Cambodia

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Group.png Cambodia  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
Capital cityPhnom Penh
LocationAsia, South East Asia
Typenation state
A Buddhist nation in Indochina.

Cambodia, officially the Kingdom of Cambodia, is a country located in the southern portion of the Indochina peninsula in Southeast Asia. The kingdom is an elective constitutional monarchy with a monarch, currently Norodom Sihamoni, chosen by the Royal Council of the Throne as head of state. The head of government is the Prime Minister, currently Hun Sen, the longest serving non-royal leader in Southeast Asia, ruling Cambodia since 1985.

It has a population of over 15 million and Buddhism is enshrined in the constitution as the official state religion. It is practised by more than 97% of the population.

Weblinks

The Cambodian Memory Hole - by Paul David Collins


 

Events

EventDescription
Phoenix ProgramA clandestine CIA research project into the use of terror as a means of social control. Techhniques from South East Asia, were later developed in Latin America
Vietnam WarThe Vietnam War was a proxy war lead by US that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from December 1956 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. Millions of people were killed, mostly Vietnamese. JFK was assassinated soon after declaring his intent to withdraw US troops. The war helped the CIA to refine its methods of illegal drug trafficking, torture and the like.

 

Event Participated in

EventStartEndLocation(s)Description
Bandung Conference19551955IndonesiaImportant conference for the global south; participants soon became prime targets for US foreign policy

 

Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:From Pol Pot to ISIS: Anything that flies on everything that movesarticle8 October 2014John PilgerThe parallels between the rise to power of Cambodia's Khymer Rouge under Pol Pot in the 1970's and that of ISIS in the Iraq/Syria of 2014.
Document:The Long Secret AlliancearticleSeptember 1997John PilgerThe suppressed history of US sponsorship of the genocidal Pol Pot Khymer Rouge regime in Cambodia through the 1970-80's
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