Publication Type

Report

Publication Date

10-2014

Abstract

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.

Keywords

War, Cambodia, Politics

Discipline

Asian Studies | History | Political Science

Publication

Published

First Page

1

Last Page

17

Publisher

Institute for Societal Leadership

City or Country

Singapore

Embargo Period

1-25-2017

Copyright Owner and License

Singapore Management University

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://isl.smu.edu.sg/CIL

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