SIAM: Beach & Bangkok

The Siamese are a gentle people. Like the rest of the world they have their political difficulties, but nobody ever gets shot. The first of recent Siamese crises occurred a year ago when a bloodless revolution shook dozens of intelligent, inbred Siamese princes out of soft government jobs but left purblind little King Prajadhipok a constitutional monarch. Next Siamese crisis occurred last April when King Prajadhipok suddenly grew nervous at the increasing "Communism" of his first Cabinet, fired the lot of them. "Premier" Laung Pravit left hastily for France and a...

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