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Thailand Country Tourism

Overview

Thailand is a constitutional monarchy that has suffered from increasing instability over the last few years, as a series of coups, changes in government and mass demonstrations have opened, or revealed, deep rifts within this outwardly peaceful country.

In the spring of 2010, the political turmoil reached a new level of violence, with 88 protesters killed and more than 1,800 injured. The so-called red shirt protesters from the countryside occupied much of downtown Bangkok during two months of demonstrations and armed confrontations.

By the time Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva offered to hold an early election in November, it appeared that compromise was no longer possible, and a violent crackdown followed on May 18. The leaders of the protest surrendered and were arrested; their followers dispersed but not without more casualties and the burning of more than 30 buildings.

The clashes gravely deepened the country’s divisions and enmities. The battle for power in Thailand — between social classes and between the politicians who manipulate them — has continued. In June, the conflict moved from the streets to the chamber of Parliament as debate revived unanswered questions about snipers, arsonists and killings at a Buddhist temple.

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