2014 Thailand Coup d'état

On the 22nd of May, the Royal Thai Armed Forces began a coup d'état, or an overthrowing or seizure of the government. This coup d'état was the 12th attempt to overthrow the government since 1932. On the night of the 22nd, the main general, General Prayut televised that the armed forces took control of the national administration and established the NCPO to rule. The NCPO took control of the government and broke the government apart accept for the Senate and courts. The NCPO then arrested public figures and took control of public activities. Many public protests broke out but the government came back by banning public gatherings with more than 5 people involved and threatening violence. The court ordered an end to the government take over and installed prime minister Niwattumrong Boonsongpaisan.

Other countries involved

Many countries intruded and voiced their opinions about the situation. Countries like Chile, Japan, and the USA voiced their opinions about the coup d'état. None of these intrusions made a difference be3cause most were just the government voicing their opinions about the overthrow.

Conflict being conducted

The government themselves overthrew the government that was instated. They took away the rights of the citizens and changed the government. That way, no one could rebel against the new strict government.

Non-violent efforts

Residence in Thailand began to protest against the government peacefully. Many protests were taken out of control and the NCPO instilled laws and curfews. They threatened violence and death if the protests were not stopped. The people of Thailand were left helpless and unable to fix the governmental issues.

Works Cited

"Thailand Military 'Takes Control' of Government In Coup D'Etat." International Business Times. N.p., 22 May 2014. Web. 03 May 2015.


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