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By Grant Evans

Laos, probably the least recognized state in mainland Southeast Asia, stands on the region's crossroads. This small 'land in among' is surrounded by means of China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Burma-countries that, in pre-modern occasions, supplied Lao kings with a box for territorial growth. yet extra usually, Laos has been a bridge among those strong neighbours, and an area during which they and their allies have interfered.

Here, furnish Evans brings Lao heritage vividly into concentration. From precedent days whilst the dynastic states of the sector waxed and waned, to the twentieth century and the turmoil of independence from France and the Vietnam battle and its aftermath, Evans lines the compelling tale of the emergence of Laos as a latest country.

A brief background of Laos is a perfect advent to Laos for guests, businesspeople and scholars. For these acquainted with Lao historical past, Evans investigates key occasions in new methods and offers critical demanding situations to standard perspectives approximately Laos' exciting heritage. country's past.

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