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Guide to the Publications on the Thai Democracy Movement
MS-M035  
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Description
This collection comprises publications related to the Thai democracy movement published in the United States after the October 1976 Thai military coup.
Background
Since the overthrow of the Siam monarchy in 1932, the Thai military has dominated Thailand's unstable government. On October 14, 1973, more than one hundred students protesting military rule at Thammasat University were killed by government forces, resulting in the appointment of a prime minister and a brief period of parliamentary democracy. In October 1976, the military forcefully regained control of the government, polarizing the country politically and strengthening the Thai democratic movement which protested elitist military rule, U.S. government and military involvement in Thailand, and human rights violations.
Extent
.2 linear feet (1 box)
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
Availability
The collection is open for research.