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History of Laos

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 History of Southeast Asia in general

General and political history

Souphanouvong, "red prince'' of Laos, dies aged 86
Reuter. 12 January, 1995. Short notice re Souphanouvong, the national hero in the Pathet Lao liberation struggle and President of Laos, 1975 to 1986, when he retired for reasons of health. He had to fight constantly against his right-wing half brother, Prince Souvanna Phouma.
Citation: R. Warner, Back Fire: The CIA's Secret War in Laos and its Link to the War in Vietnam (1995)
From Ralph McGehee. 4 October, 1995. Citation of this an another work on the same subject.
Bombing Laos
From Ralph McGehee, 9 October, 1995. Information from soc.history.war.vietnam on the bombing raids on Laos.
An appeal to the world community to support Laos in defense of her national identity, independence and sovereigny
Against the secret military occupation of Laos by Vietnam and massive abuses of human rights, by Bounthanh Thammavong, 3 March, 1997. A curious document that seems to be an effort by an overseas group of Laotian students, perhaps supporters of Prince Souvanna Phouma, to overthrow the government of Laos.

Economy and environment

World Bank president urged to halt Transfield dam in Laos
From International Rivers Network, AID/Watch media release, 29 September, 1997.

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