Thailand

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

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Introduction

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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Thailand playing for World Cup pride in Saitama - Fox Sports Asia

Fox Sports Asia

Thailand playing for World Cup pride in Saitama
Fox Sports Asia
BANGKOK, THAILAND - SEPTEMBER 06: Maya Yoshida (L) #22 of Japan and Chanathip Songkrasin (R) #18 of Thailand compete for the ball during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier between Thailand and Japan at the Rajamangala National Stadium on ...
Halilhodzic warns Japan not to underestimate ThailandThe Japan Times
Thailand hope to replicate Singapore heroics vs. Japan in WC qualifierESPN FC (blog)
Thailand hope for magic in World Cup qualifier in chilly JapanBangkok Post
Japan Today -The Phuket News
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Montagnards: Escaping Vietnam, stateless in Thailand - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.com

Montagnards: Escaping Vietnam, stateless in Thailand
Aljazeera.com
Thailand, Bangkok - Far away from the sprawling skyscrapers at the heart of Bangkok's megalopolis lives a small community of 150 Montagnard families. The Montagnards are the native inhabitants of the Central Highlands, one of Vietnam's mountainous ...



Mother of Scots boxer to bring body home from Thailand - STV News

STV News

Mother of Scots boxer to bring body home from Thailand
STV News
The mother of a boxer who collapsed and died while training in Thailand is flying out to bring his body home. Jordan Coe, from Stirlingshire, had been preparing for a Muay Thai bout when he collapsed in the city of Ubon Ratchanthani on Sunday.
Boxer dies of heatstroke in ThailandSky News Australia
Scottish Muay Thai boxer dies while training in ThailandThe Guardian
Boxer Jordan Coe dies of heatstroke in ThailandStuff.co.nz
Metro -Telegraph.co.uk -RT -Bangkok Post
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Thailand's ambassador to U.S. visits Georgia Tech - Georgia Tech News Center

Georgia Tech News Center

Thailand's ambassador to U.S. visits Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech News Center
Pusan Manawapat (second from left), the Kingdom of Thailand's ambassador to the United States, meets with Jen Bonnett, (third from left) general manager of ...

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New road-rail option links Thailand with Poland - JOC.com

JOC.com

New road-rail option links Thailand with Poland
JOC.com
The multimodal venture involved five days of trucking across Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam and into China where customs formalities and rail container loading was done. Twelve more days were spent on the rail passage from Chongqing to Malaszewicze in ...

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Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej Is Still The Biggest Celebrity In Thailand - Forbes

Forbes

Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej Is Still The Biggest Celebrity In Thailand
Forbes
In a modern world which often snickers at its leaders on late night comedy shows, a visit to Thailand these days reveals the immense respect his subjects have for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Travelers to airports in the former Siam will see ...

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Dogs rescued from Thailand seeking forever homes in Delco | 6abc ... - 6abc.com

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TV news channel suspended in Thailand - CPJ Press Freedom Online

CPJ Press Freedom Online

TV news channel suspended in Thailand
CPJ Press Freedom Online
"Thailand's military government has consistently said it is preparing to restore democracy but it continues to censor the media in a crude, authoritarian fashion," said Shawn Crispin, CPJ's senior Southeast Asia representative. "We call on regulators ...

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Sorry, taxis: Uber will not suspend services in Thailand - Coconuts

Coconuts

Sorry, taxis: Uber will not suspend services in Thailand
Coconuts
ďAt the meeting, Uber urged the government to amend the existing Motor Vehicle Act so that it allows for ridesharing in Thailand. Uber is pleased that the government agreed to conducting independent third party research into ride-sharing regulations ...



Taipei mayor arrives in Thailand for official visit - Taiwan News

Taiwan News

Taipei mayor arrives in Thailand for official visit
Taiwan News
Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je arrived in Bangkok, Thailand Tuesday on the second leg of his three-nation tour to promote tourism in the city. This is Ko's first official visit to Thailand as mayor of Taipei, as part of the government's efforts to promote ...

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