associated Khmer Rouge, I have not once seen this flag described or alluded to. All accounts which refer to a flag of the Kampuchean Communist party describe or depict the flag of Democratic Kampuchea, some variant of the Khmer Issarak flag, a plain red flag or (erroneously) the crutch-cross flag of the Monatio movement. 2: The Hammer and Sickle emblem featured is virtually identical to that which appears on the second and third generation USSR flags, having almost the same area of definition with the only divergence to be found near the grip of the round sickle. When scaled up, the USSR emblem is an almost perfect match 3: The file for CPKbanner.svg cites the New USSR flag as a source. When compared, the hammer and sickle matches up perfectly and it appears that this design was arrived at by merely removing the laurel wreath from the New USSR flag. The other source, CPKbanner.png has no verifiable sources (dead link) and is original work

If anyone can cite information which would confirm or deny my suspicion that this is not and has never been the flag of the CPK, it would be very helpful. From what is avalible to me at present, it looks like someone threw together a generic communist flag and posted it as that of the Angka — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:44, 18 November 2012 (UTC)

Look, I created File:CPKbanner.PNG, based on a photo of a CPK conference venue. It was not a generic communist flag, but based on exact measurements of the photo in question. The .svg version is more problematic, as it uses a style of hammer and sickle not generally used by Asian communist parties. --Soman (talk) 15:04, 19 November 2012 (UTC)