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Laos [Lao People’s Democratic Republic] (Saathiaranarath Prachhathipatay Prachhachhon Lao)locked

  • Terry E. Miller


The Lao People's Democratic Republic is a small, landlocked country in mainland South-east Asia bordering Vietnam, China, Myanmar (Burma), Thailand and Cambodia. Before its partition into the princedoms of Luang Prabang, Vientiane (also spelt Viang Chan) and Champassak soon after 1700, the 14th-century kingdom of Lan Sang (‘Million Elephants’) was a significant power in the region. After ...

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