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  1. Cambodia is a constitutional monarchy.
  2. Cambodia is a country in South East Asia, less than half the size of California and twice the size of Scotland.
  3. Cambodia is a member of the United Nations and its specialized agencies such as the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.
  4. Cambodia is a source, destination, and transit country for trafficked persons.
  5. Cambodia is a constitutional monarchy, and its constitution provides for a multiparty democracy.


  1. Cambodia is connected by road systems with Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam; waterways are an important supplement to the roads.
  2. The Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) is a landlocked nation, which lies between Vietnam and Thailand and also borders Cambodia, China, and Myanmar.


  1. Article 6- Phnom Penh is the capital of the Kingdom of Cambodia.
  2. The highest elevation of Cambodia is Phnom Aoral, near Pursat in the centre of the country, at 1,813 metres (5,948 ft).
  3. Phnom Penh surrendered on April 17, 1975--5 days after the U.S. mission evacuated Cambodia.

Khmer Rouge

  1. Cambodia continues to suffer from the devastation produced by both the US bombing and the Khmer Rouge atrocities.
  2. In November 1978, Vietnam invaded Cambodia to stop Khmer Rouge incursions across the border and the genocide of Vietnamese in Cambodia.


  1. After Communist victories in Vietnam and Cambodia, the Pathet Lao took control of the country in 1975, abolished the monarchy, and made Laos a republic.
  2. Daniel Boone For more details on on the communist logistical system in Cambodia, see Sihanouk Trail.


  1. Prince Ranariddh returned to Cambodia in Mar., 1998, and became an opposition candidate in the legislative elections held in July.
  2. Cambodia continued as a protectorate of France from 1863 to 1953, administered as part of the French colony of Indochina.
  3. The mercurial Prince Norodom Sihanouk, desperately trying to balance the threats facing his nation, had allowed Hanoi to set up shop in Cambodia.
  4. The Vietnam War spilled into Cambodia, igniting conflict, and in 1970 a pro-Western military government overthrew longtime ruler Prince Norodom Sihanouk.


  1. The Funan empire was established in what is now Cambodia in the 1st cent.
  2. After the fall of the empire (15th cent.), however, Cambodia was the prey of stronger neighbors.
  3. Intrigue and wars on Cambodian soil continued into the 19th cent., and in 1854 the king of Cambodia appealed for French intervention.


  1. By 2000, Cambodia was once again self-sufficient in rice (Puckridge 2004, Fredenburg and Hill 1978).
  2. This densely populated plain, which is devoted to wet rice cultivation, is the heartland of Cambodia.

National Assembly

  1. Legislative power is vested in both the executive and the two chambers of parliament, the National Assembly of Cambodia and the Senate.
  2. FUNCINPEC leaders returned to Cambodia shortly before the 1998 National Assembly elections.
  3. On Oct. 9, 1970, the national assembly declared Cambodia a republic and changed the country's name to the Khmer Republic.


  1. In Apr., 1970, U.S. and South Vietnamese troops entered Cambodia to attack Communist bases and supply lines.
  2. Sihanouk began negotiating for the removal of Viet Cong and North Vietnamese troops, who now numbered over 50,000 and occupied large areas of Cambodia.
  3. In mid-1978, Vietnamese forces invaded Cambodia, advancing about 30 miles before the arrival of the rainy season.


  1. In Southeast Asia, France was an architect of the 1991 Paris Accords, which ended the conflict in Cambodia.
  2. Persons from Burma, Cambodia, and Laos are the primary trafficked persons to Thailand.
  3. To its northwest is Myanmar (Burma); to the northeast, Laos; to the southeast, Cambodia; and to the south, Malaysia.


  1. Overall, the cuisine of Cambodia is similar to that of its Southeast Asian neighbours.
  2. After war-time occupation by the Japanese empire from 1941 to 1945, Cambodia gained independence from France on November 9, 1953.
  3. In World War II, under Japanese occupation, Cambodia again briefly lost those provinces to Siam.


  1. Cambodia lost three western provinces to Siam and the region of Cochin China to the Annamese.
  2. Cambodia is divided into 20 provinces ( khet, singular and plural) and 4 municipalities ( krong, singular and plural).


  1. The Royal Government of Cambodia, formed on the basis of elections internationally recognized as free and fair, was established on September 24, 1993.
  2. Khmer classical dance, also known as Khmer royal ballet or Khmer court dance, is a form of dance in Cambodia.

Became Part

  1. The recovery of Cambodia's economy slowed dramatically in 1997---98, due to the regional economic crisis, civil violence, and political infighting.
  2. Cambodia became part of French Indochina in 1887.
  3. In 1979, Vietnam invaded Cambodia and installed a puppet government.
  4. Hun Sen's party won legislative elections in 1998; also that year, Cambodia became part of ASEAN.


  1. While the violent ruptures of the 1970s and 80s have passed, several border disputes between Cambodia and its neighbours persist.
  2. After intense border clashes, Vietnam invaded and occupied Cambodia from 1978 to 1989, with up to 200,000 troops.
  3. One of the few underpopulated countries of SE Asia, Cambodia is inhabited by Cambodians (or Khmers), who comprise about 90% of the population.
  4. When US-backed Lon Nol took over, US troops felt free to move into Cambodia to continue their struggle with the Viet Cong.
  5. With the rise of the Khmer Empire, Cambodia became dominant in SE Asia.


  1. Cambodia's main industries are garments and tourism.
  2. War and brutal totalitarianism in the 1970s created famine in Cambodia.
  3. Tourism was Cambodia's fastest growing industry, with arrivals increasing from 219,000 in 1997 to 1,055,000 in 2004.
  4. The Prime Minister of Cambodia is the head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system, while the king is the head of state.
  5. The Royal Government of Cambodia shall preserve and protect the law and ensure public order and security.


  1. The Soviet Union and its allies continued to recognize the deposed neutralist government of Souvanna Phouma, who had fled to neighboring Cambodia.
  2. He fled Cambodia, and was subsequently convicted of defamation.

Pol Pot

  1. Pol Pot, the Socialist ruler of Cambodia (which he renamed Democratic Kampuchea) from 1975 to 1979.
  2. But inside Cambodia, Pol Pot and Ieng Sary asserted their dominance over the Vietnamese-trained communists, many of whom were purged.

Official Name

  1. Since independence, the official name of Cambodia has changed several times, following the troubled history of the country.
  2. In the Khmer Mul script the official name of the country is ( regular script ), Preahreachanach--k Kampuchea, meaning "Kingdom of Cambodia".

Between France

  1. The provinces were ceded back to Cambodia by a border treaty between France and Thailand in 1906.
  2. An agreement between France and Cambodia (Dec., 1954) severed the last vestige of French control over Cambodian policy.

Civil War

  1. The Cambodia national football team managed fourth in the 1972 Asian Cup but development has slowed since the civil war.
  2. The civil war severely damaged Cambodia's transport system, despite the provision of Soviet technical assistance and equipment.
  3. In 1987 talks began in Paris to try to settle the civil war, and in 1989, Vietnam announced plans to withdraw its occupying troops from Cambodia.


  1. In 1987, the Australian government funded IRRI to assist Cambodia to improve its rice production.
  2. U.S. Pacific Command has funded the construction of eight bridges and four schools throughout Cambodia as part of the Humanitarian Assistance program.


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