Khmer Republic

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Khmer Republic

(Placename) the former official name (1970–76) of Cambodia


(kæmˈboʊ di ə)

State of, a republic in SE Asia: formerly part of French Indochina. 11,626,520; 69,866 sq. mi. (180,953 sq. km). Cap.: Phnom Penh. Formerly, People's Republic of Kampuchea, Khmer Republic.
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Many officials in the Khmer Republic government, including Lon Nol, met Sarin to hear about his time with the Khmer Rouge.
In 1975, Pol Pot's communist Khmer Rouge regime overthrew Cambodia's then pro-US Khmer Republic military dictatorship.
Pol Pot led the Communist Khmer Rouge who overthrew the sitting Khmer Republic and renamed the country "Democratic Kampuchea.
With Losing Vietnam: How America Abandoned Southeast Asia, Ira Hunt adds to the literature by offering an analysis of the collapse of South Vietnam and the Khmer Republic and strives to correct misperceptions about the denouement of the war; instead, he accidentally offers a window into the mindset that contributed to America's defeat in Indochina.
Ceylon is now Sri Lanka, Burma is now Myanmar, and Cambodia became the Khmer Republic and then became Kampuchea and then became Cambodia again.
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On October 9, the Cambodian monarchy was abolished, and the country was renamed the Khmer Republic.
81) Sak Sutsakhan, The Khmer Republic at war and the final collapse (Washington, DC: Indochina Monographs, 1978).
More than half of the book is dedicated to the period from 1970 through the present, with chapters on the Khmer Republic, Democratic Kampuchea, the second civil war, the road to democracy, and Cambodia under Hun Sen.