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Thailand

  • Demonym: Thai

  • Type: Nation


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Ang Thong Archipelago Archipelago
Ban Chiang Archaeological Site
Bangkok City
Chiang Mai Place
Doi Inthanon Mountain Mountain
Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex
Erawan Waterfalls
Historic City of Ayutthaya
Historic Town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns
Kaeng Sopha Waterfall
Kaeng Tana Rapids
Kanchanaburi Place
Khao Chong Pran Bat Cave Natural Cave
Khao Khitchakut Mountain Mountain
Khao Lak-Lam Ru National Park
Khao Luang Mountain Mountain
Khao Lumpee Waterfalls and Thai Muang Beach
Khao Phanom Bencha Mountain Mountain
Khao Sam Roi Yot Mountain Mountain
Khao Yai Forests and Waterfalls
Khlong Lan Waterfalls and Mountain Mountain
Mae Ping Gorge Canyon
Mae Surin Waterfalls
Mukdahan Rock Formations
Naga Fireballs
Ob Luang Gorge Canyon
Pha Taem Cliff
Phai Lom Temple Storks
Phang-Nga Bay
Phra Nang Peninsula
Phu Hin Rong Kla Mountain Mountain
Phu Kradung Mountain Mountain
Phu Rua Rock Formations
Samui Island Rocks
Samui Island Waterfalls
Similan Islands Archipelago
Sri Phangnga Waterfalls
Teelorsu Waterfalls
Thale Sap Lakes
Thung Yai Naresuan and Huai Kha Kaeng Forests
Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuaries

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Location

Southeastern Asia, bordering the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, southeast of Burma - The World Factbook

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Corruption Perceptions Index - 2014, Transparency International: 85


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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 in 1954 after sending troops to Korea and later fighting alongside the United States in Vietnam. Thailand since 2005 has experienced several rounds of political turmoil including a military coup in 2006 that ousted then Prime Minister THAKSIN Chinnawat, followed by large-scale street protests by competing political factions in 2008, 2009, and 2010. Demonstrations in 2010 culminated with clashes between security forces and pro-THAKSIN protesters, elements of which were armed, and resulted in at least 92 deaths and an estimated $1.5 billion in arson-related property losses. THAKSIN's youngest sister, YINGLAK Chinnawat, in 2011 led the Puea Thai Party to an electoral win and assumed control of the government. YINGLAK's leadership was almost immediately challenged by historic flooding in late 2011 that had large swathes of the country underwater and threatened to inundate Bangkok itself. Throughout 2012 the Puea Thai-led government struggled with the opposition Democrat Party to fulfill some its main election promises, including constitutional reform and political reconciliation. Since January 2004, thousands have been killed and wounded in violence associated with the ethno-nationalist insurgency in Thailand's southern Malay-Muslim majority provinces. - The World Factbook

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The King And I Film Oscar Hammerstein II British schoolteacher, Anna Leonowens, becomes the governess to the children of King Mongkut of Siam, early 1860s

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