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In the previous Thai political crunches such as October 1973 and 1976, there are lots of people were killed by police and military because of the leader’s commanding. It could be seen that the Thai leaders, who wield such power, had done everything they can to stay in power as long as possible, but nowadays, everything was changed. In the past decade, the way of people acting to against their government was changed in a good way. To illustrate, the non-Violence was used as a political tool to avoid a critical uprising. The democracy movement was the practice of the Non-Violence. Unlike in the past that a number of demonstrators lost their lives. Beside this, there are also signs that the political system is allowing for wider popular participation. The participation of people was not only from the educated people as in the previous political changes, but also from people in every social level, particularly “ the grass-root” who has been called as “ the poor” and has been ignored for a long time. In addition, they have been played an important role in the Thai political recently. Although Thai society nowadays, at least as seen in Bangkok and in some regional cities, has divided clearly into two sides, it signifies the size of the social gap that is much more narrow than in the past. So, It is one of the reasons about the real democracy that everyone is equal. Presumably, more participating and collaborating of Thai people I have seen recently, could make Thai politic gradually becoming to a real democracy which has a lively civil society, press and people politic. Overall, it would be even better if the government including the politicians did not only think about their own business and turned back to take the national issues such as flooding, corruption etc. more seriously. So that all the problems our country has at the moment could be well organized and...

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