After a period of unprecedented power, Thailand's absolute monarchy was overthrown in 1932. That was supposed to destroy the authority and influence of Thai monarchs and begin a new era for Thailand as a constitutionally-established democracy. Sixty-two years later, the King's influence and his support amongst the people is as strong as ever. However, Thailand's status as a political democracy seems far from certain.
Culture Mandala: The Bulletin of the Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies: Vol. 1
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