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NEW DELHI-Changing the Fine Print

war has brought about between Cambodia and' South Vietnam, lt is clear why the Government chose. this brutal way to make itself popular. Unlike Sihanouk, the present leaders have neither persona! charisma nor any mass political base. And they do not have royal divinity (though Sirik Matak is a prince) with which to claim the god-king status Sihanouk enjoyed. It was perhaps a clever play to make up for these deficiencies by arousing tribal passions; chauvinism seems to give cheap mass appeal to many ruling groups in Asia today.

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