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Chapters: Lon Nol, Lon Non, Lon Nil. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 20. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Lon Nol (Khmer: November 13, 1913 November 17, 1985) was a Cambodian politician and soldier who served as Prime Minister of Cambodia twice, as well as serving repeatedly as Defense Minister. He proclaimed himself, after a coup against Norodom Sihanouk and became President of the Khmer Republic. Nol was born in Prey Veng Province on November 13, 1913, to a family of mixed ChineseKhmer descent. His father, Lon Hin, served as a district chief in Siem Reap and Kampong Thom, after making a name for himself 'pacifying' bandit groups in Prey Veng. Nol was educated in the relatively privileged surroundings of the Lycee Chasseloup-Laubat in Saigon, followed by the Cambodian Royal Military Academy. Nol found employment with the French colonial civil service in 1937. He became a magistrate, and soon proved himself as an efficient enforcer of French rule against a series of anti-colonial disturbances in 1939. By 1946, he had risen to the post of Governor of Kratie Province. He became an associate of King Norodom Sihanouk, and by the late 1940s, when he set up a right-wing, monarchist, pro-independence political group, was becoming increasingly involved in the developing Cambodian political scene. Joining the army in 1952, he carried out military operations against the Viet Minh. After independence, Nol's nationalist 'Khmer Renovation' party (along with small right-wing parties headed by Sam Sary and Dap Chhuon) became the core of the Sangkum, the organisation set up by Sihanouk to fight the 1955 elections. Nol was appointed the Army Chief of Staff in 1955, and commander-in-chief of the armed forces in 1960, as well as serving as Defence Minister. At the time, he was a trusted supporter o...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=80049

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  • : Lon Family: Lon Nol, Lon Non, Lon Nil
  • : Books LLC
  • : 1158416822
  • : 9781158416820
  • : Paperback
  • : 22
  • : English

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