laos has definitions from the fields of government,geography
[ noun ] (government,geography) a mountainous landlocked communist state in southeastern Asia; achieved independence from France in 1949

Used in print

(Barry Goldwater, "A Foreign Policy for America"...)

Today Northern_Vietnam is overtly Communist ; Laos is teetering between Communism and pro Communist neutralism ; Cambodia is , for_all_practical_purposes , neutralist .

(Peter J. White, "Report on Laos"...)

This was my second day in Vientiane , the administrative capital of Laos , and my thoughts were none too brave .

And now , in March , all Laos suffered a state of siege .

Practically all the people of Laos , he explained - about two million of them - are rice farmers , and the means and motives of modern war are as strange to them as clocks and steel plows .

Harmony in Laos ?