Thailand

Country Thailand
Capital Bangkok
Continent Asia
Currency Baht(THB)
Languages Thai

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A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy. In alliance with Japan during World War II, Thailand became a US treaty ally following the conflict. A military coup in September 2006 ousted then Prime Minister THAKSIN Chinnawat. The interim government held elections in December 2007 that saw the former pro-THAKSIN People's Power Party (PPP) emerge at the head of a coalition government. The anti-THAKSIN People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) in May 2008 began street demonstrations against the new government, eventually occupying the prime minister's office in August and Bangkok's two international airports in November. The PAD ended their protests in early December 2008 following a court ruling that dissolved the ruling PPP and two other coalition parties for election violations. The Democrat Party then formed a new coalition government and ABHISIT Wetchachiwa became prime minister. In October 2008 THAKSIN went into voluntary exile to avoid imprisonment for a corruption conviction, and has since agitated his followers from abroad. THAKSIN supporters re-organized into the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD) and rioted in April 2009, shutting down an ASEAN meeting in Phuket, and in early 2010 protested a court verdict confiscating most of THAKSIN's wealth. Since January 2004, thousands have been killed as separatists in Thailand's southern ethnic Malay-Muslim provinces increased the violence associated with their cause.

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What Does A $100000 Dream Honeymoon In Thailand Buy?
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Nikkei Asian Review

China to create trade zone with Thailand and Laos as tariffs bite
Nikkei Asian Review
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Thailand bans smoking in public areas, 'other places' - Times of India

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Thailand bans smoking in public areas, 'other places'
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Thailand's CP Group, BSR bid for US$6.8b high-speed rail project - The Edge Markets MY

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Thailand's CP Group, BSR bid for US$6.8b high-speed rail project
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BANGKOK (Nov 12): Thailand's Charoen Pokphand Group (CP Group) and its allies and BSR Joint Venture submitted bids on Monday for a US$6.8 billion high-speed railway project that will link three main airports in the country, the State Railway of ...
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Thailand loses WTO dispute over cigarette imports
Nikkei Asian Review
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Facebook Expands Dating To Canada And Thailand
We are Social Media (press release) (blog)
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