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  Britain.tv Wikipedia - Lon Nol
Lon Nol, who had been serving as prime minister, was granted emergency powers.
Lon Nol's ousting of Sihanouk was beneficial to the United Sates as Sihanouk's policies towards the increase in U.S. Military involvement in Cambodia had begun to drift towards the Vietnamese.
Lon Nol first settled in Hawaii and then moved in 1979 to Fullerton, California and he died on November 17, 1985.
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 Wikinfo | Lon Nol   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
General Lon Nol (November 13, 1913 - November 17, 1985) was a Cambodian politician and former Defence Minister of Cambodia.
The ambitious Lon Nol emerged as an important figure in Cambodian politics as a lieutenant of the authoritarian King Norodom Sihanouk.
Lon Nol was widely unpopular among the Cambodian peasantry because he had abolished the monarchy and established the Khmer Republic.
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 New Page 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Lon Nol was born on 13 November 1913 in Prey Veng Province.
Lon Nol was appointed governor of the important border province of Battambang in1954 and then chief of staff of the army in 1955.
Prince Sihanouk, Lon Nol, who was a practicing mystic, showed himself to be an incompetent military leader in the face of a Vietnamese-led insurgent challenge.
www.khmerkampongspeu.org /lonnol.htm   (877 words)

 Lon Nol
Lon Nol was born on November 13, 1913 in Prey Veng Province, Cambodia.
Lon Nol entered civil service after completing his secondary school education in Saigon; he transferred to the army as a lieutenant to fight the Viet Minh after World War II.
On March 10, 1972, Lon Nol assumed total power over the Khmer Republic by proclaiming himself as president, prime minister and defense minister; he was inaugurated as president of the republic on March 14, 1972.
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 Untangling Cambodian History: The Banyan Tree
Once Lon Nol had effectively ended Cambodia's neutrality and cast his lot with the Americans, both the Americans and the Vietnamese discarded their last vestiges of restraint.
Lon Nol soon proved to be incompetent both as a military leader and as a chief of state.
Lon Nol had already displayed his brutality in pogroms against ethnic Vietnamese living in Cambodia, killing thousands and sending 200,000 others into exile.
www.mekong.net /cambodia/banyan2.htm   (1115 words)

 Cambodia: The Coup excerpted from the book The Price of Power Kissinger in the Nixon White House
In early March, Lon Nol encouraged violent attacks-really sackings-on North Vietnam's embassy in Phnom Penh, and on that of the Provisional Revolutionary Government, the Vietcong's government in exile that had been set up in June 1969 by the NLF and an alliance of anti-Thieu forces.
Lon Nol was seeking a commitment of American military, political, and economic support after he engineered the overthrow of Sihanouk.
Lon Nol's counterproposal was relayed to Washington, where the response was surprisingly cool.
www.thirdworldtraveler.com /Kissinger/Cambodia_Coup_TPOP.html   (3245 words)

 What Ever Happen To Lon Nol? - Asia Finest Discussion Forum
Lon Nol was born on November 13, 1913 in Prey Veng province.
Because of his loyalty to Sihanouk, Lon Nol was assigned various important portfolios within the Sihanouk regime, including chief of police, governor, command-in-chief and minister of defense and prime minister twice from 1966 to 1967 and again in 1969.
Lon Nol proved to be an incompetent leader who made decisions based on mystical beliefs rather sound judgment when faced with stiff challenges from Vietnamese forces and Khmer Rouge.
www.asiafinest.com /forum/index.php?showtopic=10683   (421 words)

 Chronology of Cambodian History, 1970-1974
Lon Nol declares a state of emergency, saying he will no longer "play the game of democracy and freedom," because it stands in the way of victory.
Lon Nol created a new committee to the different draft of constitutions prepared up to this time……..A span of Chruoy Chang War Bridge was damaged when a vehicle containing an estimated 200 kilos of explosives was detonated.
Lon Nol flies to Neak Luong to confer with FANK and South Vietnamese commanders defending Kompong Trabek.
www.geocities.com /khmerchronology/1970.htm   (7166 words)

 TIME Magazine Archive Article -- WAITING FOR THE FALL -- Apr. 14, 1975   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Even as he tearfully made his exit, Lon Nol insisted that his absence would be only temporary; he had elicited a face-saving invitation to the exotic isle of Bali from his friend Indonesian President Suharto.
Lon Nol, who was partially paralyzed by a stroke four years ago, was withdrawn and mystic.
Lon Nol's successor is a brusque and austere army lieutenant general, Saukam Khoy, 61, who most recently was president of the senate.
time-proxy.yaga.com /time/archive/printout/0,23657,917275,00.html   (1122 words)

 Propaganda about Pol Pot
Lon Nol led the coup against the Cambodian constitutional monarchy led by Prince Norodom Sihanouk in 1970.
The New York Times reported at Lon Nol's death that when he was forced out in 1975, he left behind a legacy of corruption and military defeat.
The Lon Nol regime crumbled in the middle of April 1975.
www.marxmail.org /archives/July99/propaganda_about_pol_pot.htm   (2402 words)

 Lon Nol - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Lon Nol (1913-1985), Cambodian general, who headed the country's last regime before the Communist takeover.
In March 1970, while Sihanouk was abroad, his prime minister, General Lon Nol, seized power, declared Cambodia a republic, and sent his army to fight...
Lon Chaney in The Phantom of the Opera
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 Lon Nol - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Lon Nol, 1913-85, Cambodian general and political leader.
Due to his inept leadership and anti-Communist fervor, he was forced to leave the country in 1975, when the Khmer Rouge advanced on the capital city.
In a small village reoccupied by the Government troops, the portrait of Marshal Lon Nol- Republic President of Cambodia, is back on the wall.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-lonn1ol.html   (320 words)

 Lon Nol - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Lon Nol - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Lon Nol (1913-85), Cambodian general, who headed the country's last regime before the Communist takeover.
Chaney, Lon (1883-1930), American motion-picture actor, best known for his horror films, in which he appeared in gruesome and grotesque makeups of...
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 Welcome to my Homepage
Its president, Lon Nol, had served as an official in the French administration of Indochina.
In 1966-67 Lon Nol served as premier under Prince Norodom Sihanouk in Cambodia.
Lon Nol left his Khmer Republic quickly on April 1, 1975, as Communist rebels were approaching the capital.
www.angelfire.com /vt/khmer/1970.html   (188 words)

 Before the Holocaust: The Coup
Lon Nol, who was now Sihanouk's prime minister, had been abroad seeking medical treatment in France and had left Prince Sirik Matak as acting prime minister.
In early March 1970, Lon Nol organized anti-Vietnamese demonstrations across Cambodia and gave the Vietnamese an ultimatum to leave Cambodia or face an attack.
Lon Nol initially wavered at Sirik Matak's plan, so the prince went to Lon's house with several army officers and insisted that he sign an official declaration against Sihanouk.
www.edwebproject.org /sideshow/history/coup.html   (1386 words)

 The Year Zero
The destruction began with Lon Nol, who was the minister of defense and Prime Minister under Prince Sihanouk before 1970.
Meanwhile, officers under Lon Nol were selling military equipment to the Communists encircling the capital and also falsifying the number of soldiers under their command.
Lon Nol had already fled the country with a million dollars in March.
www.mtholyoke.edu /~spoy/zero.html   (1123 words)

 TIME.com: Lon Nol and Sihanouk Speak Out -- Sep. 28, 1970 -- Page 1
Asked if he would welcome the return of U.S. ground troops, Lon Nol replied, "No, not yet—not as long as the war is going no worse than it is." So far, he sees no indication that the enemy has started to rebuild the sanctuaries along the South Viet Nam border.
Lon Nol hopes that other nations will help, but additional aid to date has come only from Thailand, South Viet Nam and Australia, which donated 50 Land Rovers and radios and ponchos.
Lon Nol conceded that "the problem is not just to fight, but also to organize our country socially and politically on a war footing." In the next breath he vowed: "We are not going to allow the Communists to operate freely all over our country.
www.time.com /time/magazine/article/0,9171,909625,00.html   (740 words)

 Lon Nol Files For Presidency   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
PHNOM PENH (UPI) --President Lon Nol Tuesday filed his formal application for candidacy in the June 4 Cambodian presidential election.
Lon Nol, 58, who was disabled by a crippling stroke more than a year ago, declared himself president last March in the midst of a government crisis and has since ruled by decree.
"Lon Nol Files for Presidency", by (UPI), published in the Pacific Stars and Stripes Thursday, May 18, 1972 and reprinted from European and Pacific Stars and Stripes, a Department of Defense publication copyright, 2002 European and Pacific Stars and Stripes.
www.thebattleofkontum.com /stars/300.html   (220 words)

 Lon Nol Hails Nixon Action   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
PHNOM PENH (AP) --President Nixon's decision to blockade North Vietnam was praised as "energetic, firm, correct and appropriate" by Cambodia's President Lon Nol in a statement issued to the press late Tuesday night.
Lon Nol said the Cambodian cabinet decided unanimously at an emergency session Tuesday to examine the American President's speech, finding that actions ordered by Nixon were "the only measures which the United States could envisage in order to bring true and durable peace to our region with dignity and honor."
"Lon Nol Hails Nixon Action", by (AP), published in the Pacific Stars and Stripes Friday, May 12, 1972 and reprinted from European and Pacific Stars and Stripes, Department of Defense publication copyright, 2002 European and Pacific Stars and Stripes.
www.thebattleofkontum.com /stars/256.html   (173 words)

 Untitled Document
Lon Nol was the Prime Minister under Sihanouk.
In 1970, Lon Nol led a military coup.
Under Lon Nol, the Republic of Cambodia suffered extreme corruption and economic chaos.
www.mtholyoke.edu /~amballar/page2.html   (825 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Lon Nol   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Nol, Lon NOL, LON [Nol, Lon] see Lon Nol.
Lon Nol LON NOL [Lon Nol], 1913-85, Cambodian general and political leader.
Paris-educated, and a Khmer Communist leader from 1960, he led Khmer Rouge guerrillas against the government of Lon Nol after 1970.
www.encyclopedia.com /articles/07615.html   (415 words)

Lon Nol officially invited the United States to extend the Vietnam War into Cambodia.
Also not widely understood is that, according to CIA documents declassified in 1987, the U.S. bombing served to radicalize the population against the Lon Nol regime and helped the Khmer Rouge to move from being a politically weak and isolated movement in 1970 to having enough support to overthrow Lon Nol by 1975.
Despite the horrific record of the Khmer Rouge regime, this did not later prevent the Reagan Administration's policy "tilt" in favor of supporting the Khmer Rouge, once they were again rebels in the countryside, this time fighting to oust the Vietnam-backed Hun Sen government in Phnom Penh.
www.lightparty.com /Misc/Cambodia.html   (509 words)

 The Harvard Crimson :: News :: Nixon Letter Pledges Support To Embattled Lon Nol Regime
The White House confirmed yesterday that President Nixon sent a personal letter to Cambodian president Lon Nol pledging that the United States would "stand side by side" with the Cambodian government, which is currently facing renewed military offensive by the revolutionary Khmer Rouge.
The Khmer Rouge, who have pressed hard against Phnom Penh in recent weeks, are reported to be massing in several of the approaches to the capital and have reportedly intensified their shelling attacks.
Although the Khmer Rouge have only an estimated 18,000 soldiers within 25 miles of the capital, compared to 50,000 Lon Nol troops, the revolutionaries are considered better fighters and have managed to keep the pressure on.
www.thecrimson.com /article.aspx?ref=153305   (418 words)

 Cambodia and the Vietnam war
This civil war that followed with US support for the Lon Nol government created momentum for the "liberation" campaign by the Khmers Rouges, who gained support from people loyal to prince Sihanouk, from patriots and from the victims of the indiscriminate bombings of rural Cambodia.
The Khmer Republic of Lon Nol and his younger brother Lon Non practised a repulsive autocracy, according to the most honest western press.
As defeat approached, Lon Nol resigned on 1 April 1975 and fled the country.
www.taxivantha.com /1_Cambodia/116.htm   (980 words)

 The Cardamom Project: About Cambodia
In early 1970, while Sihanouk was abroad, Lon Nol, who was now prime minister, began a series of conspiratory steps with Prince Sirik Matak to put an end to Sihanouk's regime.
When the deadline passed, Lon Nol requested and received shelling from South Vietnamese artillery against North Vietnamese forces entrenched near the border.
In Phnom Penh there was little support of his call to arms; but in the country villages, rioting soon broke out in which Lon Nol's brother Lon Nil was literally butchered and cannibalized by the mob.
www.cardamom.org /history4.html   (778 words)

 Workers World May 4, 2000: 30 YEARS AFTER INVASION - What the U.S. did to Cambodia
According to an article in the Australian journal The Age by Milton Osborne on Jan. 12, 1971, Lon Nol had been recruited into the CIA in the fall of 1969 while receiving "medical treatments" in the American Hospital at Neuilly sur-Seine outside Paris.
Lon Nol also used members of the Khmer Krom, a U.S.-sponsored army of Cambodian fascists headquartered in Thailand and commanded by Son Ngoc Thanh, who had collaborated with the Japanese in World War II.
On April 1, 1975, Lon Nol fled Cam bodia for Indonesia on his way to refuge in the U.S. The Cambodian population only wanted an end to the war.
www.workers.org /ww/2000/cambodia0504.php   (1480 words)

However, Lon Nol's witch-hunt against leftist intellectuals, and the military campaign against the Battambang peasants, combined to drive both groups into an attitude of open, armed defiance which died down after I intervened in the Samlaut affair, then blossomed forth after the 18 March I97O coup.
The Lon Nol-Sirik Matak r6gime was sagging at the knees, knocked on to the ropes, and awaiting the final count, when the United States invaded Cambodia with its own and Saigon forces on 3o April 1970, in one of the most flagrant acts of unprovoked aggression in modern history.
Lon Nol, to cover up his own involvement, claimed that he had neither invited the Americans in, nor had received any warning of the invasion.
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 Cambodia Book Reviews: Call Sign Rustic by Richard Wood
As Lon Nol's forces came under heavy pressure from the Communists, it became clear that the government's survival would depend in large part on American aid.
The close relationship between the Rustics and Lon Nol's beleagured defenders sometimes led the Rustics to bend the rules.
With the Vietnamese and the Khmer Rouge rapidly conquering territory, Lon Nol declared that the entire area east of the Mekong and north of Kompong Cham had fallen under enemy control.
www.mekong.net /cambodia/rustic.htm   (1814 words)

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