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Following Japanese occupation in WWII, Cambodia gained independence from France in 1953. In April 1975, after a seven-year struggle, communist Khmer Rouge forces captured Phnom Penh and evacuated all cities and towns. Up to 3 million Cambodians died from execution, forced hardships, or starvation under Pol Pot. Today Cambodia has a strong and growing economy but with political ties to China who has provided $15billion in financial assistance since the 1990s.
Did you know?
- Angkor Wat is the largest religious structure on Earth.
- The average age of the population is under 15 years old.
- There are still a lot of active landmines in the country left by the Khmer Rouge.