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  Sihanouk, Norodom - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Sihanouk was educated in Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City) and Paris and was elected king by a royal council in 1941.
In Mar., 1970, Sihanouk was overthrown by a rightist coup led by Lon Nol, who opposed his policy of allowing Viet Cong and North Vietnamese troops to use Cambodian territory.
The king who courted the Khmer Rouge (and survived); The career of King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia has been a bewildering trail of political twists and expedient turns.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/S/SihanoukN.asp   (561 words)

Sihanouk's coronation, along with the Japanese occupation during the war, worked to reinforce a sentiment among Cambodians that the region should be free from outside control.
The talks became protracted, however, and a UN agreement was not signed until 1992, when Sihanouk was appointed leader of an interim Supreme National Council convened to run the country until elections could be held in 1993.
King Norodom Sihanouk announced in Oct. 2004 that he had abdicated and selected his son, Prince Norodom Sihamoni, to succeed him.
www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0107378.html   (1240 words)

 Norodom Sihanouk
In Mar., 1970, Sihanouk was overthrown by a rightist coup led by
In 1981–82, once again in exile, he forged a coalition with the Khmer Rouge and others to oppose the Cambodian government imposed by the Vietnamese after their 1978 invasion.
Norodom Sihanouk - Norodom Sihanouk: see Sihanouk, Norodom.
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 US-Cambodia (1955-1993)
Sihanouk kindly declines the offer preferring to adopt a neutral stance in the conflict between his neighbors and the US.
While Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk is on a trip abroad, his top ministers, Lon Nol and Sirik Matak, with CIA backing, usurp control of the country and immediately begin cooperating with the United States military to expel the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong presence in Cambodia.
In Cambodia, UN-administered elections lead to a new constitution and the reinstatement of Norodom Sihanouk as king.
www.complete911timeline.org /timeline.jsp?timeline=cambodia   (1409 words)

 The World Factbook 2004 -- Field Listing - Executive branch
chief of state: King HAMAD bin Isa Al Khalifa (since 6 March 1999); Heir Apparent Crown Prince SALMAN bin Hamad (son of the monarch, born 21 October 1969)
chief of state: King ABDALLAH II (since 7 February 1999); Crown Prince HAMZAH (half brother of the monarch, born 29 March 1980)
chief of state: King LETSIE III (since 7 February 1996); note - King LETSIE III formerly occupied the throne from November 1990 to February 1995, while his father was in exile
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