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    Buddhism was founded from the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama,

  • Jan 1, 1400

    600 years powerful Khmer kings dominate much of present­day Southeast Asia,

  • the throne switched back

  • Cambodia's current king, Norodom Sihanouk. He was 18. In 1945

  • the Vietnamese withdrew the last of their troops and the government renamed the country State of Cambodia