Advertisement

Laos

Saathiaranarath Prachhathipatay Prachhachhon Lao; (Lao People’s Democratic Republic)
  • Brian Hunter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)

Abstract

HISTORY. In 1893 Laos became a French protectorate and in 1907 acquired its present frontiers. On 9 March 1945 Vichy French authority was suppressed by the Japanese. When the Japanese withdrew later in 1945 an independence movement known as Lao Issara (Free Laos) established a government under Prince Phetsarath, the Viceroy of Luang Prabang. This government collapsed with the return of the French in 1946 and the leaders of the movement fled to Thailand.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Further Reading

  1. Cordeil, H., Laos. [Bibliography] Oxford and Santa Barbara, 1990Google Scholar
  2. Stuart-Fox, M., Laos: Politics, Economics and Society. London, 1986Google Scholar
  3. Zasloff, J. J., andUnger, L. (eds.) Laos: Beyond the Revolution. London, 1991Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian Hunter

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations