Once a relatively sleepy agrarian kingdom, Cambodia has experienced some of the most horriﬁc violence since the close of the Second World War. Between 1970 and 1999, the country was the victim of both a brutal civil war as well wider regional conﬂicts. The Khmer Rouge seizure of power in 1975 brought four years of forced collectivisation and mass killings that have haunted the Cambodian psyche ever since. The decade of Vietnamese occupation that followed only further exacerbated the country’s massive humanitarian problems. When the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC) exited after elections in 1993, it left behind a country with less than-stable political institutions, an unresolved history of mass violence and a chronic dependence on large infusions of foreign aid.
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