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  Norodom Suramarit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
He is the father of King Norodom Sihanouk and the grandfather of Cambodia's current king, Norodom Sihamoni.
Norodom Sihanouk was both Suramarit's predecessor and successor as the head of the state.
King Norodom Suramarit was married to Queen Sisowath Kosawak, daughter of King Sisowath Monivong.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Norodom_Suramarit   (179 words)

 Sobaka :: Dossier: King Norodom Sihanouk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Sihanouk was described as "feisty" by admirers, "vain" by detractors and "god" by Cambodians being worked to death in the insane agrarian nightmare of the Khmer Rouge - to which the old man would smile and play a little jazz saxophone.
Sihanouk was on a visit to the Soviet Union (part of his policy of finding a counterweight to the US and China) in 1970 when one of his most trusted aids, Marshal Lon Nol, carried out a coup d'etat.
Sihanouk put to rest another potential crisis after his half-brother, Prince Sirivudh, was expelled in 1995 for plotting the assassination of Hun Sen. He was pardoned by the King a year ago.
www.diacritica.com /sobaka/dossier/sihanouk.html   (1299 words)

 BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Profile: Norodom Sihanouk
Norodom Sihanouk was born in Phnom Penh on 31 October 1922, as the son of King Norodom Suramarit.
Sihanouk was allowed back into the country and technically remained head of state, but spent the majority of the Khmer Rouge's four-year rule under house arrest in the royal palace in Phnom Penh.
Sihanouk returned to Cambodia and was later re-crowned king, although his role remained largely symbolic, and he said he wanted to reign not rule.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/asia-pacific/3722474.stm   (832 words)

 Sihanouk, Norodom on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Norodom Sihanouk en janvier 2002 Le roi du Cambodge Norodom Sihanouk a confirmé sa bonne forme du moment en dansant avec l.
Norodom Sihanouk et sa femme Le roi du Cambodge Norodom Sihanouk, souverain aux goûts éclectiques qui suit l'actualité de.
Norodom Sihanouk arrive à Phnom Penh venant de Pékin en janvier 2002 Il est malade depuis des années mais a rarement été a.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/S/SihanoukN1.asp   (1293 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > World -- King Norodom Sihanouk's son, a former ballet dancer, named as next monarch
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – Retiring King Norodom Sihanouk's son, a former ballet dancer and U.N. cultural ambassador, was officially confirmed Thursday to succeed his father on the throne, assuring the continuation of the ancient monarchy.
Sihanouk and Prime Minister Hun Sen had both warned that failure to choose a new king by Thursday could have threatened the continued existence of the monarchy and might destabilize this poor country of 13 million people.
Sihanouk once said Sihamoni "would probably decline that royal job which he finds frightening." But after abdicating, the king made clear that it was his son's royal duty to accept the crown if offered.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/world/20041014-1253-cambodia-sihanouk.html   (722 words)

 Sihanouk, Norodom. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
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.
When the Khmer Rouge won control of Cambodia, Sihanouk returned (1975) as head of state but in 1976 was placed under house arrest.
www.bartleby.com /65/si/SihanoukN.html   (399 words)

 Summary Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
NORODOM SIHANOUK obtains from the Leaders of the 4 Cambodian factions composing the SNC [Supreme National Council] of Cambodia a solemn declaration and acceptance of an unlimited ceasefire in the whole of Cambodia and the cessation of acceptance of military assistance [arms, etc...] from foreign countries by the four Cambodian armies.
NORODOM SIHANOUK solemnly promulgates the new Constitution of Cambodia, drafted by the Constituent Assembly.
NORODOM SIHANOUK, with the support of the National Assembly and Government is elected, by the Council of the Crown, unanimously, King and Head of State for life of Cambodia.
www.norodomsihanouk.info /biography/king-cv.htm   (649 words)

 Worldandnation: Mercurial king of Cambodia abdicates
Sihanouk did much to earn the description of "mercurial monarch" through decades of political feints and jabs, shifting alliances and self-dramatizing pronouncements, delivered in his high-pitched voice or, more recently, via his personal Web site.
Sihanouk entered public life when he was installed as king by the French in 1941, when Cambodia was one of their Indochinese colonies.
Sihanouk was freed as Vietnamese forces invaded Cambodia in 1978 and toppled the Khmer Rouge.
www.sptimes.com /2004/10/08/news_pf/Worldandnation/Mercurial_king_of_Cam.shtml   (720 words)

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.
Norodom Sihanouk was crowned king at the age of 18 by the French colonial authorities who thought that the young Sihanouk would make a tractable monarch.
Prince Norodom Ranariddh was born in 1944 and is the eldest son of King Norodom Sihanouk.
www.seasite.niu.edu /khmer/Ledgerwood/biographies.htm   (3786 words)

 Norodom Sihanouk's Memoirs: A Review
Born on October 31, 1922, Norodom Sihanouk was appointed to the Cambodian throne by the country's French colonial masters at the age of 18.
Sihanouk notes that during the early Fifties he feared that "the Vietminh were fighting only to replace the French as masters in Cambodia." Having aligned himself with the Communists at the time of the book's publication, he naturally disavows this belief.
Sihanouk's analyses of the factors that determined the outcome of the civil war seems generally accurate, but there is one notable omission.
www.mekong.net /cambodia/sihanouk.htm   (2705 words)

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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.
Sihanouk was away on a trip to Moscow and Beijing when General Lon Nol launched a successful coup d'état.
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.
www.khmerkampongspeu.org /lonnol.htm   (877 words)

 Welcome to my Web site
Ruom Ritt à Norodom Sihanouk du Cambodge, Pyrénées, 11 Avril 2006.
Histoire drôle, par Norodom Sihanouk du Cambodge, 10 Avril 2006.
Ruom Ritt à Norodom Sihanouk du Cambodge, Pyrénées, 10 Avril 2006.
www.norodomsihanouk.info   (111 words)

 Norodom Sihanouk -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
King-Father Norodom Sihanouk (Khmer: Mul script Image:Sihanouk3.png; regular script Image:Sihanouk4.png; born October 31, 1922), King of Cambodia until his abdication on October 7 2004, is now "King-Father (Khmer: Preahmâhaviraksat, see Names and titles section below) of Cambodia," a position in which he retains many of his former prerogatives as constitutional king.
Sihanouk (given name of Sihanouk; it is a contraction of siha-, "lion," from Sanskrit siṃha, cognate of singa- in Singapore; and -hanouk, from Sanskrit hanu, "jaws")
Norodom Sihanouk is well-known for leading what some have termed an extravagant lifestyle, and being an unabashed "ladies' man." He married his sixth wife, Monique, an Italian-Cambodian, in 1952.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Norodom_Sihanouk   (1463 words)

 Before the Holocaust: Sihanouk's Rise to Power
By 1963, Sihanouk's overwhelming authority and strong-arm tactics had purged much of the opposition out of politics, causing some of the Pracheachon politicians and their communist supporters to flee for their lives into the Cambodian wilderness.
Sihanouk was glad to be rid of these oppositionist troublemakers, whom he later labeled rather mockingly as "Red Khmers" - or in French, les Khmer Rouges.
Sihanouk ruled with an iron hand, but he delegated powers to his loyal ministers so he could concentrate on his favorite hobbies, including jazz saxophone, filmmaking, magazine editing, and having affairs with foreign women.
www.edwebproject.org /sideshow/history/sihanouk.html   (1131 words)

The remark is typical of Sihanouk's ways: a blend of charm and shrewdness that beguiles both friend and enemy, and allows him to live to scheme another day.
But it was Sihanouk who was to pull the strings, leading his country to independence within twelve years, then abdicating to rule as prime minister.
Sihanouk once confessed that while Cambodians had traditionally suffered under terrible leaders, "I'm not sure that I was much better myself." Then he promptly added: "perhaps I was the least bad." His governing style was often autocratic.
www.pathfinder.com /Asiaweek/95/20greats/sihanouk.html   (788 words)

 Cambodia's Man for All Seasons Fades from Political Scene | Asian American Intelligence | GoldSea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Sihanouk abdicated Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004 and asked the people of Cambodia, which does not have a hereditary monarchy, to begin a search for a successor, the head of the National Assembly said.
Sihanouk's ouster in a coup precipitated a savage war between the U.S.-backed government and the Khmer Rouge.
But Sihanouk suffered, too: at least 19 of his children and grandchildren perished in the killing fields, and the Khmer Rouge imprisoned him and his wife in the palace.
goldsea.com /Asiagate/508/28sihanouk.html   (1561 words)

 Sihanouk hands on crown, but will he step back? - World - www.theage.com.au
Cambodia's outgoing King Norodom Sihanouk anointed his son with holy water from Angkor Wat yesterday in a traditional Buddhist blessing ceremony to open a day of pageantry for the new monarch's coronation.
King Sihanouk, one of the world's most enduring Cold War leaders who says he is finally ready to retire, choreographed the dawn ritual with the consummate skill of one who has trodden the international stage for more than 60 years.
Despite the accession of Norodom Sihamoni, 51, a previously unknown ballet aficionado who took a formal oath of kingship after the blessing ceremony, King Sihanouk's influence in the war-scarred South-East Asian nation is unlikely to diminish.
www.theage.com.au /articles/2004/10/29/1099028208109.html?from=storylhs   (424 words)

 HM Norodom Sihanouk King of Cambodia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Please watch this space as it evolves into the life and times of HM Norodom Sihanouk concentrating on the movies he has directed, produced and scored the music.
Music of HM Norodom Sihanouk is distributed on the CD "Musique de Norodom Sihanouk du Cambodge" from Morceaux Choises.
Norodom Sihanouk, the King of Cambodia, is also a film producer, movie director, amd musician.
www.norodomsihanouk.org   (133 words)

 King Norodom Sihanouk Birthday   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
In February, King Norodom Sihanouk, who was to announce his retirement earlier this month, set in motion the transfer of all his personal archives from the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh and his residences in Beijing and Pyongyang, North Korea, to two international institutions.
After the 1970 coup that ousted Norodom Sihanouk from power and led to the establishment of a republic, the Lon Nol administration deliberately destroyed a large number of documents pertaining to the monarchy, said Alain Daniel, who served as Norodom Sihanouk’s private secretary in the late 1960s.
During that period, Norodom Sihanouk was trying to build resistance against the Lon Nol regime by cooperating with Cambodian communist forces—the future Khmer Rouge—he had previously fought, and seeking international support.
www.camnet.com.kh /cambodia.daily/King-Sihanouk/King-Sihanouk-5.htm   (954 words)

 PM - Cambodia to name new King
MARK COLVIN: It was 63 years ago that the then Prince Norodom Sihanouk ascended to the throne of Cambodia, but the six decades in between have hardly seen an untroubled reign.
Sihanouk, an extraordinary figure, who's written poetry, composed music and directed at least one film, abdicates tonight after his sudden decision to quit the throne a week ago.
PETER LLOYD: In a society with a rigid attachment to hierarchy, Norodom Sihanouk has in turns reigned and ruled as a godlike father figure since 1941.
www.abc.net.au /pm/content/2004/s1220353.htm   (762 words)

 Norodom Sihanouk --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
As king of Cambodia, prime minister, exiled leader, president, and king again, Norodom Sihanouk proved to be a resilient leader of a country torn apart by civil war.
Norodom Sihanouk was crowned king of Cambodia for the second time on Sept. 24, 1993.
The decision to restore the monarchy was an admission that only Sihanouk had the prestige and authority to bring peace to a nation exhausted after years of civil war.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-9312737   (632 words)

 Royal Cambodian Embassy in Washington, D.C.
Norodom Sihanouk formed the Sangkum Reas Niyum (The Popular Socialist Community) which he headed and which dominated the parliamentary political life.
- Per the initiative of Norodom Sihanouk, the National Congress of the Sangkum Reash Niyum unanimously votes not to accept grants from the United States of America in the domains of military, economics, technical or cultural affairs.
- In The General election wad deny by Prince Norodom Sihanouk and the probity of which hotly contested by the two opposition candidates, In Tam and Keo An, Lon Nol were elected as President Of the Khmer Republic.
www.embassy.org /cambodia/press/chronology.html   (2432 words)

 King Norodom Sihanouk
King Norodom Sihanouk was born on October 31, 1922, in Phnom Penh; son of King Norodom Suramarit and Queen Sisowath Kossamak.
At the death of his father in 1960, Prince Sihanouk was elected head of state.
When the Khmer Republic fell to the Khmer Rouge in April 1975, Prince Sihanouk became the head of state.
angkor1431.tripod.com /index/id27.html   (373 words)

 Norodom Sihanouk
In Mar., 1970, Sihanouk was overthrown by a rightist coup led by
Norodom Sihanouk - Norodom Sihanouk: see Sihanouk, Norodom.
Norodom Sihamoni - Sihamoni, Norodom, 1953–, king of Cambodia (2004–).
www.factmonster.com /ce6/people/A0845201.html   (396 words)

 CBC News: Cambodia welcomes a new king
PHNOM PENH - Blessed by chanting Buddhist monks, former ballet dancer Norodom Sihamoni was crowned Cambodia's new king in a glittering, elaborate ceremony Friday at the country's Royal Palace.
Norodom Sihamoni received a blessing from his father, Norodom Sihanouk, a popular king who held the throne for more than 60 years.
His half brother, Prince Norodom Ranariddh, was also considered for the position, but he preferred to keep his job as leader of the opposition Funcinpec party.
www.cbc.ca /story/world/national/2004/10/28/sihamoni041028.html   (351 words)

 samonT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Norodom Sihanouk has served, at different times, as Cambodia's king, prime minister, and head of state.
Sihanouk, Norodom (1922-), king of Cambodia (1941-1955, 1993-).
After the Cambodian parliament voted to restore Sihanouk to the throne, he was installed as king on September 24, 1993.
depts.washington.edu /uboma/1996/samont.htm   (452 words)

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