History UsefulNotes / Cambodia

10th Jan '16 5:13:42 PM hamza678
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* In ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness'', Mantorok's temple is found in the Angkor Thom region, and one of the playable characters, Ellia, is a Khmer slave girl in the year A.D. 1150. Later on, Dr. Edwin Lindsey, an archaeologist, returns to the same temple, now in ruin and riddled with plantlife. * The ''Film/PsychoPass'' movie takes place in Cambodia, which seems to be the center of the Southeast Asian Union. The province of Siem Reap is even namedropped at one point as the location of [[LaResistance the rebel base.]]
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* In ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness'', Mantorok's temple is found in the Angkor Thom region, and one of the playable characters, Ellia, is a Khmer slave girl in the year A.D. 1150. Later on, Dr. Edwin Lindsey, an archaeologist, returns to the same temple, now in ruin and riddled with plantlife. plant life. * The ''Film/PsychoPass'' movie ''Anime/PsychoPassTheMovie'' takes place in Cambodia, which seems to be the center of the Southeast Asian Union. The province of Siem Reap is even namedropped at one point as the location of [[LaResistance the rebel base.]]
3rd Dec '15 2:58:14 PM AllenbysEyes
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* A large portion of Creator/OliverStone's ''Film/{{Nixon}}'' deals with the American invasion of Cambodia and its fallout.
23rd Oct '15 4:24:54 PM Morgenthaler
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Misuse. It's Genre Savvy, not just "savvy".
Once the Khmer Empire, disputes with its neighbors pushed King Norodom to become a protectorate of France and, eventually, part of the French Indochina. When Norodom died, the French began to manipulate the elections of the next kings to ensure the Cambodian submission. Eventually they enthroned King Norodom Sihanouk, thinking they could [[UnwittingPawn manipulate him]]. Unfortunately for them, he was GenreSavvy enough to realize it and achieved the country’s independence in 1953.
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Once the Khmer Empire, disputes with its neighbors pushed King Norodom to become a protectorate of France and, eventually, part of the French Indochina. When Norodom died, the French began to manipulate the elections of the next kings to ensure the Cambodian submission. Eventually they enthroned King Norodom Sihanouk, thinking they could [[UnwittingPawn manipulate him]]. Unfortunately for them, he was GenreSavvy smart enough to realize it and achieved the country’s independence in 1953.
3rd Aug '15 11:18:37 PM Cinereous
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Cambodia today is a constitutional monarchy (unusually for an ex-communist country, they not only restored the monarchy, but also restored the former monarch[[note]]In fairness, he was a monarch who loved to be photographed with Mao Zedong and Kim il-Sung, so, yeah...[[/note]]) that, aside of a coup in 1997, has a steady government. Unfortunately, it is probably [[BananaRepublic too steady]] as the Prime Minister appointed by the Vietnamese- [[RegentForLife Hun Sen]]- has ruled with an iron fist and has even admitted he wants to keep power well into old age while maintaining a play theater of constitutional government. To be specific, the guy [[http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/election-05062013185646.html outright stated on national TV]] that he intends to stay in power until he is 74 years old (which will be in August 2026). Why? Because [[FollowTheLeader the leaders of China and Vietnam don't retire until their 70s.]]
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Cambodia today is a constitutional monarchy (unusually for an ex-communist country, they not only restored the monarchy, but also restored the former monarch[[note]]In fairness, he was a monarch who loved to be photographed with Mao Zedong and Kim il-Sung, so, yeah...[[/note]]) that, aside of a coup in 1997, has a steady government. Unfortunately, it is probably [[BananaRepublic too steady]] as the Prime Minister appointed by the Vietnamese- [[RegentForLife Hun Sen]]- has ruled with an iron fist and has even admitted he wants to keep power well into old age while maintaining a play theater of constitutional government. To be specific, the guy [[http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/election-05062013185646.html outright stated on national TV]] that he intends to stay in power until he is 74 years old (which which will be in August 2026).2026 [[labelnote:*]]But because there is some dispute over his actual date of birth, it could be until 2028[[/labelnote]]. Why? Because [[FollowTheLeader the leaders of China and Vietnam don't retire until their 70s.]]
3rd Aug '15 11:16:56 PM Cinereous
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Cambodia today is a constitutional monarchy (unusually for an ex-communist country, they not only restored the monarchy, but also restored the former monarch[[note]]In fairness, he was a monarch who loved to be photographed with Mao Zedong and Kim il-Sung, so, yeah...[[/note]]) that, aside of a coup in 1997, has a steady government. Unfortunately, it is probably [[BananaRepublic too steady]] as the Prime Minister appointed by the Vietnamese- [[RegentForLife Hun Sen]]- has ruled with an iron fist and has even admitted he wants to keep power well into old age while maintaining a play theater of constitutional government.
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Cambodia today is a constitutional monarchy (unusually for an ex-communist country, they not only restored the monarchy, but also restored the former monarch[[note]]In fairness, he was a monarch who loved to be photographed with Mao Zedong and Kim il-Sung, so, yeah...[[/note]]) that, aside of a coup in 1997, has a steady government. Unfortunately, it is probably [[BananaRepublic too steady]] as the Prime Minister appointed by the Vietnamese- [[RegentForLife Hun Sen]]- has ruled with an iron fist and has even admitted he wants to keep power well into old age while maintaining a play theater of constitutional government. government. To be specific, the guy [[http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/election-05062013185646.html outright stated on national TV]] that he intends to stay in power until he is 74 years old (which will be in August 2026). Why? Because [[FollowTheLeader the leaders of China and Vietnam don't retire until their 70s.]]
3rd Aug '15 11:11:03 PM Cinereous
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* The ''Film/PsychoPass'' movie takes place in Cambodia, which seems to be the center of the Southeast Asian Union. The province of Siem Reap is even namedropped at one point as the location of [[LaResistane the rebel base.]]
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* The ''Film/PsychoPass'' movie takes place in Cambodia, which seems to be the center of the Southeast Asian Union. The province of Siem Reap is even namedropped at one point as the location of [[LaResistane [[LaResistance the rebel base.]]
3rd Aug '15 10:49:30 PM Cinereous
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* The ''Film/PsychoPass'' movie takes place in Cambodia, which seems to be the center of the Southeast Asian Union. The province of Siem Reap is even namedropped at one point as the location of [[LaResistane the rebel base.]]
24th May '15 12:49:32 PM Scabbard
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And then all hell broke loose. When UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar came, Cambodia found itself near the middle of the great tug of war between the Communists in the North and the anti-Communists in the South of Vietnam. Officially Cambodia was neutral, but it soon found itself dragged i nto the war. First the North Vietnamese and Vietcong guerrillas setting up a truly massive state within a state to serve as a springboard and supply base for the NVA, Vietcong, and the Cambodian Communist guerrillas of the Khmer Rouge to attacks in the South and the rest of Cambodia. In turn, the United States supported a state coup led by General Lon Nol before deciding to bomb Cambodia without warning to catch the communists unaware. They did, but they also caught the Cambodians and the US representatives in Cambodia off-guard. The result was a true nightmare that saw the Communists decide to openly seize power in between periodic bombings by the Allies.
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And then all hell broke loose. When UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar came, Cambodia found itself near the middle of the great tug of war between the Communists in the North and the anti-Communists in the South of Vietnam. Officially Cambodia was neutral, but it soon found itself dragged i nto into the war. First the North Vietnamese and Vietcong guerrillas setting up a truly massive state within a state to serve as a springboard and supply base for the NVA, Vietcong, and the Cambodian Communist guerrillas of the Khmer Rouge to attacks in the South and the rest of Cambodia. In turn, the United States supported a state coup led by General Lon Nol before deciding to bomb Cambodia without warning to catch the communists unaware. They did, but they also caught the Cambodians and the US representatives in Cambodia off-guard. The result was a true nightmare that saw the Communists decide to openly seize power in between periodic bombings by the Allies.
18th Apr '15 2:52:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheKillingFields'', a British movie about a couple of journalists, an American and a Cambodian, whose friendship is suddenly torn apart by the Khmer Rouge regime.
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* ''TheKillingFields'', ''Film/TheKillingFields'', a British movie about a couple of journalists, an American and a Cambodian, whose friendship is suddenly torn apart by the Khmer Rouge regime.
3rd Nov '14 11:03:17 PM Sabrewing
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* In ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness'', Mantorok's temple is found in the Angkor Thom region, and one of the playable characters, Ellia, is a Khmer slave girl in the year A.D. 1150. Later on, Dr. Edwin Lindsey, an archaeologist, returns to the same temple, now in ruin and riddled with plantlife.
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