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
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.
During the final years of the Khmer Republic
, he worked at the Ministry of Information.
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.