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August 1st, 2002
Land of Wandering Souls
Data: History and Cambodia
1953 Cambodia gains independence from France.
1970 King deposed. U.S. and South Vietnamese invade.
1974-1979 1.7 million Cambodians die under Pol Pot’s rule.
1978-1996 War between Vietnam and Khmer Rouge over Cambodia.
1993 Constitutional monarchy restored.
1997 Pol Pot captured. Denies crimes against humanity.

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