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Lon Nol

Prime Minister of Cambodia

Died when: 72 years 4 days (864 months)
Star Sign: Scorpio


Lon Nol

Marshal Lon Nol (Khmer: ??? ???, also ??? ???; 13 November 1913 – 17 November 1985) was a Cambodian politician and general who served as Prime Minister of Cambodia twice (1966–67; 1969–71), as well as serving repeatedly as defence minister and provincial governor.

As a nationalist and conservative, he led the military coup of 1970 against Prince Norodom Sihanouk, abolished the monarchy, and established the short-lived Khmer Republic.

Constitutionally a semi-presidential republic, Cambodia was de facto governed under a military dictatorship.He was the commander-in-chief of the Khmer National Armed Forces during the Cambodian Civil War.

On April 1st, 1975, 16 days before the Khmer Rouge captured Phnom Penh, Lon Nol fled to the United States, first to Hawaii and Michigan and then to California, where he remained until his death in 1985.

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