By John Tully
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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