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with the Vietnam People's Army and backed by the Soviet Union, overthrew the royalist Lao government (Kingdom of Laos), forcing King Savang Vatthana to abdicate on 2 December 1975. He later died in captivity. Between 20,000 and 70,000 Laotians died during the Civil War. T. Lomperis, From People's War to People's Rule, (1996), estimates 35,000 total. Eckhardt, William, in World Military and Social Expenditures 1987-88 (12th ed., 1987) by Ruth Leger

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, Vietnam too had been experiencing an economic boom. However, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos and the newly independent East Timor are still lagging economically. *Mount Apo (2,954 m), the highest point in the Philippines *Phou Bia (2,819 m), the highest mountain in Laos, located in the Annamese Cordillera. *Doi Inthanon (2,565 m), the highest peak in Thailand. Vexillology *While in the rest of the world, red represents communism or socialism

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. No casualties were reported. Also, Palestinian militants stabbed a soldier near Ganim settlement, injuring him moderately. (Haaretz) * A rodent species representing a new family of mammals, Laonastidae, is discovered in Laos. This is the first new family of mammals discovered since 1974.


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ability to train paramilitary forces all over the world and awarded him the Intelligence Star in 1959 for his extraordinary heroic and legendary actions leading these forces in combat. He was assigned with J. Vinton Lawrence to train Hmong (Hmong people) hill tribes in Laos to fight North Vietnamese and Pathet Lao forces. In Laos, Poshepny gained the respect of the Hmong forces with his actions in combat and his victories on the battlefield. He and his Hmong (Hmong people) fighters


'''Laos''' (( ), is a landlocked country in Southeast Asia, bordered by Burma and the People's Republic of China (China) to the northwest, Vietnam to the east, Cambodia to the south, and Thailand to the west. Since 1975, it is ruled by a Marxist and communist government. Its population was estimated to be around 6.8 million in July 2014.

Significant corruption exists in the Lao government, military, and communist party in the LPDR, and the legacy of a command economy, as well as excess spending on military and defense budgets during the Cold War and its aftermath, have continued to impoverish Laos. According to the anti-corruption non-governmental organization Transparency International, Laos remains one of the most corrupt countries in the world. This has deterred foreign investment and created major problems with the rule of law, including the nation's ability to enforce contract and business regulation. Transparency International "Laos Corruption Perceptions Index" (2005-2014) http: Laos transparency_corruption Consequently, a third of the population of Laos currently lives below the international poverty line (living on less than US$ (United States dollar)1.25 per day). According to the Global Hunger Index (2013), Laos ranks as the 25th hungriest nation in the world out of the list of the 56 nations with the worst hunger situation(s). Welthungerhilfe, IFPRI, and Concern Worldwide: 2013 Global Hunger Index - The challenge of hunger: Building Resilience to Achieve Food and Nutrition Security. Bonn, Washington D. C., Dublin. October 2013. Laos has had a poor human rights record most particularly dealing with the nation's acts of genocide being committed towards its Hmong (Hmong people) population.

Laos traces its history to the kingdom of Lan Xang, which existed from the 14th to the 18th century when it split into three kingdoms. In 1893, it became a French protectorate (French colonial empire), with the three kingdoms — Luang Phrabang (Kingdom of Luang Phrabang), Vientiane (Kingdom of Vientiane) and Champasak (Kingdom of Champasak) — uniting to form what is now known as Laos. It briefly gained independence in 1945 after Japanese occupation (History of Laos to 1945#Japanese occupation of Laos), but returned to French rule until it was granted autonomy in 1949. Laos became independent in 1953, with a constitutional monarchy under Sisavang Vong. Shortly after independence, a long civil war (Laos Civil War) ended the monarchy, when the Communist (Communism) Pathet Lao movement came to power in 1975.

Laos is a single-party (Single-party state) socialist republic. It espouses Marxism and is governed by a single party communist politburo dominated by military generals. The Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the Vietnam People's Army continue to have significant influence in Laos. The capital city is Vientiane. Other large cities include Luang Prabang, Savannakhet, and Pakse. The official language is Lao (Lao language). Laos is a multi-ethnic country with the politically and culturally dominant Lao people making up approximately 60% of the population, mostly in the lowlands. Mon-Khmer (Mon-Khmer languages) groups, the Hmong (Hmong people), and other indigenous hill tribes, accounting for 40% of the population, live in the foothills and mountains.

Laos' strategy for development is based on generating electricity from its rivers and selling the power to its neighbours, namely Thailand, China, and Vietnam.

It is a member of the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA), Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), East Asia Summit and La Francophonie. Laos applied for membership of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 1997; on 2 February 2013, it was granted full membership.

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