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Bright Duo. by Prateh-Kampuchea Bright Duo. by Prateh-Kampuchea

Cambodia and Indonesia have an often over looked relationship.

The countries, at current, are improving their trade relations, and while Cambodia has been receiving more Indonesian visitors, they are more attracted to Angkor Wat than Phnom Penh. At current, the two countries are attempting to find a way around Cambodia’s difficulty in promoting and transporting goods. Their main trade goods are pharmaceuticals (Indonesia) and rice (Cambodia).

Moreover, Indonesia is entrusted with the tedious task of monitoring Cambodia and Thailand’s much disputed border which has been in dispute for many years. Indonesia plays peace keeper in the Cambodia-Thailand dispute over the Preah Vihear temple. Out of the two countries, Cambodia was the first to agree to such an arrangement, Thailand not responding initially due to a governmental change.

The two share similarities between temples (though Indonesia’s are theorized to be roughly 300 years older), and it is believed that Khmer architects were inspired by the Javanese.   There are also similarities in Khmer and Javanese dance, and suspected linkages in language (though linguists are still investigating). The two also share cultural ties brought to them by India.

 

Conflict:

The two countries maintained relations with one another as far back as roughly after the February of 707 in which the Khmer Kingdom, Chenla, experienced anarchic turmoil that resulted in it splitting into two realms: “Land Chenla” and “Water Chenla”.

While Land Chenla remained stable, Water Chenla came under constant attack by the Javanese (Indonesia) at sea. The Sailendra dynasty in Java eventually forced Water Chenla into vassal status, the last king of Water Chenla being executed in roughly 790 for offending a Javanese monarch. However, in a small battle that followed, a ruler of one of the smaller Khmer states located to the north of the Mekong Delta, Jayavarman II (a prince who lived in the court of Sailendra in Java), assumed the throne and liberated the Khmer people of what used to be Water Chenla as well as marked the start of the Angkor Era.



Subtracting the years that Water Chenla was under Javanese rule, Cambodia and Indonesia have had 1,212 years of good relations. :U

Cahaya/Indonesia OC(c):iconmelonstyle:

By the by: sorry if I drew Cahaya wrong, Mel. I went off her pictures here fav.me/d7hxbgz and here fav.me/d5uesz2

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misschocoholic Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Aaaaw so cute~

Here's some modern hints/proofs of CambodiaXIndonesia. In case guys want to know
1. During Khmer Rogue, France and Indonesia are the ones who initiated piece in Cambodia in the late 80's. Military from Indonesia helped fighting and chase away Khmer guerillas. 
2. Indonesia contribute in establishing sailing routes from Sihanoukville (Kampong Saom) to neighbouring countries
3. Cambodia-Indonesia Telecom (telecommunication partner)
4. During ASEAN meeting 2012, those involved in Southern China Sea conflict failed in reaching agreement. Marty Natalegawa (Indonesia's Minister of Foreign Affairs) embarked on 30 hours journey to Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore to convince them to have another meeting
5. Indonesian special forces KOPASSUS train their cambodian counterparts, Para-Commando 911 Batalyon. Cambodians adopt KOPASSUS' red berrets

I'll look for more~
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Golden-LIA Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
So cute and I love the colouring there
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eyelushtraitor Featured By Owner Edited Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist
double post
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eyelushtraitor Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist
awww they are both so cute :heart:

and there is some earthy/traditional quality from the combination of brown/gold colour you use.
make me thinks about a quite evening spent with loved ones. :icononiskiplz:
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kamillyanna Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OmG KIKI YOUR TALENT IS KILLING ME THE STYLE IS A+ AND SPOT ON KSSFDDJJKLLL
Ahhh this is so nice <33 And the info goshh
Over 1000 years thats insane omg
Sobs teach meeee
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Prateh-Kampuchea Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
((tEACH WHAT I JUST ADD WAAAYYY TOO MUCH OVERLAY OTL

Ahuuurrr yep. eue one of Cambodia's longer positive relationships aside from India and Chine who have had positive relations with Cambodia for a little over 2,000 years~
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melonstyle Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
SOB YES MY OVERLOOKED BABIES

and btw you drew Cahaya great! She looks so adorable and little next to Pheakdei omggg, THE HEIGHT DIFFERENCE

And the info is interesting too, I hope these two become even closer friends over the years! They really do have a lot of similarities, aahhh -- BUT YES OVER 1000 YEARS OF GOOD RELATIONS :iconkiligplz:
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