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Laos Introduction

Laos is a country in Southeast Asia. It is a tropical land of mountains and thick forests drenched by heavy rains. Laos has rich soil and valuable mineral deposits, but its economy has never been developed.

The country's official name is the Lao People's Democratic Republic. Vientiane is its capital and largest city.

A Short Background

In 1975 the communist Pathet Lao took control of the government, ending a six-century-old monarchy. Initial closer ties to Vietnam and socialization were replaced with a gradual return to private enterprise, an easing of foreign investment laws, and the admission into ASEAN in 1997.

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Topography of Laos - Read more about the geography and topography of Laos

History of Laos - Presents a detailed historical background and culture of Laos

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Local Cuisine of Laos - Find out delicious local cuisines of Laos

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Geography of Laos - Highlights the location, map references, area, land boundaries, climate, natural resources, land use, natural hazards, environment, and geography of Laos

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Military of Laos - Provides statistics on military branches, army, air force, navy, manpower, military service, expenditure, and facts on military in Laos

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