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Established in the 13th century, Thailand has experienced political turmoil since 2005 including a military coup in 2006 that ousted the PM. Street protests were commonplace from 2008 – 2010 and continue today. The Royal Thai Army staged a coup against the government changing the constitution allowing the military to appoint the 250-member Senate. An election in March 2019, was disputed and viewed as skewed in favour of the military, allowed Gen Prayut to continue his premiership. Rural and urban poverty continues to be a challenge.
Did you know?
- Thailand was known as Siam until 1939 (and again from 1945 to 1949).
- In Thailand, it is illegal to leave your house without underwear on.
- Thailand is 2nd to India as the world’s largest exporter of rice – 8 million tonnes.