End of Empire100 days in 1945 that changed Asia and the world.

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  • Cambodian premier deposed by French

    15 October 1945. The commander of French forces in Indochina, General Leclerc, flies to Phnom Penh and arrests Son Ngoc Thanh, who is flown immediately to prison in Saigon. By accident or design, King Sihanouk is absent from Phnom Penh on a religious pilgrimage.

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