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For King And Country

VICE News goes deep into the lives of the rich and powerful royalists of Bangkok, who are fighting to keep the old order from crumbling.

by VICE News
Apr 23 2014, 4:25pm

Photo by Orlando De Guzman

As the conflict in Thailand intensifies, VICE News goes deep into the lives of the rich and powerful royalists of Bangkok, who are fighting to keep the old order from crumbling. These Bangkok elite have long aligned themselves with the most potent symbol of Thai unity — King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest ruling current monarch. The royalists' fanatical devotion to the king has long assured them the unquestionable claim to represent the country. But that's changing rapidly, and the country's political climate is inspiring PDRC leaders Nat and Victor, two young, Ferrari-driving multi-millionaires, out to the streets — and into a violent and unpredictable future. How long will they be able to hold on to power?

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