Saturday, October 15, 2016

27 Photos Of Bhumibol Adulyadej King Of Thailand And The Reasons For His Popularity

Bhumibol Adulyadej known as King Bhumibol the Great, was the ninth monarch of Thailand from the Chakri Dynasty as Rama IX. Having reigned since 9 June 1946, he was, at the time of his death, the world's longest-serving head of state and the longest-reigning monarch in Thai history, serving for 70 years, 126 days.During his reign, he was served by a total of 30 prime ministers beginning with Pridi Banomyong and ending with Prayut Chan-o-cha.
In 1957, a military coup overthrew the unpopular government of Field Marshal Plaek Phibunsongkhram with allegations of lèse-majesté, which is an offense against the dignity of the monarch, punishable under Thai law.This began a new and long-lasting relationship between the monarch and military,leading the king to support the Thammasat University massacre in defense of his throne, and a series of military dictatorships. Wikipedia

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