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Cambodia--Politics and government--1979-1993


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    • found: Britannica Micro.:v. 2, pp. 757-758 (Vietnam launched a military invasion of Cambodia in 1979 and established a client Cambodian government composed largely of defectors from the Khmer Rouge)
    • found: Britannica online, June 3, 2019(In 1981 the Vietnam-backed communist government in Phnom Penh established a government based on a new constitution. That government was opposed by three factions that in 1982 formed a coalition government-in-exile. Though that coalition was unable to rule in Cambodia, it gained international recognition, held on to Cambodia's seat at the United Nations (UN), and was able to negotiate with the Phnom Penh government. In 1991 the government and opposition groups signed peace accords that provided for the creation of a new national government. The UN established a transitional authority to oversee the implementation of the accords, including elections in 1993 that formed a coalition government led by Prince Norodom Sihanouk. A new constitution was adopted in September that restored the pre-1970 Kingdom of Cambodia, though now as a constitutional monarchy and a multiparty liberal democracy. Sihanouk immediately ascended the throne under the new constitution.)
    • found: The world factbook, via WWW, June 3, 2019:Cambodia (A December 1978 Vietnamese invasion drove the Khmer Rouge into the countryside, began a 10-year Vietnamese occupation, and touched off 20 years of civil war. The 1991 Paris Peace Accords mandated democratic elections and a cease-fire, which was not fully respected by the Khmer Rouge. UN-sponsored elections in 1993 helped restore some semblance of normalcy under a coalition government.)
    • found: Oats, W.N. I could cry for these people : an Australian Quaker response to the plight of the people of Cambodia, 1979-1993, 1994.
    • found: Hallsey, J. US foreign policy in Cambodia, 1945-1993, 2009.
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