Australia's Asian Neighbours by Elizabeth Onslow

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His brother, Bhumibol Adulyedej, King Bhumibol Thousands of Thais were out of work; aged 18, became Prince Regent for four Adulyadej in his billions of dollars were lost. years before being crowned King Rama IX. coronation robes in 1950 In the January 2001 elections, Chuan's He remains King today, the longest serving government was defeated by a coalition led monarch in the world. by Thaksin Shinawatra, a wealthy businessman. His After a military coup d’état in 1947, Pribun was government was the first in Thai history to complete a restored to the prime ministership.

Prime Minister Chuan Leekpai in 2005. There is a working visa program headed a coalition government that for young Australians and Thais. collapsed in 1995 following a land reform Years 29 Timor Leste REPUBLIC OF TIMOR LESTE Leste occupies the Timor eastern portion of the island of Timor. It is located in the integration with Indonesia. ProIndonesian militia unleashed a reign of terror in an effort to influence the vote. When the people chose independence, the militia went on a spree of terror and destruction.

King Prajadhipok (Rama VII) ordered severe budget cuts during the Type of government Depression. This provoked a coup Constitutional monarchy Ayutthaya to Chakri d’état on 24 June 1932, led by Dr Pridi Capital Bangkok Portuguese, who arrived in Phanomyong. Another coup on 20 June Head of state 1511, fought in the kingdom’s 1933 made Colonel Phanon King Bhumibol Adulyadej wars in return for trading rights. With Phomphayuhasena Prime Minister. Head of government Prime Minister their assistance, Ayutthaya resisted all Opposition to him resulted in a third, Constitution 2007 invasions until Burma prevailed in 1569.

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