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Kingdom of Cambodia
Preahreachanachak Kampuchea

Political Status: Became independent as the Kingdom of Cambodia on November 9, 1953; Khmer Republic proclaimed October 9, 1970; renamed Democratic Kampuchea by constitution of January 5, 1976, following Communist (Khmer Rouge) takeover on April 17, 1975; de jure authority contested by the Coalition Government of Democratic Kampuchea (CGDK) and the People’s Republic of Kampuchea (PRK, formed January 8, 1979) following the Vietnamese invasion of December 1978; PRK redesignated as State of Cambodia on April 30, 1989; CGDK redesignated as National Government of Cambodia on February 3, 1990, collateral with reversion of Democratic Kampuchea to Cambodia; transitional Supreme National Council formally endorsed by all-party peace agreement signed in Paris, France, on October 23, 1991; interim coalition regime (without Khmer Rouge participation) authorized ...

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