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  Colonial Cambodia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Cambodia's chief official during the French colonial occupation, the only person responsible to the governor general of the Indochinese Union and who was appointed directly by the Ministry of Marine and Colonies in Paris was the colonial official known as the Résident Supérieur (Resident General).
During the 1920's, Cambodia profited when rubber and corn were in demand, but after the Great Depression in 1929, Cambodia began to suffer, especially among rice cultivators whose falling incomes made then more than ever the victims of moneylenders.
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.
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 History of Cambodia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The golden age of Khmer civilization, however, was the period from the ninth to the thirteenth centuries, when the kingdom of Kambuja, which gave Kampuchea, or Cambodia, its name, ruled large territories from its capital in the region of Angkor in western Cambodia.
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.
Cambodia was under Vietnamese occupation and in a civil war during the 1980s.
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 Early history of Cambodia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Archaeological evidence indicates that parts of the region now called Cambodia were inhabited during the first and second millennia BCE by a Neolithic culture may have migrated from southeastern China to the Indochinese Peninsula.
During this early period in Funan's history, the population was probably concentrated in villages along the Mekong River and along the Tonle Sap River below the Tonle Sap.
During the early ninth to the mid-fifteenth centuries, it was known as Kambuja, originally the name of an early north Indian state/tribe, from which the current forms of the name have been derived.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Early_history_of_Cambodia   (1942 words)

 Cambodia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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 was a protectorate of France from 1863 until the country received independence in 1953.
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 Cambodia Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The kingdom was founded by Jayavarman II with its capital at Angkor, and the Khmer Empire lasted from the early 9th century to the 15th 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].
www.variedtastes.com /encyclopedia/Cambodia   (4565 words)

 Untangling Cambodian History: The Banyan Tree
To understand Cambodia in the present, it is necessary to look at Cambodia in the past.
In the early 1960s, to much of the outside world, Cambodia seemed to be an insignificant country.
The cold war was raging, and in the eyes of the American public the front line of that war was clearly marked by the boundary between the communists in the north, and the noncommunists in the South.
www.mekong.net /cambodia/banyan1.htm   (1001 words)

 AllRefer.com - Cambodia : History : Early History to Independence, Cambodia (Cambodian Political Geography) - ...
Cambodia lost three western provinces to Siam and the region of Cochin China to the Annamese.
Early in 1954, Communist Viet Minh troops from Vietnam invaded Cambodia.
Cambodia withdrew from the French Union in 1955 and was admitted into the United Nations later that year.
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 History of Cambodia (1979-present) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Paris Conference on Cambodia was able to make some progress in such areas as the workings of an international control mechanism, the definition of international guarantees for Cambodia's independence and neutrality, plans for the repatriation of refugees and displaced persons, the eventual reconstruction of the Cambodia economy, and ceasefire procedures.
On October 23, 1991, the Paris Conference reconvened to sign a comprehensive settlement giving the UN full authority to supervise a ceasefire, repatriate the displaced Khmer along the border with Thailand, disarm and demobilize the factional armies, and to prepare the country for free and fair elections.
The UN Advance Mission for Cambodia (UNAMIC) was deployed at the same time to maintain liaison among the factions and begin demining operations to expedite the repatriation of approximately 370,000 Cambodians from Thailand.
www.pineville.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/History_of_Cambodia_(1979-present)   (1695 words)

 TravellingCambodia.com - Cambodia Travel Guide and Forum
From the 9th century to the 15th century Cambodia was the centre of the Khmer Empire, which for most of this period was based at Angkor.
Cambodia was a protectorate of France from 1863 until independence in 1953.
Cambodia's chief colonial official was the Résident Supérieur (Resident General), while residents, or local governors, were posted in all the principal provincial centers.
www.travelingcambodia.com   (2742 words)

 Cambodia Country Guide - History and Government - World Travel Guide Provided By Columbus Travel Publishing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
History: Little is known of the early history of Cambodia, although there is evidence of habitation in parts of the country as far back as 4000BC.
French involvement in Cambodia came about through its colonial engagement in Vietnam, and was largely intended to forestall possible British or Thai incursions along the Mekong river.
Cambodia drifted in a state of penury and semi-chaos throughout the 1980s, until a UN-led effort began to stabilise the country.
www.worldtravelguide.net /data/khm/khm580.asp   (1179 words)

 History (from Cambodia) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Covering a land area of 70,238 square miles (181,916 square kilometres), it is bordered on the west and northwest by Thailand, on the northeast by Laos, on the east and southeast by Vietnam, and on the southwest by the Gulf of Thailand.
Modern Cambodia is a remnant of the powerful Khmer Empire, which at its height from the 11th to the 13th century ruled much of what is now Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand.
History is a science—a branch of knowledge that uses specific methods and tools to achieve its goals.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-129475   (866 words)

 Architectural History Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Architectural history, like any other form of historical knowledge, is subject to the limitations and potentialities of history as a discipline.
In these respects, architectural history is a subdiscipline of art history that focuses on the historical evolution of principles and styles in the design of buildings and cities.
The establishment of architectural history as a discipline in the West is reflected in the greater historical clarity of western architectural development, whilst the understanding of non-western architecture often proceeds with less historical context.
www.alienartifacts.com /encyclopedia/Architectural_history   (1896 words)

 History of Cambodia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Demonstrations took place across college campuses in the US, culminating in the death of four students at Kent State, as well as two students at Jackson State, lending support in the US withdrawal from Vietnam.
By 1973, the CPNLAF were fighting battles against government forces with little or no North Vietnamese troop support, and they controlled nearly 60% of Cambodia's territory and 25% of its population.
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 Cambodia Information and Hotel reservation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
These early dwellers lived in buildings similar to those inhabited by today's Khmers, indicating that they may be direct ancestors, but the origin of these first settlers and the date of their arrival in Cambodia is unknown.
Cambodia's heyday, the Angkorian period, started in the early ninth century when the rival Chenla kingdoms united under King Jayavarman II as their universal monarch.
Under the Paris Peace Accords, sweeping powers were granted to the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC), who were to implement and oversee free and fair elections in 1993, at that point the largest UN operation in history....
tocambodia.com /history.htm   (629 words)

Situated on the Indochinese peninsula, Cambodia is bordered by Thailand and Laos on the north and Vietnam on the east and south.
Cambodia's lower house of parliament ratified the agreement in October 2004.
Cambodia: Government - Government Under the constitution promulgated in 1993 and subsequently amended, Cambodia is a...
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107378.html   (1449 words)

 Cambodia history and travel information - the Official Website   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Cambodia's early history, was significantly influenced by India and China, particularly by the Funan Kingdom for the first six centuries AD, followed by the Khmers from Chenla state (chenla of land and chenla of water).
To their surprise, Sihanouk dissolved the national parliament in January 1953, declared martial law, and campaigned for independence, which was proclaimed on 9 November 1953.
The country was recognised as the Kingdom of Cambodia by the Geneva Conference of May 1954.
www.visit-mekong.com /cambodia/background/history.htm   (778 words)

 GoCambodia.com - A Cambodian Portal Website
From the discoveries that have been made, we know that the earliest inhabitants of Cambodia came to Indochina in several great waves of migration over a period of at least a thousand years.
In 1884 King Norodom was forced by the French to sign another treaty, and Cambodia became a French colony.
Cambodia's first-ever democratic elections were held in May, 1993, supervised by a large UN peacekeeping mission.
www.gocambodia.com /cambodia/history.asp   (1725 words)

 History of Southeast Asia to the Early Nineteenth Century (Andaya)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
History of Southeast Asia to the Early Nineteenth Century (Andaya)
History of Southeast Asia to the Early Nineteenth Century
The course is a survey of the history of Southeast Asia from organized communities in the beginning of the Christian era to the formation of nation states in the early nineteenth century.
library.kcc.hawaii.edu /external/asdp/history/seasian/hist305.htm   (428 words)

Cambodia was able to regain its UN seat, lost nearly a year earlier as a result of Hun Sen's coup.
In March 2003 the UN and Cambodia announced that after five years they had finally agreed on a system to try senior Khmer Rouge officials on charges of genocide.
Cambodia: History - History Early History to Independence The Funan empire was established in what is now Cambodia in...
www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0107378.html   (1385 words)

 Encyclopedia: Early History of Laos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Lao people share their earliest known history with the Thais.
Culturally, this polyethnic, hierarchical, and militarized state was to have a great influence on later societies in Indochina, transmitting the Tantric Buddhism of Bengal to Laos, Thailand, and the Shan state, and possibly Cambodia, and the political ideology of the Dhammaraja (protector of Buddhism).
Ramkhamhaeng, an early ruler of the new Thai dynasty in Sukhothai, made himself the agent of Mongol interests, and in 1282-84 eliminated the vestiges of Khmer and Cham power in central Laos.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Early-History-of-Laos   (1106 words)

 Cambodia History - TravelPuppy.com
The French presence in Cambodia came about through its colonial involvement in Vietnam, and was primarily intended to forestall the possible British or Thai incursions along the Mekong river.
In 1978, the Vietnamese army- fed up with Khmer's excesses – invaded Cambodia and overthrew the Pol Pot's regime.By 1981 a new constitution was in place and in 1982, Phnom Penh, a ghost city under the Khmer Rouge, saw the return of up to 600,000 inhabitants from the countryside.
Cambodia drifted in a state of semi-chaos throughout the 1980s, until a United Nations-led effort began to stabilise the country.
travelpuppy.com /cambodia/history.htm   (1005 words)

 A History of Cambodia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The history of Cambodia dates all the way back until the first and second millenia B.C. This is when scientists believe people first inhabitated the region that is now Cambodia.
In the mid 19th centurty Cambodia was in extremely poor condition.
Soon after this Cambodia was made part of the Indochina Union with Annam, Tonkin, China, and Laos.
www.fatherryan.org /holocaust/cambodia/Joe/history.htm   (178 words)

 Cambodia History & Cambodia Culture | iExplore   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Little is known of the early history of Cambodia, although there is evidence of habitation in parts of the country as far back as 4000BC.
From then until the establishment of the French protectorate, Cambodia was in thrall to its more powerful Thai and Vietnamese neighbors.
Cambodia aspires to the status of an Asian ‘tiger’ economy and has joined, along with its neighbor Vietnam, the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN), now the principal regional economic co-operation body.
nyt.iexplore.com /dmap/Cambodia/History   (1453 words)

 Cambodia: History
The actions of the South Vietnamese troops in Cambodia and the resumption of heavy U.S. air bombings in their support, with the inevitable destruction of villages and killing of civilians, alienated many Cambodians and created considerable sympathy for the Communists.
Cambodia: remembering the killing fields: Paul Bellamy examines the bloody recent history of Cambodia and warns that it faces an uncertain future.
Travel: Temples, tragedy, tourism and trade; Despite the turmoil of its past, Cambodia is shaping up to be one of the top tourist destinations thanks to the richness of the Khmer history.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/world/A0920726.html   (1978 words)

 History Channel
Although the Tuaregs founded Timbuktu in the early twelfth century, they were nomads who kept only loose control over the city.
As the town became increasingly important to the gold and salt trades, it was captured from the Tuaregs and brought under the reign of the Mali Empire, the second great West African kingdom, and the first great Muslim kingdom, in the Sudan.
Islam was introduced to West Africa by Arab merchants travelling along the Saharan caravan routes in the early ninth century and gradually influenced West Africa through the migration of Muslim merchants, scholars, and settlers.
www.historychannel.com /classroom/unesco/timbuktu/history.html   (445 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: A History of Cambodia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This is a very succint but adequate history of Cambodia, which started some 2,000 years ago with the Funan empire (1st to 6th centuries AD) and reached its peak with the Khmer empire (9th to 13th centuries AD) and its famous Angkor monuments.
We learn, for instance, that well before Cambodia became a disposable pawn in bloody post-war neo-imperialist games, it was long an important prize in a previous bipolar arena of gruesome geopolitical struggle--that between Vietnam and Siam in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Thus the tragedy of modern Cambodia does not lie in Western, patronizing visions of the Cambodians as innocent children, but rather in the story of a wordly civilization that had endured and survived so many depradations from outsiders, only to all but self-destruct in our own time.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0813335116?v=glance   (1434 words)

 AST 362: Asian Perspectives Seminar: Cambodia
An introduction to the early history of Cambodia and neighboring states will serve as a background to the main study, which will cover the time from the downfall of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge to the present day.
It is a given that the forbearance of Cambodia's people and culture in the aftermath of horrific destruction wrought by the Khmer Rouge is well worth studying.
Taped interviews and videos from Cambodia, and guest lecturers from the local Cambodian-American community will be an integral part of the course, which will be held in seminar format.
www.providence.edu /facsenat/pending/ast362.htm   (1143 words)

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