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Kingdom of LAOS [Japanese Occupation]

Flag or logo since 1945-04-08*
Phra Ratxa A-na-chak LAO : ພຣະຣາຊອານາຈັກ ລາວ (lo) + RAOSU Oukoku ラオス王国 (ja) De facto Semi-Independent
Emblem or Symbol*

Emperor Hirohito
(ruler of JAPAN since 1926-12-25)

King Sisavang Vong
(ruler of LAOS since 1945-04-08)
Capitals & administrative places*: Vientiane
Official & national languages: Japanese (ja) . Lao (lo) .


LAOS Kingdom of LAOS  (Vientiane)

11 Federated Divisions:

ATTOPU ATTOPU Province [Principality of Attopu]  (Attopu)Local: ATOPEYU Ken : アタペュ県 (ja) + Khueng ATTOPEU : ແຂວງ ອັດຕະປື (lo)  (Attapu)
BORIKHAN BORIKHAN Province  (Paksan)Local: BORIKAMU Ken : ボーリカム県 (ja) + Khueng BORIKHAMXAY : ແຂວງ ບໍລິຄໍາໄຊ (lo)  (Paksane)
CAMMON CAMMON Province [Principality of Khammuan]  (Thakhek)Local: KAMUMUAN Ken : カムムアン県 (ja) + Khueng KHAMMUAN : ແຂວງ ຄໍາມ່ວນ (lo)  (Thakkhek)
HUAPHAN HUA-PHAN Province [Principality of Huaphan]  (Samneua)Local: FUAPAN Ken : フアパン県 (ja) + Khueng HOUAPHAN : ແຂວງ ຫົວພັນ (lo)  (Sam Neua)
LUANG PRABANG Province of LUANG PRABANG [Japanese Occupation of the Kingdom of Luang Prabang]  (Luangphrabang)Local: RUANPURABAN Ōkoku : ルアンプラバン王国 (ja) + Anachak LUANG PHRABANG : ອານາຈັກຫລວງພະບາງ (lo)  (Luang Phra Bang)
PHONGSALY PHONGSALY Province  (Phongsaly)Local: PONSARI Ken : ポンサーリー県 (ja) + Khueng PHÔNGSALI : ແຂວງຜົ້ງສາລີ (lo)  (Phôngsali)
SARAVAN SARAVAN Province [Principality of Saravan]  (Saravan)Local: Khueng SALAVAN : ແຂວງ ສາລະວັນ (lo)  (Saravan)
SAVANNAKHET SAVANNAKHET Province [Principality of Savannakhet]  (Savannakhet)Local: SAWANNAKETO Ken : サワンナケート県 (ja) + Khueng SAVANNAKHÉT : ແຂວງ ສະຫວັນນະເຂດ (lo)  (Savannakhet)
UPPER MEKONG UPPER MEKONG Province [Principality of Upper Mekong]  (Ban Huaysai)Local: Khueng NAMTHA : ແຂວງ ນໍ້າທາ (lo)  (Ban Huaysai)
VIENTIANE VIENTIANE Province [Principality of Vientiane]  (Vientiane)Local: VUIENCHAN Ken : ヴィエンチャン県 (ja) + Khueng VIANGCHAN : ແຂວງວຽງຈັນ (lo)  (Wiangchan)
XIENGKHWANG XIENGKHWANG Province [Principality of Xiengkhwang]  (Xiengkhwang)Local: SHIENKUWAN Ken : シエンクワーン県 (ja) + Khueng XIANGKHOUANG : ແຂວງ ຊຽງຂວາງ (lo)  (Xiangkhuang)

Dependent Protectorate:

UPPER MEKONG UPPER MEKONG Province [Principality of Upper Mekong]  (Ban Huaysai)Local: Khueng NAMTHA : ແຂວງ ນໍ້າທາ (lo)  (Ban Huaysai)

2 Organisations (or Groupings) of membership (selective)

THERAVADA BUDDHISM Teaching of Little Vehicle Buddhism : THERAVADA Buddhism  (Sarnath)

* The emblems shown for the subdivisions may in some cases be those of their capital.

Other Territories or Entities within the 2022's internationally recognized Country boundaries:

BASSAC BASSAC Province [Japanese Occupation of the Principality of Champasack]  (Pakse)
SAYABURY SAYABURY Province  (Sayabury)
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 General Internet Sources

   * Base géographique, Archives nationales d'outre-mer (FR). For the administrative divisions of the former French dependencies.
   * Centennia Historical Atlas Software, ed. Centennia (US). For Europe, North Africa and Middle East historical maps.
   * Drapeaux d'Origine & d'Inspiration Françaises - DO&IF, SFV (FR). For French colonial flags.
   * Ethnologue: Languages of the World, SIL International (US). For languages codes.
   * Flags Of The World - FOTW, Rob Raeside (CA). For the current and historic flags of the world.
   * GeoNames, Geonames (CH). Geographical names database.
   * Google Books, Google (US). Online library used for specific sources.
   * Herald Dick Magazine, Herald Dick (FR). For some current and historic arms.
   * Heraldry of the World, by Ralf Hartemink (NL). For local emblems and arms.
   * L'aménagement linguistique dans le monde, by Jacques Leclerc, University of Laval (CA). For national linguistic policies.
   * National Arms and Emblems - Past and Present, by Hubert de Vries (NL). For historic national emblems and arms.
   * Numismondo - World Printed Money Picture Catalog, by Garry Saint, Esquire (US). For national currencies.
   * Omniatlas - Interactive atlas of World History, by Rick Westera (NZ). For some geopolitical maps.
   * Perry-Castañ:eda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin (US). For some historical maps.
   * Population Statistics, by Jan Lahmeyer (NL). For historical regional demographies and areas.
   * Portale Storia, by Giovanni Fontana (IT). For photos of rulers.
   * ReliefWeb, by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). For maps of some administrative divisions.
   *, by Benjamin Schemmel (DE). For photos of rulers.
   * Statoids, by Gwillim Law (US). For historical administrative subdivisions.
   * The World Factbook, ed. Central Intelligence Agency (US). For the general data and profiles of the current countries.
   * United Nations Peacekeeping, United Nations (UNO). For the United Nations Missions.
   * Vexilla Mundi, by Mello Luchtenberg (NL). For flags of the world.
   * Vexillographia, by Viktor Lomantsov (RU). For flags of Russia and Soviet Union.
   * Wikimedia Commons, Wikimedia Foundation (US). Free-use pictures.
   * Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation (US). For general data, maps, sources, pictures.
   * World Heritage Centre, (UNESCO). For the selected photos of the countries.
   * World History at KMLA, by Alexander Ganse (DE). For historical maps and links by country.
   * World Statesmen, by Ben Cahoon (US). Main source for the historical polities and their rulers.

 General Printed References

   * Atlas des empires and other books of Gérard Chaliand, ed. Payot (FR). General historical geopolitic data.
   * Atlas of the World's Languages, ed. Routledge (UK). Most complete world list of languages and dialects.
   * Flags Through the Ages and Accross the World, by Whitney Smith, ed. McGraw (US). Flags of the world.
   * Fragments d'Europe, by Michel Foucher, ed. Fayard (FR). For the post-Soviet Union polities.
   * L'État du Monde, ed. La Découverte (FR). Yearly geopolitic cover of the world.
   * Quid, by Dominique Frémy, ed. Plon (FR). Yearly encyclopedia that was useful for countries data.
   * Statoids printed version, by Gwillim Law (US). For historical administrative subdivisions.
   * The Times Atlas of the World, ed. Times Atlas (UK). Periodical atlas of the world with its supplementary list of administrative subdivisions.
   * World Christian Encyclopedia, by David B. Barrett, ed. Oxford University Press (UK). For world religious groups but also ethnological data. First inspiring source of website's look.
   * World Paper Money, ed. Krause (US). For historical currencies.

    + the other sources are added according to the consulted entity.


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