King Bhumibol Adulyadej was the righteous ruler of Thailand. In fact, no other monarchs have earned the love and trust that he has received from his fellow citizens and the rest of the world. He lived to serve his people and country all his life. In fact, he came to power when he’s only 18 and led the reconstruction of his country that was ruined by the war. Below, find facts about the king that you might not knew before.
The Champion of Freedom
He had always upheld democracy in the country even if there were numerous coups that took place when the people exercised their constitutional rights when they felt that the Prime Minister wasn’t serving to standards.
The Head of the Armed Forces
Being the highest leader of his country, the king served as the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces that’s under the Ministry of Defense. As one, he ensured that the interest and safety of the Thai people are always on paramount level against any external interests.
The Wealthiest King
In 2014, his total wealth was reported to have totaled to $30 billion—an amount that no other monarch has ever possessed.
The Longest Reigning Monarch
No other monarchs have set the record in history for such a long service of 70 years and 126 days.
The king’s influence to his people is immeasurable. There is no wonder, as he lived a simple life as a monarch, and never regarded himself as the highest of all. For the people close to him, they describe him as a simple, earnest and serious father of his country, and rarely did they see him smile, primarily due to the great responsibility on his shoulders.
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