At that point he declared the Khmer territory independent from the Java Kingdom

At that point he declared the khmer territory

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Empire. At that point he declared the Khmer territory independent from the Java Kingdom. He was crowned Prince Jayavarman II and with that his dynasty established the Angkor era. In this era they controlled many canals and used the water for rice farming.
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It was in the 12th century that the Khmer reached their peak of high power. The greatest strength of this empire was their system of irrigation. During the following years the Jayavarman dynasty expanded various ways of improving agriculture. In AD 877 Jayavarman III, Jayavarman II’s son, became ruler of Kambuja. Jayavarman VIII built hospitals and rested houses along the roads that crossed his kingdom. The Jayavarman dynasty impacted Cambodia and changed important things such as their daily lifestyle. From 889-900 Yasovarman I was ruler of Cambodia. He built a new city and called it Yasodharapura, which later became the capital of Cambodia for five centuries. Yasovarman built many great canals that were used to feed many laborers. The Empire crumbled in the 13th and 14th century due to the weakness of their rulers. There was much conflict about the neglect in irrigation and excessive demands to the people. During this time Buddhism was introduced to Cambodia and began to undermine the hierarchy of the state. During the next 400 years Cambodia had many encounters with Vietnam and Siam and was often in wars with them. Their neighboring countries were able to attack them and invade. Up until the 19th century there were many wars between Vietnam and Thailand due to new dynasties who wanted to take control of Cambodia. In 1830 there was a war that nearly destroyed Cambodia. King Norodom signed a treaty that allowed the French to start settling. This treaty with France effectively ended the Viet-Thai war that had lasted for 600 years. However, for the next 90 years.
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