End of Empire100 days in 1945 that changed Asia and the world.

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  • Lao king deposed

    20 October 1945. After its repeated calls on King Sisavangvong to abdicate are ignored, the Lao Issara national assembly formally deposes the king. However, with Luang Prabang in Chinese hands and disarmed French personnel also in the city, the king and his son, Crown Prince Savangvatthana, remain defiant.

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