": "It is not at all certain that Angkor desired manpower in central Thailand, rather than simply control over the rich agricultural resources." and "...whether the political economy of early Southeast Asia resulted in rulers being more concerned with control of land or control of people..." and "..sides of this discussion have offered ad hoc, case-by-case pronunciamentos, which are then repeated like mantra...

Critical discussion of the question is long overdue...[sic]" Contrary views: Author Akin Rabibhadana, who quotes Ram Khamhaeng: "One particular characteristic of the historical Southeast Asian mainland states was the lack of manpower.

However, most modern historians have approached a consensus in which several distinct and gradual changes of religious, dynastic, administrative and military nature, environmental problems and ecological imbalance Stone epigraphy in temples, which had been the primary source for Khmer history is already a rarity throughout the 13th century, ends in the third decade of the fourteenth, and does not resume until the mid-16th century.

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According to author Michael Vickery there only exist external sources for Cambodia’s 15th century, the Chinese Ming Shilu (engl.

veritable records) annales and the earliest Royal Chronicle of Ayutthaya, Wang Shi-zhen (王世貞), a Chinese scholar of the 16th century, is noted as having remarked: "The official historians are unrestrained and are skilful at concealing the truth; but the memorials and statutes they record and the documents they copy cannot be discarded." The single incident which undoubtedly reflects reality, the central reference point for the entire 15th century, is a Siamese intervention of some undisclosed nature at the capital Yasodharapura (Angkor Thom) around the year 1431.

This event initiates the slow process of Cambodia losing access to the seas and independent marine trade.

Siamese and Vietnamese dominance intensified during the 17th and 18th century, provoking frequent displacements of the seat of power as the Khmer monarch's authority decreased to the state of a vassal.

The Kambuja capital was taken and many families were removed to the capital Ayudhya.

At that time, [around 1380] the ruler of Kambuja came to attack Chonburi, to carry away families from the provinces eastwards to Chanthaburi, amounting to about six or seven thousand persons who returned [with the Cambodian armies] to Kambuja.The kingdom is centred at the Mekong, prospering as an integral part of the Asian maritime trade network, Wars with the Siamese resulted in loss of territory in the West and eventually the conquest of the capital Longvek in 1594.The Vietnamese on their "Southward March" reached Prei Nokor/Saigon at the Mekong Delta in the 17th century.British agent John Crawfurd states: "..King of that ancient Kingdom is ready to throw himself under the protection of any European nation..." To save Cambodia from being incorporated into Vietnam and Siam, King Ang Duong agreed to colonial France's offers of protection, which took effect with King Norodom Prohmbarirak signing and officially recognising the French protectorate on 11 August 1863.The Khmer Empire had steadily gained hegemonic power over most of mainland Southeast Asia since its early days in the 8th and 9th centuries.Pagan was located in the dry belt of Burma, and depended mainly upon irrigated agriculture for its economic base.