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 Snapshot, Asia: Cambodia
Cambodia is the successor state of the mighty Khmer Empire, which ruled most of the Indochinese Peninsula between the 11th and 14th centuries.
The geography of Cambodia is dominated by the Mekong river (colloquial Khmer: Tonle Thom, i.e.
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.
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 Cambodia - HISTORY
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 (Great Lake) along the Mekong River, promoted trade with other parts of Asia.
Cambodia was still required to coordinate foreign policy matters with the High Council of the French Union, however, and France retained a significant measure of control over the judicial system, finances, and customs.
Cambodia's quest for security and nation- building assistance impelled the prince to search beyond Asia and to accept help from all donors as long as there was no impingement upon his country's sovereignty.
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 Dark ages of Cambodia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There were periods in the seventeenth and the eighteenth centuries, when Cambodia's neighbors were preoccupied with internal or external strife, that afforded the beleaguered country a breathing spell.
The youthful Khmer king, Ang Eng (1779-96), a refugee at the Thai court, was installed as monarch at Odongk by Thai troops.
In the view of the government in Paris, Cambodia was a promising backwater.
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 Cambodia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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 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.
The highest elevation of Cambodia is Phnom Aoral, near Pursat in the centre of the country, at 1,813 metres (5,948 feet).
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 TravellingCambodia.com - Cambodia Travel Guide and Forum
Cambodia was a protectorate of France from 1863 until independence in 1953.
After centuries of domination by neighboring Siam and Vietnam (a period sometimes called the "dark ages of Cambodia"), the country was made a French protectorate in 1863 and became part of French Indochina.
Cambodia's chief colonial official was the Résident Supérieur (Resident General), while residents, or local governors, were posted in all the principal provincial centers.
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 Comprehensive information and links about Cambodia
The geography of Cambodia is dominated by the Mekong river (colloquial Khmer:, i.e.
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.
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 dismissed as an excuse by many.
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 Cambodia
Cambodia is the traditional transliteration of the Khmer name of the country, while Kampuchea is another transliteration, more faithful to the Khmer pronunciation of the word.
Contrary to what some believe, Cambodia and Kampuchea are exactly the same word, being merely two different transliterations of the same Khmer word, much as Peking and Beijing are just two different transliterations of the same Chinese word.
The highest elevation of Cambodia is Phnom Aoral, near Pouthisat in the center of the country, at 1,813 meters (5,948 feet) above sea-level.
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 Cambodia
The previous edition of Cambodia: A Country Study was compiled in 1972 when the ill-fated Khmer Republic was fighting for its life against the Khmer Rouge.
Cambodia continues to be a desperately poor country, its infrastructure ravaged by war, and its thin stratum of educated citizens either in exile or nearly wiped out during the Khmer Rouge years; it is thus scarcely able to compile data that one has come to expect of other nations.
A word of explanation is needed concerning the use of "Cambodia" instead of "Kampuchea" to designate the country.
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 Cambodia
The informal and colloquial name of Cambodia, the one most used by Khmer people, is Srok Khmae (regular script Khmae is spelled with a final "r" in the Khmer alphabet, but the "r" is not pronounced; final "r" disappeared from Khmer pronunciation in the 19th century).
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.
Cambodia is also a major destination for sex tourism, and there is particular concern over child sex and forced prostitution [5].
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 Summary of Cambodia's History
The 13th and 14th centuries were not as successful for Cambodia, some believe it was due to the increased power of (and wars with) Thai kingdoms that had at one time paid homage to Angkor.
Cambodia was ravaged by Vietnamese and Thai invasions and wars up until the 19th century, when new dynasties in these countries fought over control of Cambodia.
A name change for the country was in order, so in 1993 Cambodia became known as the Kingdom of Cambodia and Sihanouk became the king once again after ratifying a new constitution which re-established the monarchy.
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 Cambodia
Suffrage is universal and voluntary for all citizens at the age of 18.
An NGO survey in 1995 of prostitution indicated that 31 percent of female prostitutes were between the ages of 12 and 17 years.
Several employees at one factory claimed to have misrepresented their ages by presenting inaccurate Government-issued documents in order to meet the factory's minimum age standard of 18 years of age.
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 Dark Ages (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Greek Dark Ages - the period in the history of Ancient Greece between the 12th century BC and 9th century BC from which no records, and only scant archaeological evidence, survive.
The Dark ages of Cambodia - the period from the mid-15th century to the establishment of a protectorate under the French in 1863
In Big Bang cosmology, the Dark Ages is a somewhat facetious nickname for the time between Recombination and Reionization.
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 Cambodia
Education is free but not compulsory through grade nine; many children leave school to help their families in subsistence agriculture, begin school at a late age, or do not attend school at all.
Child labor was not prevalent in the garment industry, although there was at least one instance of a young worker misrepresenting her age to gain employment in a garment factory.
The sex industry is estimated to employ from 80,000 to 100,000 sex workers, a sizable proportion of whom are victims of trafficking.
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 Cambodia Travel Guide from ElephantGuide.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
With a rich and proud cultural history - as evinced by the spectacular Angkor complex outside Siem Reap and elsewhere throughout the country - Cambodia is fast becoming a major destination for visitors to South East Asia.
Cambodia has been through a lot in relatively recent times, with the awful years of Khmer Rouge terror directly experienced by most Cambodians over 30 years old.
Before Pol Pot and his partners in crime hauled the country back into the dark ages, Cambodia had suffered firstly under the yoke of French colonialism, and later during the Vietnamese war with the Americans, when both sides cynically violated Cambodian borders to advance their relative cause.
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 History - Cambodia (Kampuchea) - Asia
No one knows for certain how long people have lived in what is now Cambodia, as studies of its prehistory are undeveloped.
A carbon-l4 dating from a cave in northwestern Cambodia suggests that people using stone tools lived in the cave as early as 4000 bc, and rice has been grown on Cambodian soil since well before the 1st century ad.
By the beginning of the 1st century ad, Chinese traders began to report the existence of inland and coastal kingdoms in Cambodia.
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These states, which are assumed by most scholars to have been Khmer,[1] had close relations with China and India.[2] Their collapse was followed by the rise of the Khmer Empire, a civilisation which flourished in the area from the 9th century to the 13th century.
In November 1978, Vietnam invaded Cambodia to stop Khmer Rouge incursions across the border and the ethnic cleansing of Vietnamese in Cambodia.[9] Violent occupation and warfare between the Vietnamese and Khmer Rouge holdouts continued throughout the the 1980s.
The current King of Cambodia, HM Norodom SihamoniThe politics of Cambodia formally take place, according to the nation's constitution of 1993, in the framework of a parliamentary, representative democratic monarchy.
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 ipedia.com: Cambodian Civil War Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This article is the part of the History of Cambodia series.
Early history of Cambodia Dark ages of Cambodia Colonial Cambodia Cambodia under Sihanouk Civil War in Cambodia Democratic Kampuchea History...
However, his arguments have been disputed by several United States officials--including the former ambassador to Cambodia, Emory C. Swank, and the former Air Force commander in Thailand, General John W. Vogt--in an appendix to the second volume of the memoirs of then Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger.
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 Top20Cambodia.com - Your Top20 Guide to Cambodia!
Contrary to what some believe, Cambodia and Kampuchea are exactly the same word, being merely two different transliterations of the same Khmer word -- much as Peking and Beijing are two different transliterations of the same Chinese word.
Due to its use by the Khmer Rouge, the transliteration Kampuchea is now eschewed, and the traditional Cambodia is preferred.
Catholic Church Cambodia The official website of the Catholic Church in Cambodia.
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 Cambodia lands - Asia Finest Discussion Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
if you want cambodia to fight back for our land, then educate yourself first and other khmers.
and while we are preparing ourselves...lets work on bettering whats left in cambodia.
Cambodia should be lucky they even have a country after all, Cambodia used to be a colony of Vietnam.
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