Earth & Conservation

How Powerful Is Thailand?

Thailand has a fairly strong economy and booming tourism industry, but a controversial king is now at the helm. How powerful is Thailand?

Thailand's new king recently took power, after the death of his father, who ruled for 70 years. But the incoming king has been involved in a number of embarrassing scandals, and many Thai citizens are afraid he will disrupt the country.

If things don't go well under the new king, what is at stake? How powerful is Thailand? Watch today's Seeker Daily video to find out.

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Learn More:

BBC: Theravada Buddhism

CBS: First day on duty for Thailand's untested new king

The Washington Post: Thailand's army just announced a coup. Here are 11 other Thai coups since 1932.