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To what extent did the decolonisation of Malaysia inform or parallel the French withdrawal from Cambodia?

Peter Bainbridge
CamEd Business School

Faculty Publications
2016, pp. 35 – 47

This paper will focus specifically on two countries which were European colonists. The UK for Malaysia and France for Cambodia. It will analyze the extent to which the de-colonization processes can be compared and how they did not operate in isolation of each other. The French were well aware of the Malayan Emergency and the British were well aware of the French defeat at Dien Bien Phu and its implications for the region.