Thursday, October 27, 2016

Thailand's Royal Mess


In the spring of 1975 the dominoes were falling in Southeast Asia: The Khmer Rouge were exterminating Cambodia’s urban populations and Saigon fell to the North Vietnamese. By the end of the year Lao king Savang Vatthana was under house arrest.

Thailand was expected to fall next, yet didn't. Thailand not only survived but would become one of the most prosperous countries in the region thanks to Bhumibol Adulyadej, the Chakri dynasty's ninth king, or Rama IX. He died this month at age 88........ Read more

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