Thailand Country Profile

January 2007
Thailand Country Profile;2007, p1
Country Report
The article provides information on the economic and political development as well as the government structure in Thailand. Formerly known as Siam, Thailand's government administrations have been characterized by short self-lives and corruption. The deposition of Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra in eighteenth military coup in September 2006 has brought threat to political instability. Meanwhile, the country's export trade has focused on the high-tech end of the product range.


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