The Khmer Rouge waged a bloody guerilla resistance war against the Vietnamese and their Cambodian allies, assisted by two more Western-aligned resistance group. The invasion brought an end to the Khmer Rouge’s monstrous genocide, but not to the war itself.

40 Years Ago, Vietnam Steamrolled the Genocidal Khmer Rouge of Cambodia in a Lightning War. Cambodia - Cambodia - Civil war: In March 1970, while Prince Sihanouk was visiting the Soviet Union, the National Assembly voted to remove him from office as head of state.


The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, or the Vietnam Conflict, was a proxy war of the Cold War that occurred in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia from 1959 to April 30, 1975.
150 million people were murdered by communist countries in addition to those killed in war. A map of modern day Laos, showing its location west of Vietnam.

It represented a successful attempt on the part of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam, DRV) and the National Front for the Liberation of Vietnam (Viet Cong) to unite and impose a communist system over the entire nation. Vietnam War (1954–75), conflict that pitted the communist government of North Vietnam and its allies in South Vietnam, the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States.

Less celebrated is Vietnam's quiet retreat from its own deeply unpopular foreign war that ended 25 years ago this month. Scattered skirmishes between the two sides in 1975 had escalated into open warfare by the end of 1977. The Vietnam War was a very sad and divisive time.

The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, was a major conflict during the Cold War that was fought in South and North Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos.

The Vietnam War occurred in present-day Vietnam, Southeast Asia. Here are seven facts not known about the Cambodian-Vietnamese War. Victory over the US military is remembered each year in Vietnam as a triumph over foreign aggression in a war of national liberation. The Sino-Vietnamese War (Vietnamese: Chiến tranh biên giới Việt-Trung) is also known as the Third Indochina War, in order to distinguish it from the First Indochina War, and the Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War.

The Vietnam War was the prolonged struggle between nationalist forces attempting to unify the country of Vietnam under a communist government and the United States (with the aid of the South Vietnamese) attempting to prevent the spread of communism. In Phnom Penh, Lon Nol’s new government was initially popular, particularly for his quixotic pledge to rid Cambodia of Vietnamese communist troops.