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The Disappeared

Pearl of Asia / The Disappeared

June 26th 2010
Born of radical communism, the Khmer Rouge marched into Phnom Penh in 1974 after Cambodia had endured five years of foreign interventions, bombardment and civil war. Initially received with joyous celebration, the Khmer Rouge quickly initiated the systematic extermination of its own population. By the time the Vietnamese drove the Khmer Rouge into their Thai camps in 1979, between one and two mill ... read more
Asia » Cambodia » South » Phnom Penh

Cambodian Flag Most Cambodians consider themselves to be Khmers, whose Angkor Empire extended over much of Southeast Asia and reached its zenith between the 10th and 13th centuries. Subsequently, attacks by the Thai and Cham (from present-day Vietnam) weakened the ... ... read more
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