Entry 7: Thailand Politics

Entry 7: Thailand Politics

Long Name: Kingdom of Thailand

Capital: Bangkok

Type of Gov.: Constitutional Monarchy

Thailang King

Date of independence: 1238

National Holiday: Birthday of King  Dec 5

Chief Of State: King Adunyadet

Head of government: Prime Minister Yinglak Chinnawat

Executive Branch: Leader of the party to organize a majority coalition

Legislative Branch: Bicameral with senate and House of rep

Thailand Flag

Judicial Branch: 3 judges all approved by the monarchy

Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal and compulsory

Thailands Ambassador: Ambassador Satchiphanon

Thailands Embassy: 1024 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Suite 401, Washington, DC 20007

US Ambassador: Ambassador Kristie A. Kenney

Thailand Prime Min

Location of US Embassy: 120-122 Wireless Road, Bangkok 10330

Flag: The red color symbolizes the nation and the blood of life, white represents religion

and the purity of Buddhism, blue stands for the monarchy

National Symbol: Elephant

 

Journal:

Thailands Political Crisis– Not so Unique

http://blogs.cfr.org/asia/2013/12/19/thailands-political-crisis-not-so-unique/

This article is comparing and contrasting the government in Thailand to it’s neighbors. Thailand has been in a political crisis for 4 years. Thailand is a Constitutional Monarchy that doesnt really function like a Constitutional Monarchy. It has more military coups than normal. The Thai army has been reluctant in subduing the political protests.

I think that the armies reluctancy was good for their constitutionality as long as the protests don’t turn into riots. I also disagree with the statement that the Thai Government is not unique. I don’t think is is bland or unique. I think it is a happy medium.

This article tied in with the politics in Thailand directly. The entire article was all about the political uniqueness and the military action in Thailand.

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