Cambodia - Cambodia The place where everybody goes on...

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Cambodia The place where everybody goes on vacation, full of jungles, the guerilla warfare and women saying “Me love you long time” (Vietnamese women, mind you). Or at least, that’s what the media wants you to think, regardless of the Unfortunate Implications . Once the Khmer Empire, disputes with its neighbors pushed King Norodom to become a protectorate of France and, eventually, part of the French Indochina. When Norodom died, the French began to manipulate the elections of the next kings to ensure the Cambodian submission. Eventually they enthroned the King Norodom Sihanouk, thinking they could manipulate him . Unfortunately for them, he was genre savvy enough to realize it and achieved the country’s independence in 1953. Then The Vietnam War came. Officialy, Cambodia was neutral, even though its sympathies were with the communists. This and the fact that some Vietcong forces along with the communist guerrillas of Cambodia, the Khmer Rouge, sheltered in Cambodian soil prompted the United States to support a coup led by General Lon Nol, hastening the falling of the country into a civil war. And just to add insult to injury, the States decided to bomb Cambodia without warning to
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2012 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Winter '09 term at Broward College.

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