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Anouvong was the last king of Vientiane, ruling 1805-1828. In 1827 he declared war on Siam in an attempt to regain independence, but after successfully attacking Nakhon Ratchasima his army was defeated, and in return the Siamese troops attacked and totally destroyed Vientiane. Vientiane, is the common name used in western countries for a province, prefecture, and city pronounced Wiang Chan by its residents, and situated in the Mekong Valley, of Laos. ... 1805 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1828 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1827 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The Kingdom of Thailand is a country in southeast Asia, bordering Laos and Cambodia to the east, the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia to the south, and the Andaman Sea and Myanmar to the west. ... Statue of Thao Suranaree in Khorat city centre Nakhon Ratchasima (often called Khorat) is a town in the north-east of Thailand, the Isan. ... Vientiane, is the common name used in western countries for a province, prefecture, and city pronounced Wiang Chan by its residents, and situated in the Mekong Valley, of Laos. ...


Modern Lao nationalist movements turned him into a hero mostly to create anti-Siamese sentiments, even though his strategic and tactical mistakes and hot temper led to the destructive holocaust of Vientiane and a permanent division of the Lao nation.


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Anouvong (80 words)
Anouvong was the last king of Vientiane, ruling 1805-1828.
In 1827 he declared war to Siam to get back independence, but after successfully attacking Nakhon Ratchasima his army was defeated, and in return the siamese troops attacked and totally destroyed Vientiane.
Modern Lao nationalist movements turned him into a hero mostly to create anti-Siamese sentiments, even though his strategic and tactical mistakes and hot temper led to the destructive holocaust of Vientiane and a permanent division of the Lao nation.
Mailgate: soc.culture.laos: Re: another quiet american!!! (175 words)
>...chao anou road is the namesake of king anouvong, the ruler of the > kingdom of vientiane from 1805 until 1828.
anouvong launched an > ill-fated attack on neigboring siam in 1826, prompting a fierce response > that resulted in the obliteration of the city in 1828.
the siamese > resettled large numbers of vientiane residents to nothreastern > thailand(even today, there more ethnic lao living in thailand than in > laos), and captured anouvong and brought him to bangkok, where he died > in custody.
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