Siam Becomes Thailand: A Story of Intrigue Judith A. Stowe

ISBN: 9780824813932

Published: March 1st 1991

Hardcover

400 pages


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Siam Becomes Thailand: A Story of Intrigue  by  Judith A. Stowe

Siam Becomes Thailand: A Story of Intrigue by Judith A. Stowe
March 1st 1991 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 400 pages | ISBN: 9780824813932 | 4.48 Mb

Since the end of the absolute monarchy in Siam in 1932, the country has seemed to lurch from one military coup to another despite the democratic ideals proclaimed by the men who established the first constitutional government. Just how the militaryMoreSince the end of the absolute monarchy in Siam in 1932, the country has seemed to lurch from one military coup to another despite the democratic ideals proclaimed by the men who established the first constitutional government. Just how the military came to play such a dominant role in Thai politics is the main theme of this book.

But it also looks at the nebulous period during World war II when Thailand fought a little-known war against the French in Indo-China and then aligned itself with Japan, declaring war on Britain and the United States.



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