What was the Samlaut Rebellion, and how did it start?
Who was responsible for this outbreak of violence?
What leads to Khieu Samphan disappearing over night?
Time Period Covered 1967
In the first part of an explanation of how the Cambodian Civil War begins, Lachlan looks into the circumstances which lead to an outbreak of violence in the province of Battambang. Then on April 2, 1967, a series of murders turns into a genuine eruption of peasant unrest and government reprisal; the Samlaut Rebellion. But who started it? Was it the Khmer Rouge as Sihanouk thinks - and just who are these Cambodian communists in his eyes?
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