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French Protectorate Of Laos
The French protectorate of Laos
Laos
was a French protectorate forming part of the French Colonial Empire
French Colonial Empire
in Southeast Asia. It consisted of much of the territory of the former kingdom of Lan Xang
Lan Xang
and was part of French Indochina
French Indochina
from 1893 until it was granted self-rule within the French Union
French Union
in 1946
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Protectorate
A protectorate, in its inception adopted by modern international law, is a dependent territory that has been granted local autonomy and some independence while still retaining the suzerainty of a greater sovereign state. In exchange for this, the protectorate usually accepts specified obligations, which may vary greatly, depending on the real nature of their relationship. Therefore, a protectorate remains an autonomous part of a sovereign state. They are different from colonies as they have local rulers and people ruling over the territory and experience rare cases of immigration of settlers from the country it has suzerainty of
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Prime Minister Of Laos
The Prime Minister of the Lao People's Democratic Republic is the head of government of Laos. It is the highest office within the Central Government.Contents1 Powers 2 Office 3 Key 4 List of Prime Ministers of Laos
Laos
(1945–present)4.1 Kingdom of Laos
Laos
(1945–1975) 4.2 Lao People's Democratic Republic (1975–present)5 Living former prime ministers 6 See also 7 ReferencesPowers[edit] Throughout its history the office of Prime Minister has been responsible, at least in theory but not always in practice, for handling Laos's internal policies
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Siam
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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Cochinchina
Cochinchina
Cochinchina
(/ˈkoʊtʃɪnˌtʃaɪnə/; Vietnamese: Nam Kỳ; Khmer: កូសាំងស៊ីន, translit. Kausangsin; French: Cochinchine) is a region encompassing the southern third of current Vietnam
Vietnam
whose principal city is Saigon
Saigon
or Prey Nokor
Prey Nokor
in Khmer. It was a French colony from 1862 to 1954. The later state of South Vietnam was created in 1954 by combining Cochinchina
Cochinchina
with southern Annam. In Vietnamese, the region is called Nam Bộ
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Mekong River
The Mekong
Mekong
is a trans-boundary river in Southeast Asia. It is the world's 12th-longest river[2] and the 7th-longest in Asia. Its estimated length is 4,350 km (2,703 mi),[2] and it drains an area of 795,000 km2 (307,000 sq mi), discharging 475 km3 (114 cu mi) of water annually.[3] From the Tibetan Plateau
Tibetan Plateau
the river runs through China's Yunnan Province, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. In 1995, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam
Vietnam
established the Mekong
Mekong
River Commission (MRC) to assist in the management and coordinated use of the Mekong's resources
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Ernest Doudart De Lagrée
The name Ernest
Ernest
is derived from Germanic word ernst, meaning "serious". Ernest
Ernest
may refer to: People[edit]
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Cambodia
KRAT/ ICT (UTC+07:00)Date format dd/mm/yyyyDrives on the rightCalling code +855 ISO 3166 code KHInternet TLD .khYou may need rendering support to display the Khmer text in this article correctly. Cambodia
Cambodia
(/kæmˈboʊdiə/ ( listen);[7] Khmer: កម្ពុជា, or Kampuchea IPA: [kɑmpuˈciə], French: Cambodge), officially known as the Kingdom of Cambodia
Cambodia
(Khmer: ព្រះរាជាណាចក្រកម្ពុជា, Preăh Réachéanachâk Kâmpŭchéa, IPA: [ˈprĕəh riəciənaːˈcɑk kɑmpuˈciə], French: Royaume du Cambodge), is a sovereign state located in the southern portion of the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia
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Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia, or Southeastern Asia, is a subregion of Asia, consisting of the countries that are geographically south of China
China
and Japan, east of India, west of Papua New Guinea, and north of Australia.[4] Southeast Asia
Asia
is bordered to the north by East Asia, to the west by South Asia
Asia
and the Bay of Bengal, to the east by Oceania
Oceania
and the Pacific Ocean, and to the south by Australia
Australia
and the Indian Ocean. The region is the only part of Asia
Asia
that lies partly within the Southern Hemisphere, although the majority of it is in the Northern Hemisphere
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Haw Wars
The Haw Wars (Thai: สงครามปราบฮ่อ) were fought against Chinese quasi-military forces invading parts of Tonkin and the Siam
Siam
from 1865–1890. Forces invading Lao domains were ill-disciplined and freely plundered Buddhist
Buddhist
temples
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Lao Rebellion (1826–28)
Anouvong[1] Nyo[2] Uparat Tissa[3] Raxavong Ngao[4] Phraya Bodindecha Thao Suranari SakdiphonlasepRoyal statue of Chao Anouvong
Anouvong
in Chao Anouvong
Anouvong
Park, Vientiane, Lao PDR. Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia
c.1707-1828 showing the Lao kingdoms of Vientiane, Luang Prabang, Champasak, and the principality of Phuan (Xieng Khuang)The Lao Rebellion
Rebellion
of 1826–1828 (also known as Anouvong’s Rebellion) was an attempt by King Anouvong
Anouvong
(Xaiya Sethathirath V) of the Kingdom of Vientiane
Kingdom of Vientiane
to end the suzerainty of Siam
Siam
and recreate the former kingdom of Lan Xang
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Rattanakosin Kingdom
The Rattanakosin Kingdom
Rattanakosin Kingdom
(Thai: อาณาจักรรัตนโกสินทร์, IPA: [āːnāːt͡ɕàk ráttanákōːsǐn]) is the fourth and present traditional centre of power in the history of Thailand
Thailand
(or Siam). It was founded in 1782 with the establishment of Bangkok
Bangkok
as the capital city. The maximum zone of influence of the Rattanakosin Kingdom
Rattanakosin Kingdom
included the vassal states of Cambodia, Laos, Burmese Shan States, and some Malay kingdoms. The kingdom was founded by King Rama I
King Rama I
(Phra Phutthayotfa Chulalok) of the Chakri Dynasty. The first half of this period was characterised by the consolidation of the kingdom's power and was punctuated by periodic conflicts with Burma, Vietnam
Vietnam
and Laos
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France
France
France
(French: [fʁɑ̃s]), officially the French Republic (French: République française [ʁepyblik fʁɑ̃sɛz]), is a country whose territory consists of metropolitan France
France
in western Europe, as well as several overseas regions and territories.[XIII] The metropolitan area of France
France
extends from the Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean Sea
to the English Channel
English Channel
and the North Sea, and from the Rhine
Rhine
to the Atlantic Ocean. The overseas territories include French Guiana
French Guiana
in South America and several islands in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans
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New Imperialism
In historical contexts, New Imperialism
Imperialism
characterizes a period of colonial expansion by European powers, the United States, and Japan during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.[1] The period featured an unprecedented pursuit of overseas territorial acquisitions. At the time, states focused on building their empires with new technological advances and developments, making their territory bigger through conquest, and exploiting their resources. During the era of New Imperialism, the Western powers (and Japan) individually conquered almost all of Africa
Africa
and parts of Asia. The new wave of imperialism reflected ongoing rivalries among the great powers, the economic desire for new resources and markets, and a "civilizing mission" ethos
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Souvanna Phouma
Prince Souvanna Phouma
Souvanna Phouma
(7 October 1901 – 10 January 1984) was the leader of the neutralist faction and Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Laos
Laos
several times (1951–1954, 1956–1958, 1960, and 1962–1975).Contents1 Early li
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