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By John Tully

Temples and killing fields, strong rivers and impenetrable forests, a earlier choked with glory and decline Cambodia is a land of contrasts. A millennia in the past it was once an empire on the top of its strength, construction the substantial temple complexes of Angkor. Now, 1000 years later, ravaged through clash and a genocidal civil warfare, Cambodia reveals itself being affected by democracy, beset via corruption and at the lowest finish of the worldwide spectrum of financial wealth.

In this concise and compelling historical past, John Tully charts Cambodia's previous from the richness of the Angkorean empire, in the course of the darkish a while of the 18th and early nineteenth centuries, the period of French colonialism, independence, the Vietnamese clash, and the Pol Pot regime to its trendy incarnation as a fallacious democracy.

Cambodia continues to be an interesting enigma to the surface international. With a dismal checklist of warfare, 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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