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Vietnam vs Cambodia (Kampuchea)

Years: 1978-1978
Battle deaths: 32,500 [1]

Nation(s) involved and/or conflict territory [note]
Vietnam, Cambodia

Published prior to 2013 | Altered: 2014-08-10 17:24:04
The Khmer Rouge, under Pol Pot, persistently fought the Vietnamese along the Cambodian-Vietnamese border ever since Pol Pot came to power in 1975 to reclaim Kampuchea Krom (a region around the Mekong Delta, now a part of Vietnam) which was once a part of the Khmer Empire. Fire-fights which later enraged Vietnam led to an invasion in 1978-9 pushing the Khmer Rouge and Pol Pot to the Thai-Cambodian border ending the Khmer Rouge regime in January 7, 1979.

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SOURCES: FATALITY DATA

Data Sources

[1] Battle deaths: PRIO Battle Deaths Dataset v3.0 (link) (1946-88) ID: #103
Low: 15,900 High: 50,000

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NOTE! Nation data for this war may be inconlusive or incomplete. In most cases it reflects which nations were involved with troops in this war, but in some it may instead reflect the contested territory.

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