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 Britain.tv Wikipedia - Vietnam War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The chief cause of the war was the failure of Vietnamese nationalists, in the form of the Viet Minh, to gain control of southern Vietnam both during and after their struggle for independence from France in the First Indochina War of 1946-1954.
The Vietnam War was finally concluded on 30 April 1975, with the fall of the South Vietnamese capital of Saigon to North Vietnamese forces.
The massive escalation of the war from 1964 to 1968 was justified by the administration as a response to the Gulf of Tonkin Incidents of 2-4 August 1964.
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 Preface--The Fifteen-Year War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Cambodians and Laotians view the war differently; though Cambodia and Laos, like Vietnam, were part of the French Empire the three nations were swallowed up in the war at different times and in different ways.
The Cambodian civil war which erupted after the Lon Nol coup of March 1970, though politically distinct from the struggles around it, was inseparable from them operationally, and the fall of Phnom Penh in April 1975 heralded that of Saigon less than two weeks later.
The major strategic issues of the war were resolved by the hostilities which began in 1946 near Haiphong, impelled by the Vietnamese desire for independence from French rule, and ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon to the Peoples Army of Vietnam (PAVN).
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 English   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Cambodian police are widening their crackdown on child sex tourism in response to mounting international protests, including direct pressure from the Australian Government.
Cambodian Red Cross official Antony Spalton said on Monday 3,000 families were evacuated from their homes in the eastern province of Kampong Chang, and another 1,000 families from Kratie in the north-east.
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has sacked his top drug officer after one of the officer's personal aides was arrested and charged with drug trafficking.
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 Cambodian Civil War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This conflict, although an indigenous civil war, was considered to be part of the larger Second Indochina War (1960-1975) that also consumed the neighboring Kingdom of Laos and Republic of Vietnam.
From 1972 through 1974, the war was conducted along FANK's lines of communications north and south of the capital in order to maintain contact with the rice-growing regions of the northwest and along Route 5 and the Mekong River, the Republic's overland connections to the south.
War was one thing, the offhand manner in which the Khmer Rouge dealt out death, so contrary to the Khmer character, was quite another.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cambodian_Civil_War   (5815 words)

 Spirit, reset in stone
The building plans were destroyed by war, but a French-led archeological team is reconstructing the ancient pyramid, stone by stone.
The civil war that followed the ouster of the Khmer Rouge lasted until the mid-1990s.
Cambodian officials say the international effort to preserve Angkor is a model for restoring monuments in other war-torn parts of the world, including Afghanistan's giant stone Bamian Buddhas destroyed by the Taliban in 2001.
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 'April 1865': The month that shaped a nation - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
One obstacle to ending the war and forging that peace was the political leader of the opposition forces.
The end of the Civil War formally ended the issue of slavery, a question that had been, in effect, tabled at the signing of the Declaration of Independence about 90 years earlier.
At an Old-South church, after the war has ended, a freedman shocks the all or mostly-white congregation by being the first person to rise, walk to the front of the church and kneel at the communion rail.
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 Vietnam War 1962 - 1972
The extension of the war into a sovereign state, formally neutral, further inflamed anti-war sentiment in the US and provided the impetus for further anti-war demonstrations in Australia.
Australia's participation in the war was formally declared at an end when the Governor-General issued a proclamation on 11 January 1973.
The war was the cause of the greatest social and political dissent in Australia since the conscription referendums of the First World War.
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 It's over now -- National Organization for Women at UH
Later, the Vietnam War resulted in the North Vietnamese ultimately conquering the rest of the country and establishing the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in 1975 (both the Democratic Republic of Vietnam and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam were communist states).
The conflict also led to a communist state being established in Laos, and the related Cambodian Civil War resulted in the establishment of the quasi-communist state of Democratic Kampuchea in 1975.
A civil war led to the establishment of the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen in 1969.
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 Vietnam_War - The real meaning from Timesharetalk wikipedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
To some degree the Vietnam War was a "proxy war," one of several that erupted during the Cold War period that followed the conclusion of the Second World War and decolonization.
Following the outbreak of the Korean War, Truman announces "acceleration in the furnishing of military assistance to the forces of France and the Associated States in Indochina…" and sends 123 non-combat troops to help with supplies to fight against the communist Viet Minh.
It was on the basis of the administration's assertions that the attacks were "unprovoked aggression" on the part of North Vietnam, that the U.S. Congress approved the Southeast Asia Resolution (also known as the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution) on 7 August.
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 The Cambodian Civil War, 1970-5
The conquest of Southeast Asia by the Japanese and the events of the Second World War revealed to the Cambodians, as they did to very many Asian peoples, that Europeans and Westerners were not invincible and that independence from their control was an attainable goal.
However, the unwillingness of the French to provide any kind of appropriate educational system or build modern institutions in their colonies meant that there was little ideological opposition to the twin dogmas of either recidivist nationalism or communism.
From the period of the expulsion of the French to the 1970s, these forces clashed in the polling station and in the field until open warfare was declared.
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 About Facts Net
The war of 1812 was fought against the British and lasted about 3 years.
There were other wars in the area that we got involved with, some covertly.
They were the Laotian Civil War which started somewhere around 1960 and lasted for 15 years and the Cambodian Civil War that began around 1970 and lasted until 1975.
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 Home Page I: Recently Updated News & analyses on Cambodian economic, political & social events, 2006
First, most Cambodians are fully aware that any financial assistance given to Cambodia by the international community would go to fill the Hun Sen and Funcinpec supporters' pockets, and not to feed the poor, as suggested by Sihanouk.
As the most powerful democratic country in the world, and as a former active participant in the Indochina war when it carried out secret carpet bombings of the Viet Cong sanctuary in Eastern Cambodia during the late 1960’s, the United States should be more deliberately committed to this trial.
The Cambodian tribunal is expected to indict between five and 10 individuals, although prosecutors and investigating judges would be able to bring charges against more, Reach Sambath said.
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 The History Guy: The Wars of Vietnam: From the Beginning of the 20th Century to the Present
Included are the rebellions and uprisings against the colonial French rulers, the conflicts involving both North and South Vietnam as well as the conflicts fought by a united Vietnam after 1975.
--During the Second World War, while France was defeated and partially occupied by Germany in 1940, both Japan and her ally Thailand initiated border conflicts with the French colonial forces in Vietnam and Indochina.
Results of this war include: moving Hanoi closer to the Soviet Union, which was a rival of China; a modernization of the PLA as China realized they did not do very well against a smaller country; and the beginning of a long-lasting but low-level border conflict with between Vietnam and China.
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 New Books and Reviews
Those Cambodian leaders such as Sihanouk, Ranariddh, Hun Sen, Sam Rainsy who still have some voice are so busy in defending themselves for their past crimes or mistakes that they are swamped by the opinions expressed by these so-called experts in Cambodian affairs.
First of all we must never forget that the aggressors in the civil war were on the one hand the 60,000 Vietminh troops that occupied the so-called "sanctuaries" inside Cambodia near its eastern border.
In War and Hope (1980), he describes the use of children: "once enrolled into the revolutionary army, those children are separated from their families and taken away from their native village.
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 Sad Times Are Already Here: Analysis Of The Liberian Apocalypse
Often, civil society leaders of war- prone nations as well as neighboring countries that are often affected by the deteriorating refugee crises associated with civil wars would seek the United Nations' assistance; attempting to end political crises and to restore internal security to their war ravaged countries/neighbors.
This tends to create within the conflict prone nations, political environments that are not marred by threats of intimidation, harassment, the assassination of opposition leaders and the incarceration of other permanent political figures and their supporters.
In circumstances where civil administration has been badly damaged or has completely collapsed, the United Nations has in the past stepped in to repair the broken civil institution while simultaneously training a whole new core of civil servants for the affected nation.
www.theperspective.org /sadtimeshere.html   (2497 words)

 Asia Society - Publications -
This chapter seeks to contribute to such reassessment by exploring the strategy adopted to end the Cambodian civil war and the reasons for that strategy's ultimate failure.
The Cambodian conflict, it must be remembered, should have been a relatively simple one to resolve.
When the results failed to reflect the administrative and military dominance of the Cambodian People's Party (CPP), they had to be shelved in favor of an intricate power-sharing arrangement between the CPP and the victorious royalist party, FUNCINPEC (the French acronym for the National United Front for an Independent, Neutral, Peaceful and Cooperative Cambodia).
www.asiasociety.org /publications/cambodia/failure.html   (10325 words)

 Cambodian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
war, many land titles were in dispute, and nearly half of the refugees were under the age of 15 and
By 1978 renewed civil war caused further economic disruption.
World War II, but France reclaimed it in 1945 as part of the newly conceived French Union.
www.cambodian.com /history.asp   (2167 words)

 ipedia.com: Cambodian Civil War Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Although North Vietnam had established a special unit in 1966 to train the Cambodian communists, it was extremely reluctant to alienate Sihanouk at a time when vital supplies were passing through the port of Kampong Saom and along the Ho Chi Minh Trail to the Viet Cong bases along the CambodiaVietnam border.
Thousands of young urban Cambodians flocked to join FANK in the months following the coup and, throughout its five-year life, the republican government forces held a numerical edge over their opponents, the padded payrolls and the phantom units reported in the press notwithstanding.
Their troops controlled the banks of the Mekong River, and they were able to rig ingenious mines to sink convoys bringing relief supplies of food, fuel, and ammunition to the slowly starving city.
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 Past Winners Week in D.C.: National Peace Essay Contest: Education: U.S. Institute of Peace
In these simulation exercises, students will assume the roles of Cambodian and other international leaders in proposing, formulating, and negotiating ways to redress past war crimes in Cambodia as they also begin to build a viable poltical future for the country.
Solomon represented the United States in the 1991 peace talks that brought the 13 year Cambodian civil war to a close.
A current issues briefing with Tom Gjelten, a National Public Radio commentator who covered the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Neil Kritz, Senior Scholar with the Rule of Law Initiative at the United States Institute of Peace.
www.usip.org /ed/npec/dcweek/98/NPECwk98.html   (473 words)

 IDL 104 Lecture 10 Notes
Decade-long civil war reached stalemate by the end of the 1980s; realization that outright victory was impossible for either side
End of Cold War, patrons tire of war: China decreases support of Khmer Rouge; US no longer focused on opposing communist Vietnam; USSR wants to withdraw from Vietnam; Vietnam also unwilling to spend resources to support State of Cambodia
Khmer Rouge continues civil war but has no real means to fund it; Khmer Rouge soldiers desert; civil war slows to an end
idl.stanford.edu /104/lectures/notes10.html   (1142 words)

 Cambodian Arms Depot Explodes, Causing Deaths, Injuries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
In this VOA report, Kate Woodsome in Phnom Penh reports that the depot dates back to the Cambodian civil war of the 1970s.
He said the residents' fear and panic Thursday was reminiscent of the day the victorious Khmer Rouge entered Battambang, about 250 kilometers northwest of Phnom Penh, when the war ended on April 17, 1975.
Khieu Kanharith said he did not know how many tons of ammunition, used during the civil war, was still being stored in the depot at the time of the explosion.
quickstart.clari.net /voa/art/cp/2005-03-31-voa36.html   (337 words)

 Indonesia - Indonesia, ASEAN, and the Third Indochina War
Mochtar's response, which became the official ASEAN response, was to deplore the Vietnamese invasion and call for the withdrawal of foreign forces from Cambodia.
Finally, in mid-1991, fresh from diplomatic success in helping to end the Cambodian civil war, Indonesia took the initiative in seeking to open multilateral negotiations on competitive South China Sea claims, especially those claims involving jurisdictional disputes over the Spratly Islands.
The settlement of the Cambodian conflict, Southeast Asia's own cold war, combined with the dramatically altered balance of power in the region, raised the question of what new political cement might hold ASEAN together in the post-Cold War environment in the early 1990s.
countrystudies.us /indonesia/99.htm   (1022 words)

The group A.N.S.W.E.R. which organized the anti Iraq war rallies and allowed North Korea to speak at them (the FBI is currently investigating them for getting money from N. Korea), N. Korea has killed 1.6 million civilians in both N. and S. Korea not including death by famine.
And so long as they explain themselves carefully, they are willing to attend demonstrations against the Iraq war organized—as many of the main ones in the U.S. were—by A.N.S.W.E.R. (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism), a group whose guiding figures defend North Korea's Stalinist regime.
They were not combatants in civil war or rebellions, they were not criminals.
civildefense.blogdrive.com /comments?id=73   (2207 words)

 FRONTLINE/WORLD . Iraq - Reporting the War . The Story | PBS
Her honesty and blunt criticism of the war skyrocketed the email across the Internet, and it became a prominent news item in and of itself.
During the Vietnam War, American journalists had almost unfettered access to the action on the ground.
This feature film is based on the real-life experiences of Ed Horman, a politically conservative father from the United States who searched for his son, a journalist who went missing while covering a coup in Chile.
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 A Silent President, War Crimes And A Future In The Balance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The first comprehensive codification of War Crimes was under the Leiber Code issued by President Lincoln in 1863 during the American Civil War.
On June 27, 2001, the United Nations issued a press release stating that a Memorandum of Understanding was to be signed between the United Nations and the Government of Cambodia in aiding to help bring about trial for the atrocities of the Cambodian civil war.
Nevertheless the mechanism was established to put Pol Pot's former linchmen to court some 26 years after the civil war.
www.somalilandtimes.net /2003/55/5506.htm   (660 words)

 Calendrier complet des Jours Fériés du monde jusque 2050   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
*In 1987 talks began in Paris to try to settle the Cambodian civil war, and in 1989, Vietnam announced plans to withdraw its occupying troops from Cambodia.
A peace treaty was signed by all of Cambodia's warring factions on Oct. 23, 1991.
In May 1993 elections were held, and in September of that year a new democratic government was installed.
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 Perspective Newsletter Page 4
In 1975, I lost my entire family to the Cambodian Civil War and I became an orphan when I was 11 years old.
The Orphanage Center was established in the early in the early 1980's after the Cambodian Civil War when many children were left without parents.
However, these sources do not generate enough funds to care for the children properly, maintain the buildings, and to adequately pay the staff.
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