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Territory in southeast Asia, ruled since 1932 by the Ratcha Anachak Thai

Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand and formerly known as Siam, is a country at the center of the Southeast Asian Indochinese peninsula composed of 76 provinces. At 513,120 kmĀ² and over 68 million people, Thailand is the world's 50th largest country by total area and the 21st-most-populous country. The capital and largest city is Bangkok, a special administrative area. Thailand is bordered to the north by Myanmar and Laos, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia and to the west by the Andaman Sea and the southern extremity of Myanmar. Its maritime boundaries include Vietnam in the Gulf of Thailand to the southeast, and Indonesia and India on the Andaman Sea to the southwest. Although nominally a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy, the most recent coup in 2014 established a de facto military dictatorship.

Measures of Freedom

Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2021
2019: 6.89, Rank: 96, Personal Freedom: 6.9, Economic Freedom: 6.87
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 6.56, Rank: 106
Thailand | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Not Free, Aggregate Score: 32, Political Rights: 6, Civil Liberties: 5
The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), the military junta that seized power in a 2014 coup, continued to suppress political dissent in 2015. Civil society activists were closely monitored, and individuals who expressed anticoup sentiments were frequently summoned for questioning and intimidation sessions known as 'attitude adjustments.' Nevertheless, some signs of resistance surfaced during the year, including a series of student protests opposing the coup. The government responded with threats, arrests, and charges of sedition.

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Thailand" as of 30 Sep 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.