By John Tully
In this concise and compelling background, John Tully charts Cambodia's previous from the richness of the Angkorean empire, during the darkish a long time of the 18th and early nineteenth centuries, the period of French colonialism, independence, the Vietnamese clash, and the Pol Pot regime to its contemporary incarnation as a fallacious democracy.
Cambodia continues to be an exciting enigma to the skin global. With a dismal list of struggle, famine and invasion that experience all threatened to wreck it, Cambodia's survival is a testomony to the resilience of the human spirit.
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