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


Thailand - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Thailand (Thai: ประเทศไทย, RTGS: Prathet Thai), officially the Kingdom of Thailand (Thai: ราชอาณาจักรไทย, RTGS: Ratcha Anachak Thai), formerly known as Siam (Thai: สยาม; RTGS: Sayam), is a country located at the centre of the Indochina peninsula in Southeast Asia. It is bordered to the north by Burma 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 Burma. Its maritime boundaries include Vietnam in the Gulf of Thailand to the southeast, and Indonesia and India in the Andaman Sea to the southwest. ..."

Measures of Freedom

Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2016
2014: 6.49, Rank: 107, Personal Freedom: 6.41, Economic Freedom: 6.56, Democracy Index: 5.05
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."