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Some struggles ended when France established its protectorate over Cambodia in 1863.When Cambodia gained its independence from France in 1953, Prince Norodom Sihanouk ruled the country as an autocracy and continued to rule until 1970.The Sap River meets the Mekong at Phnom Penh, where the river soon divides again into the Bassac and the Mekong, which flow through southern Vietnam to the South China Sea.Although Cambodia also has a coastline on the Gulf of Thailand, the coast is separated from the central flood plain by mountains; only since the 1950s have railroads and roads provided ready access to the coastal port towns. The iconic image of the countryside is one of rice paddies among which are scattered sugar palms.The golden age of Cambodia was between the 9th and 14th century, during the Angkor period, during which it was a powerful and prosperous empire that flourished and dominated almost all of inland Southeast Asia.

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The most densely populated areas now are along the rivers in the provinces near Phnom Penh. According to a 1998 census, the population is 11.42 million.

In 1970 his prime minister, General Lon Nol, overthrew him and established a military government.

The Khmer Rouge (Red or Communist Cambodians), a small movement of revolutionaries, began as a reaction to the military rule of Lon Nol and waged a war with the army until 1975 (Mattson, 1993).

The culture of Cambodia has had a rich and varied history dating back many centuries, and has been heavily influenced by India.

Throughout Cambodia's long history, a major source of inspiration was from religion.