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Summary

Norodom Sihanouk (born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia) is a famous Royalty from Cambodia, he is 95 years old and still alive, born October 31, 1922.

Biography

Preah Karuna Preah Bat Sâmdech Preah Norodom Sihanouk Preahmâhaviraksat, son of Norodom Suramarit and Sisowath Kossamak. Succeeded his grandfather Sisowath Monivong who was king of Cambodia 25 april 1941, but abdicated in favor of his father in 1955. Reinstated as king of Cambodia in 1993 and sat on the throne to his son, Norodom Sihamoni took over in 2004. His current title is "King-Father" (Khmer: Preahmâhaviraksat).

He is, according to Guinness World Records, the person in the world that has had as many different titles, but these have not always meant that he had the real power. 9. november 1953 (when Cambodia became independent) to 18 March 1970 (when he was deposed in a coup by Lon Nol and the meeting) was the period when he was the country's de facto leader. There were rumors that the CIA was involved in the coup in 1970, but this has been denied by the United States. Of the historical material that is preserved, there is little that points to an active involvement from the American side.

Sihanouk fled after the coup to Peking and began to give his support to the Khmer Rouge in their struggle to overthrow Lon Nols government in Phnom Penh. In April 1975 dropped the so-called Khmer Republic and the Khmer Rouge took power by Pol Pot in the tip and Sihanouk as symbolic head of state, but without power. After one year, the 4th april 1976, he left his post. Some historians believe he was forced away by the Khmer Rouge. But when Vietnam invaded Cambodia and deposed the Khmer Rouge in 1978-1979, he collaborated again with the guerrilla group in the fight against the Vietnamese and was the 1982 Democratic Kampuchea coalition government (CGDK) president. CGDK was a coalition government in exile, consisting of Sihanouk-Funcinpec party, the Khmer Rouge and the Khmer People's National Liberation Front (KPNLF). In the period 1979-1982 held Democratic Kampuchea Cambodia in the UN and from 1982 to 1993, CGDK site. Vietnam withdrew in 1989 and peace negotiations then took place between the government and Vietnam prisoner CGDK until 1991 when an agreement could be signed in Paris. Sihanouk returned on 14 november 1991 after 13 years in exile. In 1993 he became the new king of Cambodia.

He announced on 7 October 2004 that he would abdicate and gave his poor health as the reason. Sihanouk's son, Prince Norodom Ranariddh, tried to persuade his father to be seated, but this did not work. Instead, Prince Norodom Sihamoni appointed as the new king of Cambodia, and he took 29 October 2004.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac scorpio, who is known for Transient, Self-Willed, Purposeful, Unyielding. Our collection contains 3 quotes who is written / told by Norodom.

Related authors: Pol Pot, Hun Sen

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norodom_Sihanouk

Famous quotes by Norodom Sihanouk (3)


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"Time will inevitably uncover dishonesty and lies; history has no place for them"
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"John Foster Dulles had called on me in his capacity as Secretary of State, and he had exhausted every argument to persuade me to place Cambodia under the protection of the South East Asia Treaty Organization"
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"Cambodia wanted no part of SEATO. We would look after ourselves as neutrals and Buddhists"


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