1970s C.E.

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The Khmer Rouge falls from power in Cambodia

The regime was removed from power in 1979 when Vietnam invaded Cambodia and quickly destroyed most of the Khmer Rouge’s forces. Before this, the regime murdered hundreds of thousands of Cambodians and perpetrated genocide of Cambodian minorities.

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Denmark’s Home Rule Act of 1979 gives Greenland limited autonomy

As a consequence of political complications in relation to Denmark’s entry into the European Common Market in 1972, Denmark began to seek a different status for Greenland, resulting in the Home Rule Act of 1979. This gave Greenland its own legislature taking control of some internal policies.

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Spain begins transition to democracy

Many mark the start of the Spanish transition to democracy started as 20 November 1975, the death of Francisco Franco, who had established a dictatorship after the victory of the Nationalists in the Spanish Civil War

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