WorldViews: Thailand has had more coups than any other country. This is why.

By Max Fisher, December 3, 2013

Thailand has been engulfed in political crisis for a week now, with street protests pushing to outright topple the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. The crisis is especially serious given that Thailand has experienced more coups d' tat than any other country in contemporary history. Scholars sometimes describe the era beginning in 1932 and running up through today as Thailand's "coup season." Since 1932, Thailand has endured an astonishing 11 successful military coups, as well as seven attempted coups.

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