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  Far Outliers
Cambodia is the country in Southeast Asia with the smallest ethnic minority population, both relatively and in absolute numbers.
The traditional 'foreigners' in Cambodia are the Chinese and the Vietnamese, and these have always to a large extent been urban populations.
But in contrast to the Chinese, the Vietnamese in Cambodia are regarded by the majority of the Khmer as intruders, whose presence in the country many perceive as a threat to the Khmer-ness of the nation.
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 Discover the Wisdom of Mankind on Cambodia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Cambodia is the successor state of the once powerful Khmer Empire, which ruled most of the Indochinese Peninsula between the 11th and 14th centuries.
Cambodia's chief colonial official was the Résident Supérieur (Resident General) while lesser résidents, or regional governors, were posted in all of the provincial centers.
Cambodia has an area of about 181,040 square kilometers, sharing an 800-kilometer border with Thailand on the north and west, a 541-kilometer border with Laos on the northeast, and a 1,228-kilometer border with Vietnam on the east and southeast.
www.blinkbits.com /blinks/cambodia   (4434 words)

 Cambodia - The Colonial Economy
Soon after establishing their protectorate in 1863, the French realized that Cambodia's hidden wealth was an illusion and that Phnom Penh would never become the Singapore of Indochina.
Hou's 1955 doctoral thesis at the University of Paris was one of the earliest and most thorough studies of conditions in the rural areas during the French colonial era.
The Chinese had been in Cambodia for several centuries before the imposition of French rule, and they had dominated precolonial commerce.
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 History of South East Asia
European accounts of Cambodia in the late 16th century and first half of the 17th century suggest a cosmopolitan trading life involving Chinese, Japanese, Malay, Arab and other traders, but from the mid-17th century Cambodia became increasingly isolated from the sea, caught in the pincer movement of Thai and Vietnamese expansionism.
Cambodia was a country where commercial instincts had long been smothered by isolation, war and a ruling class which despised trade, other than as a source of taxation.
Cambodia’s elite acquired a French-language education from private tutors or abroad, but for the general population a meagre and essentially traditional education in Buddhist temple schools was all that was available.
www.aseanfocus.com /publications/history_cambodia.html   (7107 words)

 CAMBODIA : Encyclopedia Entry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Cambodia is the successor state of the once powerful Hindu and Buddhist Khmer Empire, which ruled most of the Indochinese Peninsula between the 11th and 14th centuries.
Cambodia continued as a protectorate of France from 1863 to 1953, administered as part of the French colony of Indochina.
Cambodia has an area of about 181,040 square kilometres (69,900 sq. mi), sharing an 800 kilometre (500 mi) border with Thailand in the north and west, a 541 kilometre (336 mi) border with Laos in the northeast, and a 1,228 kilometre (763 mi) border with Vietnam in the east and southeast.
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 Ethnic Chinese in Cambodia
In choosing Cambodia, these early immigrants had abandoned China, for in the lore and law of ancient China the very act of forsaking one's ancestral homeland was seen as the lowest form of crime, punishable by death.
Cambodia's wealthiest businessmen and most important officials flocked to this famous temple, and each year the procession of spirits organised by the temple was invited by King Sihanouk to parade through the grounds of his palace.
While many permanent settlers in Cambodia continued to marry Khmers as their forerunners had done, the overall proportion of mixed marriages gradually decreased and increasing numbers of Chinese children were born in Cambodia of two Chinese parents.
www.cascambodia.org /chinese_cam.htm   (12080 words)

 History of Cambodia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Prehistoric Cambodia is sparsely known, as a large area of modern-day Cambodia was under water at 6000 years ago.
Archaeological evidence indicates that parts of the region now called Cambodia were inhabited during the first and second millennia BCE by a Neolithic culture that may have migrated from southeastern China to the Indochinese Peninsula.
Cambodia enjoyed a brief period of prosperity during the sixteenth century because its kings, who built their capitals in the region southeast of the Tonle Sap along the Mekong River, promoted trade with other parts of Asia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_Cambodia   (2646 words)

 Education Policy Analysis Archives: Vol. 3 No. 19 Clayton "French Colonial Education"
Education in French colonial Cambodia was developed at a considerably slower pace than in neighboring French colonial Vietnam, and several scholars argue on this basis that the French purposefully withheld education from Cambodians in order first to consolidate and then to maintain power in the protectorate.
Cambodia's King Norodom agreed to French protection as a means of escaping a subordinate relationship with Thailand, but soon found himself struggling to limit French involvement in Cambodian affairs.
Cambodia continued to be strategically important to France as a buffer for Vietnam after the turn of the century, but the protectorate also assumed economic importance in its own right as a major exporter of rubber and rice (Chandler, 1993).
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 Top20Cambodia.com - Your Top20 Guide to Cambodia!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Cambodia is the successor state of the mighty Khmer Empire, which ruled most of the Indochinese Peninsula between the 11th and 14th centuries.
Cambodia's chief colonial official was the Resident Superieur (Resident General) while lesser residents, or regional governors were posted in all of the provincial centers.
The Khmer Rouge justified its actions by claiming that Cambodia was on the brink of major famine due to the American bombing campaigns, and that this required the evacuation of the cities to the countryside so that people could become self-sufficient, however this claim is generally dismissed as an excuse by many.
www.top20cambodia.com   (4428 words)

 Cambodia Travel Guide
Cambodia, bordered by Lao PDR (Laos) Thailand and Vietnam offers an amazing historical and cultural experience, warm friendly people and an untamed wild landscape.
Cambodia is home to one of the world's most spectacular historical sites - Angkor, a 12th century city built by the sophisticated Khmer civilization.
Battambang, praised as the beautifully made bowl of western Cambodia, is a relaxed little town by the river with several scenic attractions.
www.cambodia-hotels.com /travel-guide/cambodia/index.htm   (900 words)

 ipedia.com: Cambodian Civil War Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The KCP told people inside Cambodia that expressions of support for Sihanouk would result in their liquidation, and when the prince appeared in public overseas to publicize the GRUNK cause, he was treated with almost open contempt by Ieng Sary and Khieu Samphan.
United States bombing of enemy troop dispositions in Cambodia-- particularly in the summer of 1973, when intense aerial bombardment (known as Arclight) was used to halt a Khmer Rouge assault on Phnom Penh--bought time for the Lon Nol government, but did not stem the momentum of the communist forces.
Whatever the real extent of the casualties, the Arclight missions over Cambodia, which were halted in August 15, 1973, by the United States Congress, delivered shattering blows to the structure of life in many of the country's villages, and, according to some critics, drove the Cambodian people into the arms of the Khmer Rouge.
www.ipedia.com /cambodian_civil_war.html   (2763 words)

 Cambodia Travel -- Cambodia Tour Packages
Since the time of the Vietnam war in the sixties, Cambodia has had to suffer "secret" carpet bombings by the United States, followed by the reign of terror of the Khmer Rouge, a Vietnamese takeover, and a further 20 years of civil war.
A Word of Warning: Though Cambodia is now more peaceful than at any time in the last 30 years, visitors should still exercise caution - particularly in the capital.
The town itself is charming and pleasant enough to roam around, with some fine examples of French colonial architecture though modern developments, mostly in the form of hotels, has been swift here in recent years since the slow demise of the Khmer Rouge.
www.circleofasia.com /cambodia   (911 words)

 Cambodia travel guide - hotel, guesthouse and restaurant reviews, entertainment, attractions and much more...
Slowly and sadly, the dilapidated colonial era buildings are being torn down, so visit sooner rather than later, to grasp just a slither of the rustic beauty Phnom Penh must have once held.
Savour the riverside ambience of Phnom Penh, one of Asia's most charming colonial hangovers, before heading north to the riverside town of Kompong Cham for a couple of days of rivertrips and temple hunting.
Transportation in the this part of Cambodia is undeveloped, so the going can be slow and a tad uncomfortable -- slow and dusty in dry season and slower and muddy in the wet season -- but it is certainly worth perservering with.
www.travelfish.org /country/cambodia   (1340 words)

 French colonial empires Summary
Born in the Mekong Delta region of Ben Tre, Ky was educated by Catholic priests in his home village and later at missionary schools in Cambodia and Penang, Malaysia.
Including metropolitan France, the total area of land under French sovereignty reached 12,898,000 km² (4,980,000 squar miles) in the 1920s and 1930s, which is 8.6% of the world's land area.
New Zealand - the French established a Colony at Akaroa on Banks Peninsula in the South Island, but were thwarted in plans to expand by the arrival of HMS Britomart a few days before the French warship dispatched to the area.
www.bookrags.com /French_colonial_empires   (3452 words)

 CPAmedia.com: Cambodia - Food and Drink
The main national staple is of course rice, but French colonial influence has dictated that the Cambodians eat more bread--generally French-style baguettes--than any other Southeast Asian country.
Because of the country's incredible richness in waterways including the Mekong, Sap and Bassac Rivers, not to mention the Tonlé Sap, freshwater fish and prawns are especially popular--in addition to which plenty of fresh seafood is available from the Gulf of Thailand.
Imported wine--shades of Cambodia's colonial past--is similarly available in major towns, whilst domestic varieties promising strength and virility are widespread.
www.cpamedia.com /food/cambodian_food   (1521 words)

 Cambodia, Luxury, Colonial & Boutique Hotels, 4 & 5 Star Resorts, Low Rates & Online Booking
Cambodia’s capital has plenty of key attractions to keep travellers fascinated and in some cases, humbled.
Alternatively, just relax and be pampered in the blissful colonial confines of your city retreat.
Possessing the title of tallest building in Cambodia, the Intercontinental stands as the most domina...
www.differentasia.com /hdirectory/index.php?destination=331   (442 words)

 Colonial Cambodia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Another reason was that Norodom's favorite son, who he wanted to succeed him as king, Prince Yukanthor, had, on one of his trips to Europe, stirred up public opinion about French colonial brutalities in occupied Cambodia.
The Liberal Party, led by Prince Norodom Norindeth, represented the interests of the old rural elites, including large landowners.
Former French colonies in Africa and the Indian Ocean
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Colonial_Cambodia   (3106 words)

 Khmer Krom
Kampuchea Krom is formerly part of the Kingdom of Cambodia that colonial France colonized Cambodia in 1863, ceded Kampuchea Krom and renamed it to (French) Cochinchina, and transferred on June 4, 1949 to another colonial ruler, Vietnam.
KKC leader and other Khmer Kampuchea Krom human rights and religious associations, and non-governmental organizations in Kingdom of Cambodia and in the United States and Canada are granted audience with King Norodom Sihamoni during His Majesty The King's 54th Birthday Celebration.
June 4, 1949 colonial France, Act 49-733, ceded the territory of Kampuchea Krom (French Cochin China or Mekong Delta) to colonial Vietnam.
www.khmerkromngo.org   (1095 words)

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