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Cambodia - Pol Pot's Shadow, October, 2002



THE STORY
Synopsis of "Pol Pot's Shadow"

REPORTER'S DIARY
In Search of Justice

CHRONICLE OF SURVIVAL
Historical Analysis: The U.S. and Cambodia

CAMBODIAN-AMERICANS SPEAK
The Rapper, the Dancer, and the Storyteller

FACTS AND STATS
Learn more about Cambodia

LINKS & RESOURCES
Genocide, War Crimes, Politics

MAP

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Chronicle of Survival
1953-1968: Cambodia walks a fine line 1969-1974: Caught in the crossfire 1975-1979: Terror and genocide 1980–1991: Back to square one1992-2002: Moving ahead, looking back
Cambodia has had a complex and often painful relationship with the United States. Over the past 50 years, the United States has played the role of supporter, invader and bystander as the small Southeast Asian nation struggled through war, revolution and genocide. Just how much responsibility the United States bears for Cambodia's violent recent history is still vigorously debated. Yet it's clear that through its actions -- and inaction -- the American government has had a lasting impact on the lives of millions of Cambodians. And Cambodia has played an important part in shaping U.S. history, from galvanizing domestic opposition to the Vietnam War to reawakening American consciousness of war crimes.

by Dave Gilson

Producer: Angela Morgenstern; Designed by: Susan Harris, Fluent Studios; see full web credits.