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of the worst poverty in the world, such as Sierra Leone, Ghana, Ethiopia, Chad, Eritrea, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Kenya, Thailand, Cambodia and Burma (The Republic of the Union of Myanmar). In many of these places, he created video reports detailing local conditions and some of the NGO projects aimed at ameliorating them. Whilst in Burma, Mitchell challenged its Government by raising evidence of systematic human rights abuses


Myanmar. Related to Tibetan and Cambodian grappling arts, It became popular in rural areas where it was often performed at festivals alongside lethwei matches. Naban is most commonly practiced

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government sent many people who supported the old government in the South to "re-education camps", and others to "new economic zones." An estimated 1 million people were imprisoned with no formal charges or trials. According to published

academic studies in the United States and Europe, 165,000 people died in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam's re-education camps. Thousands were tortured or abused. Prisoners were incarcerated for as long as 17 years, with most terms ranging from three to 10 years. These factors, coupled with poverty and the total destruction of Vietnam, which happened during the Vietnam war, caused hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese to flee. In 1979, Vietnam

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: A Political Biography of Pol Pot, Revised Edition, Chiang Mai, Thailand: Silkworm Books, pp. 96-7. while Christopher Hitchens asserts that the bombing may have increased recruitment for the Khmer Rouge. In Indochina the French government was facing the Viet Minh communist rebels and lost its Indochinese colonies during the First Indochina War in 1954 after the Battle of Dien Bien Phu. Vietnam was divided in two states while Cambodia and Laos were made

independent. France left Indochina only to be replaced there by the United States, which would soon be engaged in the long Vietnam War. The middle period was a time of notable cultural development. The Satavahana dynasty, also known as the Andhras, ruled in southern and central India after around 230 BCE. Satakarni, the sixth ruler of the Satvahana dynasty, defeated the Sunga Empire of north India. Afterwards, Kharavela, the warrior king of Kalinga (India) Kalinga

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activist. He was a pilot in the U. S. Air Force during the Vietnam War, flying C-141 transport aircraft (C-141 Starlifter). He was piloting American Airlines Flight 11 when it was hijacked and flown

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; such as love, comedy or warding off evil spirits. Social dances are those performed by guests at banquets, parties or other informal social gatherings. Khmer traditional social dances are analogous to those of other Southeast Asian nations. Examples include the circle dances Romvong and Romkbach as well as ''Saravan'' and ''Lam Leav''. Modern western popular dances including Cha-cha (Cha-cha-cha (dance)), Bolero, and the Madison (Madison (dance)), have

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http: g drl rls irf 2006 71338.htm title U.S. Department of States – International Religious Freedom Report 2006: China (includes Tibet, Hong Kong, and Macau) publisher accessdate 20 November 2011 The largest major branch of Buddhism is Mahayana, with no fewer than 185 million adherents. Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs

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Company Butterworth rotations and deployed to the Middle East with No. 33 Squadron (No. 33 Squadron RAAF) in 1998. 2AFDS also deployed a Rifle Flight to assist with the evacuation of civilians from Cambodia in 1997 as part of Operation Vista. - Cambodia Ministry of the Interior (Ministry of the Interior (Cambodia)) Minister of the Interior (Minister of the Interior (Cambodia)) - In addition to its unusual

title, this collection of thirteen short stories and essays is notable also for having a division three quarters of the way down the page, above which appear the stories, below which appears an essay about Cambodia and the Khmer Rouge. Many of the stories and essays deal with the turbulence caused by modernization, colonialism, and multiculturalism. In his essays, Fawcett makes frequent references both to the short Joseph Conrad novel '' Heart of Darkness

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: people personal mccog_pah.php Profile. He has published widely, in academic and popular journals, on the "liberation" struggles in South East Asia. This led McCormack, in 1979 and 1980, to deny that genocide had occurred in Cambodia during the Pol Pot years. In more recent times he has become more interested in environmental issues and in 1996 published ''The Emptiness of Japanese Affluence'' which attacked Japanese economic success


'''Cambodia''' ( , Preăh Réachéanachâk Kâmpŭchéa) and once known as the Khmer Empire, is a country located in the southern portion of the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia. Its total landmass is 181,035 square kilometres (69,898 sq mi), bordered by Thailand to the northwest, Laos to the northeast, Vietnam to the east, and the Gulf of Thailand to the southwest.

With a population of over 15 million, Cambodia is the 69th most populous country (List of countries by population) in the world. The official religion is Theravada Buddhism, practiced by approximately 95 percent of the population. The country's minority groups include Vietnamese (Vietnamese people), Chinese (Han Chinese), Cham (Cham (Asia))s, and 30 hill tribes (Khmer Loeu). The capital and largest city is Phnom Penh, the political, economic, and cultural center of Cambodia. The kingdom is a constitutional monarchy with Norodom Sihamoni, a monarch (Elective monarchy) chosen by the Royal Throne Council (Politics of Cambodia), as head of state. The head of government is Hun Sen, who is currently the longest serving non-royal leader (List of current longest ruling non-royal leaders) in South East Asia and has ruled Cambodia for over 25 years.

Cambodia's ancient name is "Kambuja" (Sanskrit (Sanskrit language): कंबुज). David P. Chandler (1992) ''History of Cambodia''. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, ISBN 0813335116. In 802 AD, Jayavarman II declared himself king and marked the beginning of the Khmer Empire which flourished for over 600 years, allowing successive kings to dominate much of Southeast Asia and accumulate immense power and wealth. The Indianized kingdom built monumental temples including Angkor Wat, now a World Heritage Site, and facilitated the spread of first Hinduism, then Buddhism to much of Southeast Asia. After the fall of Angkor to Ayutthaya (Ayutthaya Kingdom) in the 15th century, Cambodia was then ruled as a vassal between its neighbors.

Cambodia became a protectorate of France in 1863, and gained independence in 1953. The Vietnam War extended into Cambodia, during which the Khmer Rouge took Phnom Penh in 1975 and later carried out the Cambodian Genocide from 1975 until 1979, when they were ousted by Vietnam and then fought against the Vietnamese backed People's Republic of Kampuchea in the Cambodian–Vietnamese War (1979-1991). Following the 1991 Paris Peace Accords Cambodia was governed briefly by a United Nations mission (United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia) (1992-1993). The UN withdrew after holding elections in which around 90 percent of the registered voters cast ballots. The 1997 coup (1997 clashes in Cambodia) placed power solely in the hands of Prime Minister Hun Sen and the Cambodian People's Party, who remain in power as of 2014.

Cambodia is a "vaguely communist free-market state with a relatively authoritarian coalition ruling over a superficial democracy." Political Transition in Cambodia 1991-1999, by David W. Roberts, Curzon Publishers, 2001 The country faces numerous challenges and sociopolitical issues, including widespread poverty,

A low income economy, Cambodia nonetheless has one of the best economic records in Asia, with growth averaging 6 percent over the last decade. Agriculture remains the dominant economic sector, with strong growth in textiles, construction, garments, and tourism leading to increased foreign investment and international trade. Cambodia to outgrow LDC status by 2020 Business The Phnom Penh Post – Cambodia's Newspaper of Record. The Phnom Penh Post (18 May 2011). Retrieved on 20 June 2011.

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