Cambodian-Vietnamese War: Causes & Effects


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Who was the leader of the Khmer Rouge?

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1. Why did the United States support a Khmer-Rouge dominated coalition after Vietnam invaded Cambodia?

2. Who supported the Khmer Rouge during the Vietnam War?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In the late 1970s, a conflict arose between neighbors Cambodia and Vietnam. These quiz questions will ask about these events, which came to be known as the Cambodian-Vietnamese War.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will check your understanding of the following:

  • The Khmer Rouge
  • U.S. support of Cambodia
  • Support for the Khmer Rouge
  • Other conflicts in the area

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - verify that you have retained the most crucial information about the Cambodian-Vietnamese War
  • Defining key concepts - identify and elaborate on the Khmer Rouge, including the group's aims and international supporters
  • Critical thinking - use lesson material to understand the goals of the Khmer Rouge

Additional Learning

For more information on this international conflict, review the accompanying lesson entitled Cambodian-Vietnamese War: Causes & Effects. Lesson objectives include the following:

  • Review the events that preceded this war
  • Analyze the role of the United States throughout the conflict
  • Discuss Pol Pot and his actions in Cambodia