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How much of the population was killed in the Cambodian genocide?
It resulted in the deaths of 1.5 to 2 million people from 1975 to 1979, nearly a quarter of Cambodia’s 1975 population ( c. 7.8 million).
What caused the Cambodia famine?
Fighting between the Vietnamese and anti-Vietnamese forces disrupted Cambodian rice production in 1979. A country-wide famine was anticipated in 1980. Aid agencies estimated that up to 2.5 million Cambodians were at risk of starvation.
Who is to blame for the Cambodian genocide?
Ben Kiernan, head of the Cambodian Genocide Project at Yale University, estimated that the Khmer Rouge were responsible for 1.5 million deaths and later raised that estimate to 1.7 million, more than 20\% of the population.
How did the Cambodian genocide affect the economy?
Increasing budgetary expenditures, skyrocketing inflation, shrinking export earnings, and a rising balance-of-payments deficit plagued the war-torn economy. The war’s most damaging effect was on rice production. In 1972 Cambodia needed to import rice (from Japan and from Thailand) for the first time since independence.
What are Khmer greetings?
Cambodians traditionally greet each other with palms together, in a manner of prayer. They lift up their hands to the chest level and bow slightly. This is called Som Pas. In general, the higher the hands and lower the bow, the more respect is being shown.
Why did Vietnam invade Cambodia?
Vietnam launched an invasion of Cambodia in late December 1978 to remove Pol Pot. Two million Cambodians had died at the hands of his Khmer Rouge regime and Pol Pot’s troops had conducted bloody cross-border raids into Vietnam, Cambodia’s historic enemy, massacring civilians and torching villages.
How long did the Cambodian genocide last?
Lasting for four years (between 1975 and 1979), the Cambodian Genocide was an explosion of mass violence that saw between 1.5 and 3 million people killed at the hands of the Khmer Rouge, a communist political group.
Who survived the Cambodian genocide?
|Occupation||Motor mechanic, writer|
|Known for||Survivor of the Tuol Sleng prison camp|
|Children||7 (4 killed)|
What percentage of Cambodia is in poverty?
As a result of Cambodia’s sustained high growth, the percentage of Cambodians living under the national poverty line fell from 47.8 percent in 2007 to 13.5 percent in 2014 and poverty reduction.
What is considered rude in Cambodia?
Cambodian parents always tell their children not to touch or pat another person’s head because it is a sin. When standing or posing for a picture, a younger person never puts his/her hand on an elder’s shoulder. It is considered very rude. When talking, take off hats and don’t put hands in pockets.
How do you say girlfriend in Cambodian?
Songsaa (song-saa) / “sweetheart” Sticking with the romance theme, Khmers often affectionately refer to their girlfriend or boyfriend as songsaa, which directly translates to “sweetheart”.