Thailand

By: CamRon G. Mr. Masengill 7th period

Thailand is the place to be... it's beautiful and a really peaceful country..

Thailand

Thailand has a beautiful setting.This is a beach in Thailand.

94.6 percent of people in Thailand are Buddhist. Making there main religion Buddhist.

The flag of Thailand consists of five horizontal stripes. The top and bottom are equal-sized red stripes, the middle stripe is blue which is lined above and below by equal-sized white stripes. The blue stripe is double the size of the other four.

Slogan- Thailand the home of the rich and rich only...

Geography and Climate

Thailand can best be described as tropical and humid for the majority of the country during most of the year. The area of Thailand north of Bangkok has a climate determined by three seasons whilst the southern peninsular region of Thailand has only two.

In northern Thailand the seasons are clearly defined. Between November and May the weather is mostly dry, however this is broken up into the periods November to February and March to May. The later of these two periods has the higher relative temperatures as although the northeast monsoon does not directly effect the northern area of Thailand, it does cause cooling breezes from November to February.

People & Culture

A large part of Thai culture is connected to Buddhism. The people are encouraged to think for themselves and they are not tied to one belief system. This means that they consider that all their actions will have implications at a later date and that this can be long lasting. Respect for other people is considered to be very important. The Thai people will not tolerate somebody telling lies although they may choose to avoid telling you the truth about something.

In Thai culture, greetings are important and the traditional greeting is known as the ‘Wai’. This is when both hands are raised and the palms joined. The fingers should point upwards as if you are about to pray and the hands should be in contact with the body in the chest area, although some people choose to make contact with the face. It is considered to be a sign of respect for the person you are greeting. The head should be inclined slightly to meet the thumbs. A person does not have to be standing to make this greeting. Those who are younger or junior in status should offer the wai first. A wai may not be returned if the recipient considers that the social divide is too wide.

Government & Citizenship

Beyond creating a conscience on the importance of voting, we hope to raise awareness to political issues that concerns us all. There is no small issue in politics. That is why it is important for us to be empowered and take action in the best way possible, casting our vote and making our voice heard. It is our right, it is our duty, it is our responsibility. Many people use the term 'democracy' as shorthand for liberal democracy, which may include elements such as political pluralism; equality before the law; the right to petition elected officials for redress of grievances; due process; civil liberties; human rights; and elements of civil society outside the government. You are allowed to vote at the of 18 years old. Most of Thailand's 62.4 million people belong to the Thai ethnic group. About 80 percent of the Thailand people live in rural villages

Thialand's King

The age to vote is 18 years

Thailand Education

Economy

With a well-developed infrastructure, a free-enterprise economy, generally pro-investment policies, and strong export industries, Thailand achieved steady growth due largely to industrial and agriculture exports - mostly electronics, agricultural commodities and processed foods. Bangkok is trying to maintain growth by encouraging domestic consumption and public investment. Unemployment, at less than 1% of the labor force, stands as one of the lowest levels in the world, which puts upward pressure on wages in some industries. Thailand also attracts nearly 2.5 million migrant workers from neighboring countries. Bangkok is implementing a nation-wide 300 baht per day minimum wage policy and deploying new tax reforms designed to lower rates on middle-income earners. The Thai economy has weathered internal and external economic shocks in recent years. The global economic severely cut Thailand's exports, with most sectors experiencing double-digit drops. In 2009, the economy contracted 2.3%. However, in 2010, Thailand's economy expanded 7.8%, its fastest pace since 1995, as exports rebounded. In late 2011 growth was interrupted by historic flooding in the industrial areas north of Bangkok, crippling the manufacturing sector. Industry recovered from the second quarter of 2012 onward and GDP expanded 5.8% in 2012. The government has invested in flood mitigation projects to prevent similar economic damage.