Can Thailand be compared to Panem? The thought briefly crossed my mind after watching The Hunger Games earlier this year.
For those who are not familiar with the film, the story goes like this. In a fictional nation called Panem, there is a wealthy Capitol which thrives on resources siphoned from 12 surrounding districts whose citizens are kept poor, starving and oppressed.
Now, as punishment for a previous rebellion against the Capitol, a rule was enacted in which each district is required to send one of its boys and girls to take part in the "Hunger Games" _ broadcast live as a form of entertainment to people in the Capitol _ in which the participants, or "tributes", must fight one another to the death. There will be only one winner and survivor.
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