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Bhumibol
Bhumibol Adulyadej
Bhumibol Adulyadej
(Thai: ภูมิพลอดุลยเดช; RTGS: Phumiphon Adunyadet; pronounced [pʰūː.mí.pʰōn ʔā.dūn.jā.dèːt] ( listen); see full title below; 5 December 1927 – 13 October 2016), conferred with the title King Bhumibol the Great in 1987,[1][2][3][4] was the ninth monarch of Thailand
Thailand
from the Chakri dynasty
Chakri dynasty
as Rama
Rama
IX
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Rama Varma IX
Rama Varma Kunhji Pillai Thampuran (1751–1805), or Rama Varma IX, popularly known as Sakthan Thampuran
Sakthan Thampuran
(Sakthan meaning powerful), was the ruler of the Kingdom of Cochin. He was the King of Cochin
Cochin
and his palace was in Thrissur
Thrissur
City. City of Thrissur
Thrissur
is the Cultural Capital of Kerala
Kerala
and Sakthan Thampuran
Sakthan Thampuran
is the very architect of City of Thrissur
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United States
Coordinates: 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100 United States
United States
of AmericaFlagGreat SealMotto:  "In God
God
We Trust"[1][fn 1]Other traditional mottos  "E pluribus unum" (Latin) (de facto) "Out of many, one" "Annuit cœptis" (Latin) "He h
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Phra Nakhon
Phra Nakhon (Thai: พระนคร; IPA: [pʰráʔ náʔkʰɔ̄ːn]) is one of the 50 districts (khet) of Bangkok, Thailand. It is the central district of Bangkok, including Rattanakosin Island
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cambridge (/ˈkeɪmbrɪdʒ/[3] KAYM-brij) is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and part of the Boston
Boston
metropolitan area. Situated directly north of Boston, across the Charles River, it was named in honor of the University of Cambridge
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Sangad Chaloryu
Admiral
Admiral
Sangad Chaloryu
Sangad Chaloryu
(Thai: สงัด ชลออยู่; RTGS: Sa-ngat Chaloyu; 4 March 1915 – 23 November 1980) was a Thai admiral and politician who served as head of the National Administrative Reform Council (NARC), a military junta that ruled Thailand
Thailand
from 1976-1980. Sangad was considered to be a right-wing hawk and close to the CIA. In the 1930s as a young Naval Midshipman he had trained in Nazi Germany in radar operations. As Commander of Naval flotilla in 1954, he helped French Marines and elite forces to escape from Vietnam
Vietnam
after Hanoi was overrun by the Vietminh. As defense minister, Sa-ngad led the coup of October 6, 1976.[1] This coup ousted the elected civilian government of Seni Pramoj. Sa-ngad became chairman of NARC, which appointed royal favorite Thanin Kraivichien
Thanin Kraivichien
as prime minister
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Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
(/ˌmæsəˈtʃuːsɪts/ ( listen), /-zɪts/), officially known as the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the most populous state in the New England
New England
region of the northeastern United States. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
to the east, the states of Connecticut
Connecticut
and Rhode Island
Rhode Island
to the south, New Hampshire
New Hampshire
and Vermont
Vermont
to the north, and New York to the west. The state is named after the Massachusett
Massachusett
tribe, which once inhabited the east side of the area. The capital of Massachusetts
Massachusetts
and the most populous city in New England
New England
is Boston
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Bangkok
Bangkok
Bangkok
(UK: /bæŋˈkɒk/,[6][7] US: /ˈbæŋkɒk/[7][8]) is the capital and most populous city of the Kingdom of Thailand. It is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (กรุงเทพมหานคร, pronounced [krūŋ tʰêːp mahǎː nákʰɔ̄ːn] ( listen)) or simply Krung Thep ( listen (help·info)). The city occupies 1,568.7 square kilometres (605.7 sq mi) in the Chao Phraya River delta in Central Thailand, and has a population of over 8 million, or 12.6 percent of the country's population
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Thailand
Coordinates: 15°24′N 101°18′E / 15.4°N 101.3°E / 15.4; 101.3Kingdom of Thailand ราชอาณาจักรไทย (Thai) Ratcha-anachak ThaiFlagEmblemAnthem: Phleng Chat Thai (English: "Thai National Anthem")Royal anthem: Sansoen Phra Barami (English: "Glorify His prestige")Location of  Thailand  (green) in ASEAN  (dark grey)  –  [Legend]Capital and largest city Bangkok 13°45′N 100°29′E / 13.750°N 100.483°E / 13.750; 100.483Official languages Thai[1]Spoken languagesIsan Kam Mueang Pak TaiEthnic groups (2009;[6] 2011[3]:95–99)Thai  ∟ 34.1% Central Thai  ∟ 24.9% Khon
Khon
Isan[2]  ∟ 9.9% Khon
Khon
Muang  ∟ 7.5% Southern Thai 14% Thai Chinese 12% Others (incl
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Chitchai Wannasathit
Chitchai Wannasathit (Thai: ชิดชัย วรรณสถิตย์, Chinese: 曹壁光; pinyin: Cáo Bìguāng,[1]) born 13 August 1946 in Ubon Ratchathani Province
Ubon Ratchathani Province
was the caretaker prime minister of Thailand
Thailand
from April to May 2006, when Thaksin Shinawatra
Thaksin Shinawatra
took a break from his duties as prime minister following a disappointing showing in elections. Thaksin returned to his duties after more than a month. Chitchai Wannasathit was simultaneously the first deputy prime minister and justice minister. He was of Chinese descent.[2][3] On 19 September 2006, he was arrested by the Thai military during the 2006 coup d'état, but was soon released. References[edit]^ 洪林 (April 2006). 黎道纲, ed
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Chaovarat Chanweerakul
Chaovarat Chanweerakul, or Chavarat Charnvirakul (Thai: ชวรัตน์ ชาญวีรกุล, RTGS: Chawarat Chanwirakun, Thai pronunciation: [t͡ɕʰáwárát t͡ɕʰaːnwiːrákun]) (born 7 June 1936 in Bangkok) is a Thai politician. He had served as an Acting Prime Minister of Thailand
Prime Minister of Thailand
as a result of the 2008 Thai political crisis. Chaovarat graduated from Thammasat University
Thammasat University
in 1966 with a degree in economics.[1] After spending many years in the public sector, he joined the government in 1994 as Deputy Minister of Finance, his tenure lasted till 1997. In 2008 He rejoined the government as Minister of Public Health and later Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand.[1] On 2 December 2008, the Constitutional Court ordered the dissolution of the People's Power Party and other coalition parties, at the same time banning their chief executives
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Niwatthamrong Boonsongpaisan
Niwatthamrong Boonsongpaisan
Niwatthamrong Boonsongpaisan
(Thai: นิวัฒน์ธำรง บุญทรงไพศาล, RTGS: Niwatthamrong Bunsongphaisan, born 25 January 1948) is a Thai businessman and politician who served as the acting Prime Minister of Thailand following Yingluck Shinawatra's removal from office by the Constitutional Court of Thailand
Thailand
on 7 May 2014 until his deposition in a coup d'état three weeks after taking office. Before becoming acting premier, he was Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce, and before that managed the country's rice pledging scheme.[1][2]Contents1 Early and personal life 2 Business career 3 Political career3.1 Acting Prime Minister4 ReferencesEarly and personal life[edit] Niwatthamrong was born on 25 January 1948
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Meechai Ruchuphan
Meechai Ruchuphan
Meechai Ruchuphan
(born 2 February 1938 in Bangkok[1] Thai: มีชัย ฤชุพันธุ์, RTGS: Michai Ruechuphan) is a Thai legal expert and politician.Contents1 Life and career1.1 Education and civil service career 1.2 Cabinet minister and acting prime minister 1.3 Senate speaker 1.4 NLA president, junta member and constitution drafter2 Family and social status 3 References 4 External linksLife and career[edit] Education and civil service career[edit] Meechai has completed a bachelor's degree in law from Thammasat University and a master's degree in comparative law from Southern Methodist University, Texas. He participated in the Texas Legislative Internship Program. After his return to Thailand, he became a civil servant at the Office of the Council of State, rising to become head of the law drafting division
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Wat Bowonniwet Vihara
Wat
Wat
Pavaranivesh Vihara
Vihara
Rajavaravihara (Thai: วัดบวรนิเวศวิหารราชวรวิหาร; RTGS:  Wat
Wat
Bowon Niwet Wihan Ratchaworawihan, IPA: [wát bɔwɔːn níʔwêːt wíʔhǎːn râːttɕʰawɔːráʔwíʔhǎːn]) is a major Buddhist temple (wat) in Phra Nakhon
Phra Nakhon
district, Bangkok, Thailand. The temple is a center of the Thammayut Nikaya order of Thai Theravada Buddhism, it is the shrine-hall of Phra Phuttha Chinnasi (พระพุทธชินสีห์), a statue of the Buddha which dates to around 1357
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Khuang Aphaiwong
Khuang Aphaiwong
Khuang Aphaiwong
(17 May 1902 – 15 March 1968; Thai: ควง อภัยวงศ์, also spelled Kuang, Abhaiwong, or Abhaiwongse) was three times the prime minister of Thailand: from August 1944 to 1945, from January to May 1946, and from November 1947 to April 1948.Contents1 Life and career1.1 Promoter of regime change and minister 1.2 First term as Prime Minister 1.3 Second term as Prime Minister 1.4 Third term as Prime Minister and late life2 References 3 BibliographyLife and career[edit] Khuang was born in Battambang
Battambang
(now in Cambodia), a son of the Siamese governor Chao Phraya Abhayabhubet. The Aphaiwongs were of royal Khmer lineage.[1] Khuang attended Debsirin School
Debsirin School
and Assumption College, Bangkok, later studying engineering at the Ecole Centrale de Lyon
Ecole Centrale de Lyon
in France
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Thawan Thamrongnawasawat
Thawan Thamrongnawasawat
Thawan Thamrongnawasawat
(Thai: ถวัลย์ ธำรงนาวาสวัสดิ์, Chinese: 郑连淡,[1][2] alternative transcription Thawal Thamrong Navaswadhi, or "Thawal Thamrongnavasawat", short Thamrong), born Thawan Tharisawat (Thai: ถวัลย์ ธารีสวัสดิ์; 21 November 1901 – 3 December 1988), was the eighth Prime Minister
Prime Minister
of Thailand
Thailand
from 1946-1947. Before becoming a politician, he was a naval officer, holding the rank of rear admiral. A career naval officer of Chinese ancestry, Thamrong was a leading member of the anti-Japanese Free Thai Movement
Free Thai Movement
resistance movement during World War II. He became Thailand's elected prime minister on 23 August 1946, replacing Khuang Abhaiwongse
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