How Did the Thai King Gain a Large Moral Support from the People of Thailand

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In 1932, after a coup d’état took place by middle ranking military officers; the absolute monarchy of Thailand was finally replaced by constitutional monarchy. Since then, Thailand undergoes lots of changes of the government and instabilities, there are countless coups and counters coups shifting back and forth among the government and authoritarian rule.

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How Did the Thai King Gain a Large Moral Support from the People of ThailandI.IntroductionIn 1932, after a coup dtat took place by middle ranking military officers; the absolute monarchy of Thailand was finally replaced by constitutional monarchy. Since then, Thailand undergoes lots of changes of the government and instabilities, there are countless coups and counters coups shifting back and forth among the government and authoritarian rule. Luckily, with the role of monarchy, these coups are tamed and the King helped stabilizing the whole country from being chaotic. In this paper, we are going to discuss about the influences of Thai monarchy, particularly about King Bhunmibol, how he helped shaping Thai society and why he is welcomed and favored by his people (Emeritus & Suchit, n.d.). Unlike the absolute monarchy, in constitutional monarchy, the King is the Head of State whose main responsibilities are to pass the bills by the legislature, appoints the prime minister to help advice the legislature and appoints cabinet ministers and high ranking government to advice the prime minister. Furthermore, as a Buddhist State, the King is also responsible to appoint the Buddhist

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