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Crown Prince Soulivong Savang of Laos
Crown Prince Soulivong Savang of Laos

Crown Prince Soulivong Savang (born May 8, 1963), grandson of the last King of Laos, is the pretender to the Lao throne. Laos was a constitutional monarchy until 1975, when the Communist Pathet Lao took over the nation. Soulivong Savang lives in exile in Paris, France. Fair use photo confirmed http://www. ... Fair use photo confirmed http://www. ... May 8 is the 128th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (129th in leap years). ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... A Pretender is a claimant to an abolished or already occupied throne[1]. Deposed monarchs are not seen as pretenders, as the term only applies to those who have never occupied the throne. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... Pathet Lao (Laotian, Land of Laos) was a communist, nationalist political movement and organization in Laos, formed in the mid 20th century. ... The Eiffel Tower has become the symbol of Paris throughout the world. ...

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Biography

Soulivong Savang was born at the Royal Palace in Luang Prabang to Crown Prince Vong Savang, youngest son of King Savang Vatthana, and Princess Mahneelai. After the communist revolution, some members of the Royal Family were taken into captivity to be 're-educated'. Savang escaped from captivity from Laos with his younger brother Prince Thayavong Savang in 1981, arriving in France as refugees. Those members of the Royal Family who did not escape were progressively murdered or died of ill-treatment[citation needed]. There is much debate concerning the fate of the Royal Family as no evidence has been supplied to substantiate such claims. Royal palace museum of Luang Prabang. ... Prince Vong Savang Prince Vong Savang was born in September 27, 1931-(d. ... King Savang Vatthana (November 13, 1907 - June 13 (?), 1978) was the last king of the Kingdom of Laos. ... Prince Thayavong Savang (born April 17, 1964) is a member of the now deposed royal family of Laos. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Soulivong Savang attended the University of Clermont-Ferrand in France and also obtained a law degree. He has been working to bring "social and charitable reforms" for the people of Laos and the return of a constitutional monarchy to Laos to benefit the people. His Uncle Prince Sauryavong Savang is currently head of the Laotian royal family [citation needed] and acts as regent to his nephew. Clermont-Ferrand is a city of France, in the Auvergne region, with a population of approximately 140,000. ... Prince Sauryavong Savang Prince Sauryavong Savang (born 22 January 1937) is the youngest son of King Savang Vatthana of Laos. ... // High public office A regent, from the Latin regens who reigns is anyone who acts as head of state, especially if not the monarch (who has higher titles). ...


In September 1997, Soulivong Savang and his brother Prince Thayavong Savang along with their Uncle Prince Sauryavong Savang initiated a Royal Lao Conference in Seattle, United States. Over three hundred Lao exiles and representatives of the Hmong community attended. 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ... The Hmong, also known as Miao (considered derogatory by some: see below) (Chinese: è‹—; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Vietnamese: Mèo or HMông; Thai: แม้ว (Maew) or ม้ง (Mong); Burmese: mun lu-myo), are an Asian ethnic group speaking the Hmong language, whose homeland is in the mountainous regions of southern China (especially...


A resolution [citation needed] was established at this historic meeting between the Lao and Hmong leaders and the Royal Family, and it held the common goal to change "the totalitarian regime to a genuine democratic system", and "the reunification of the Lao people". The concept of Totalitarianism is a typology or ideal-type used by some political scientists to encapsulate the characteristics of a number of twentieth century regimes that mobilized entire populations in support of the state or an ideology. ...


Soulivong Savang works along with other members of the Laos Royal Family such as Prince Sauryavong Savang, Prince Mangkra Souvannaphouma and Prince Thayavong Savang to establish a constitutional monarchy in Laos. Prince Mangkra Souvannaphouma of Laos (born in 1938) is the son of Prince Khampeng Souvannaphouma. ... Constitutional monarchies with representative parliamentary systems are shown in red A constitutional monarchy is a form of monarchical government established under a constitutional system which acknowledges an elected or hereditary monarch as head of state. ...


See also

Vang Tao Incident
Prince Souvanna Phouma
Prince Phetsarath Rattanavongsa
Pathet Lao The Vang Tao Incident was a baffling episode broadcast live on Thai television, on July 3, 2000 a group of armed insurgents and mercenaries attacked a Lao customs outpost at the southern border town of Vang Tao. ... Prince Souvanna phouma (7 October 1901-January 10, 1984) was the leader of the neutralist faction and Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Laos several times, from 1951 - 1952, 1956 - 1957, 1960 and 1962 - 1975. ... Pathet Lao (Laotian, Land of Laos) was a communist, nationalist political movement and organization in Laos, formed in the mid 20th century. ...


Quotes

  • "If they need me to be Lao King I will be at their disposal."

External links

  • Crown Prince Soulivong Savang met with French Foreign Ministry officials and unveiled a plan to bring democracy to Laos
  • Exiled Laos Prince Appeals to US by Washington Post
  • Former Royal Laos Flag & Laos National Anthem
  • The Prince of Laos visits with the Hmong community in Minnesota
  • Speech of His Royal Highness Prince Soulivong Savang at Bowdoin College
  • Political turmoil comes to one of the most isolated communist ruled countries in Southeast Asia
  • Press release of the Lao Royal Family
  • LAOS: ROYALTY Kingdom Come?
  • Laos Royals offers to return to restore order
  • Deposed Lao family adds royal touch to Farmington temple; Families gather for day of worship and remembrance
  • Laos Royals pay respects to September 11, 2001 Victims (Photos)
  • Welcoming speech of Crown Prince Soulivong Savang (French)
Preceded by:
Vong Savang
Kings of the Lao Dynas
The true heir to the throne
Succeeded by:
current incumbent

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Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Soulivong Savang (507 words)
Crown Prince Soulivong Savang (born May 8, 1963), grandson of the last King of Laos Savang Vatthana, is the pretender to the Lao throne.
Soulivong Savang was born at the Royal Palace in Luang Prabang to Crown Prince Vong Savang, youngest son of King Savang Vatthana, and Princess Mahneelai.
Savang escaped from captivity from Laos with his younger brother Prince Thayavong Savang in 1981, arriving in France as refugees.
Sauryavong Savang at AllExperts (380 words)
Prince Sauryavong Savang (born 22 January 1937) is the youngest son of King Savang Vatthana of Laos.
In September 1997, he and his nephews Crown Prince Soulivong Savang and Prince Thayavong Savang initiated a Royal Lao Conference in Seattle, United States, over three hundred Lao exiles and representatives of the Hmongs community.
A resolution was established at this historic meeting between the Lao and Hmongs leaders and the Royal Family and it held the common goal to change "the totalitarian regime to a genuine democratic system", and "the reunification of the Lao people".
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