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  1. Cambodia

  2. Climate - generally prevailing weather  conditions of a region • Hot and Humid • Thunderstorms • Heat Lightning • Flash Floods • Monsoons Climate

  3. Monsoon – Seasonal wind of Southern Asia with heavy rains • Affects rural life and agriculture • Can damage homes and buildings • Causes many injuries and death • Houses are built on stilts to keep safe Monsoons

  4. Communist Party • Led by Pol Pot • Took control of the government in 1975 • Enabled by massive bombing by the U.S. in Vietnam War • Extreme self-sufficiency, nationalism, and xenophobia – fear of foreigners • Mass genocide – deliberate killing of a group of people • Education, wearing glasses, career • Killing Fields -“Holocaust of Cambodia” History - Khmer Rouge

  5. Elementary school turned into a concentration camp, now a museum TuolSleng Museum

  6. Khmer Rouge lost power after a failed attack on Vietnam in 1979 • Many areas were controlled by Vietnam for many years, but it is now completely the Kingdom of Cambodia • Still deep fear and hatred of Vietnamese • Slowly recovering economy • Many people have tried to forget Rebuilding

  7. Very poor • “Real” – Cambodian Money • Has little value • Live in shacks, little clothing, malnutrition • Agrarian society – relating to land, farming Economy

  8. Race/Ethnicity • Food • Religion • Music • Language • Region • Traditions • Values • Etc.. Culture

  9. Religion – • Primarily Buddhist • Open country = one person may have many beliefs • Family is most important • Arranged marriages • White skin is considered more beautiful Culture

  10. Rice • Vegetables • Fruits • Thai Food • Duck and duck eggs • Beef and fish • Some English is spoken in big cities • Primary language - Khmer • Chum Reap Suor - Hello • SokSabeiTeh – How are you? • Akhun – Thank you Food and Language

  11. City • Dirty • Crowded • Houses over lakes of sewage • Busy with commerce and traffic • Villages • Quiet • Less garbage • Only speak Khmer • Few businesses, no traffic • Smells better City vs Country

  12. Capital city • Motos and Moto Taxis • Dirt Roads • Responsible for what’s in front of you • Police can be easily bribed Phnom Penh

  13. Largest Hindu temple complex and the largest religious monument in the world • “City of Temples” • Built around 12th century Angkor Wats

  14. Each face is over 12 feet in height • All 4 sides (Gods are always watching)