Re-Couped Memories

Andelman, David A.
October 2006
Forbes Asia;10/16/2006, Vol. 2 Issue 17, p32
The article discusses the 1976 coup in Thailand. The October 1976 coup climaxed pitched battles between left- and right-wing students that had spilled out of Thammasat University. For three days nearly 2,000 leftists had barricaded themselves inside the college. The trigger to their anger was the return to Thailand of the exiled former Thai military dictator Thanom Kittikachorn. The coup prompted the military to put an end to what had been only a three-year experiment with democracy.


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