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


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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Books of Reference

  1. Deuve, J., Le royaume du Laos 1949–1965. Paris, 1984Google Scholar
  2. Halpern, Joel M., Economy and Society of Laos: Brief Survey. Yale Univ. Press, 1964.— Government. Politics and Social Structure in Laos. Yale Univ. Press, 1964Google Scholar
  3. Stuart-Cox, M., Contemporary Laos. Univ. of Queensland Press, 1983Google Scholar
  4. Zasloff, J. J., The Pathel Lao: Leadership and Organization. Lexington, Toronto and London, 1973Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1986

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