A Short History of Cambodia: From Empire to Survival (Short by John Tully

By John Tully

Temples and killing fields, potent rivers and impenetrable forests, a prior full of glory and decline Cambodia is a land of contrasts. A millennia in the past it used to be an empire on the top of its energy, construction the big temple complexes of Angkor. Now, 1000 years later, ravaged by means of clash and a genocidal civil warfare, Cambodia unearths itself being affected by democracy, beset through corruption and at the lowest finish of the worldwide spectrum of financial wealth.

In this concise and compelling historical past, John Tully charts Cambodia's prior from the richness of the Angkorean empire, in the course of 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 state-of-the-art incarnation as a unsuitable democracy.

Cambodia is still an fascinating enigma to the skin global. With a dark checklist of conflict, famine and invasion that experience all threatened to smash it, Cambodia's survival is a testomony to the resilience of the human spirit.

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