Sathalanalath Pasathipatai Pasasonlao (Lao People’s Democratic Republic)
  • Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


The Kingdom of Laos, once called Lanxang (the Land of a Million Elephants), was founded in the 14th century. The kingdom has always depended on the maintenance of good relations with its more powerful neighbours, Thailand, Myanmar and Vietnam.


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Further Reading

  1. National Statistical Centre. Basic Statistics about the Socio-Economic Development in the Lao P.D.R. Annual.Google Scholar
  2. Cordell, H., Laos. [Bibliography] Oxford and Santa Barbara (CA), 1990Google Scholar
  3. Stuart-Fox, M., Laos: Politics. Economics and Society. London, 1986—History of Laos. Cambridge University Press, 1998Google Scholar
  4. Zasloff, J. J., and Uinger, L. (eds.) Laos: Beyond the Revolution. London, 1991Google Scholar
  5. National statistical office: National Statistical Centre, Vientiane.Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1999

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  • Barry Turner

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