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Author Morris, Stephen J.

Title Why Vietnam invaded Cambodia : political culture and the causes of war / Stephen J. Morris
Published Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1999


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Description xiii, 315 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction: International Relations, Rationality, and Marxist-Leninist Political Cultures -- Pt. 1. The Local Genesis of the Conflict. 1. Roots of a Conflict: The Vietnamese Communists and the Cambodians, 1930-70. 2. The Public Rise and Secret Fall of "Militant Solidarity": Vietnamese and Cambodian Communists, 1970-75. 3. The Foreign Policy of Democratic Kampuchea, 1975-78. 4. The Public Disintegration of "Militant Solidarity" in Indochina: Vietnam and Cambodia, 1975-78 -- Pt. 2. The Internationalization of a Conflict. 5. Vietnam and the Communist World, 1930-68. 6. North Vietnam's Tilt Toward the Soviet Union, 1968-75. 7. The Collapse of Vietnamese-Chinese Relations. 8. The Emergence of the Soviet-Vietnamese Alliance. 9. The Consequences of the Vietnamese Invasion -- Conclusion: History and Theory
Summary On December 25, 1978, the armed forces of Vietnam launched a full-scale invasion of Cambodia that marked a turning point in the first and only extended war fought between two communist regimes. The Vietnamese forced Pol Pot's Khmers Rouges regime from its seat of power in Phnom Penh, but the ensuing war was a major source of international tension throughout the last decade of the Cold War. This book is the first comprehensive, scholarly analysis of the causes of the Vietnamese invasion, and it is the only study of Southeast Asian affairs by a Western scholar who has made use of the rich archives of the former Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Bibliography Includes bibliographical (pages 289- 303) references and index
Subject Cambodian-Vietnamese Conflict, 1977-1991.
Cambodia -- Foreign relations -- Vietnam.
Cambodia -- History -- 20th century.
Vietnam -- Foreign relations -- Cambodia.
Vietnam -- History -- 20th century.
LC no. 98053891
ISBN 0804730490 (cloth : alk. paper)
0804730504 (paperback)