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By Grant Evans

ISBN-10: 1864489979

ISBN-13: 9781864489972

A good written account the way it all occurred and the way and why Laos was once the catalyst for the the US Viet Nam struggle.

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The uprising, however, ended in a fiasco. His son was soon captured, and Anou himself fled to Hue in Vietnam. Siamese forces entered Vientiane and began to destroy the city. The Siamese commander Phrarajwang Bovon reported to Rama III: The people of Vientiane have fled to Muang Lakorn, Muang Chiang Mai, Muang Lamphun, Muang Phrae, Muang Nan and Muang Luang Phrabang in great number. To round them up would lead us to use brutal force which would be unpopular. The number of physically fit males in Vientiane and the cities under its jurisdiction is estimated to amount to about 20,000 men.

Political control of the kingdom, however, remained structured along personal lines. Although relations between mandalas continued to be cemented by marriages, strains between factions at court or between regional lords could easily erupt, as demonstrated in a revolt by muang Phuan on the Plain of Jars in 1532. Phothisarat’s principal queen was the daughter of the king of Lan Na. When Lan Na fell into 16 Laos—PAGES 12/4/02 2:10 PM Page 17 Before Laos Image rights unavailable The royal palladium, the Phra Bang, is brought to the royal temple, Vat Mai, in Luang Phrabang during New Year for purification rites.

Significantly, this phu viset was the son of a family that had been relocated to Saraburi after the fall of Vientiane in 1789. Chao Anou quelled the revolt, and in return asked that his son be installed in Champasak. Bangkok was clearly worried that this would expand Chao Anou’s influence, but at the same time was deeply concerned about the expansion of the Hue emperor’s power in neighbouring Cambodia and therefore wished to have a strong ruler in Champasak. This latter concern won the day, at the urging of Krommamun Chetsadabodin (the future King Rama III), and Chao Anou got his wish.

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