Cambodia Timeline By Heiny425 Jan 1, 1884 Cambodia was a virtual colony. Soon after it was made part of the Indochina Union with Annam, Tonkin, Cochin-China, and Laos. Period: Jan 1, 1940 to Jan 1, 2000 Cambodia History Cambodia Jan 1, 1941 Cambodia occupied by Japan during World War 2 Cambodia is occupied by Japan during World War 2 Jan 1, 1945 Japanese dissolved the colonial administration and king. Japaneses dissovled by colonial administration and king. Jan 1, 1946 France re-imposes it's protectorate. France re-imposes Jan 1, 1953 Cambodia declares independence from France. Declares independence from France. Jul 4, 1953 Announcment of it's headlines to grant independence which came November 9 1953 Grant independence Jan 1, 1960 Parts of cambodia eastern provinces were serving as bases for North Vietnamese Army. Cambodia eastern provinces. Jan 1, 1965 State of Sihanouk breaks off relations with the U.S. State of Sihanouk. Jan 1, 1970 Sihanouk desposed Sihanouk desposed. Jan 1, 1975 Khmer Rouge led by Pol Pot occupy Phnom Penh. occupy Phnom Penh. Jan 1, 1975 Cambodia is renamed Kampuchea. Cambodia renamed Jan 1, 1976 Country re-titled Democratic Kampuchea. Re-titled Jan 1, 1977 War broke out with Vietnam. War broke out. Jan 1, 1978 Vietnam forces invade Cambodia Vienam invades Cambodia Jan 1, 1979 Vietnamese take Phnom Penh. Vietnameses ake Phnom Penh. Jan 1, 1989 Vietnamese troops withdraw Vietnamese troops wihdraw Jan 1, 1989 Country renamed State of Cambodia Country renamed State of Cambodia. Jan 1, 1997 Pol Pot and Khmer forces flee to borders with Thailand. Pol Pot and Khmer forces flee to borders with Thailand. Jan 1, 1998 Pol Pot dies Pol Pot dies.