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Introduction to Thai Politics, in 700 words Posted by on Dec 1, 2013

The story of modern Thai politics starts with the Siamese revolution of 1932, where republicans overthrew the monarchy and installed Thailands very first democracy. But although losing absolute power, the monarchy has always retained powerful supporters. Pridi Panomyong, the man who led the first uprising and founder of Thammasat University. He was exiled to France…

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Constitutional Thai Vocabulary Posted by on Jul 31, 2012

If you have been following Thai news in the last few months, you would have noticed quite a lot going on related to the Thai Constitution. Most of it is highly controversial and very politically charged, so I’ll spare you the details. Proponents of amending the constitution argue that the current one is very non-democratic…

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Election Related Vocab Posted by on Aug 18, 2011

Not too long ago Thailand had a very important election for the new Prime Minister. It was a very charged/heated election – to put it nicely. If you’re like me, you would be following Thai politics carefully and find yourself trying to explain (impose?) your version of democracy to everyone else. To help you with…

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