• Cambodia becomes a French protectorate and remains a French colony for the next 90 years. 

  • Japan occupies Cambodia during World War II.

  • France re-establishes its protectorate over Cambodia.

  • Cambodia gains independence from France and becomes a monarchy.

  • The country is re-named the State of Cambodia.

  • A peace agreement is signed in Paris.

  • As the monarchy is restored with Sihanouk becoming king again, the government-in-exile loses its seat at the UN.

  • Parliament ratifies the kingdom's joining of the World Trade Organization.

  • After years of armed conflict between Cambodia and Thailand, the International Court of Justice steps in to stop outbreaks and encourages the countries to withdraw troops from disputed borders.

  • Cambodia's significant opposition party, the Cambodia National Rescue Party, is dissolved by the Supreme Court. 


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