• John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


HISTORY. The Lao People’s Democratic Republic was founded on 2 Dec. 1975. Until that date Laos was a Kingdom, once called Lanxang (the land of a million elephants).


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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1981

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