In the dead of night and without firing a shot, A's military overthrew popularly elected B on Tuesday after mounting criticism that he has undermined democracy. *** Many analysts have said that with B in power, peace in C was unlikely. *** [H]e alienated the urban middle class, intellectuals and pro-democracy activists. They began street demonstrations late last year, charging B with abuse of power, corruption and emasculation of the country's democratic institutions, including what was once one of D's freest presses.The correct answers are:
B. Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra
C. the south
Sadly, the answers "United States of America", "George W. Bush", "Iraq" and "the world" also score partial credit.