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Thailand's Important Historical Events

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Event Date: Event Title: Event Description:
Timeline small square Chakri Dynasty Beginning of the Chakri Dynasty which is ruled by King Rama I, which rules to this present day. The country is known as Siam. Capital becomes Bangkok.
Timeline small square Reign of King Chulalongkorn Reign of King Chulalongkorn. Railway system developed.
Timeline small square Siam becomes ally Siam becomes ally of Great Britain in World War I.
Timeline small square Constitutional monarch and Parliamentary government introduced Bloodless fight against King Prajadhipok. Constitutional monarchy and a parliamentary government introduced.
Timeline small square Siam re-named Siam changes its name to Thailand
Timeline small square Japaneese land Japaneese land in Thailand. After negotiations, Thailand lets the Japaneese pass through their country.
Timeline small square Declare War Thailand declares war on the United States and on the British.
Timeline small square World War II ends Thailand forced to return territory it had taken from Laos, Cambodia and Malaya. Exciled king returns.
Timeline small square King Assasinated Exciled king is assasinated.
Timeline small square Thailand Agrees Thailand allows the United States to use the bases there during the Vietnam War. Thai troops fight with the U.S. in Southern Vietnam.
Timeline small square Change of Government Student riots in Bangkok bring the fall of the military government. Free elections are held.
Timeline small square Military Government The military takes back the government.
Timeline small square Constitution New constitution created.
Timeline small square General Prem Tinsulanonda General Prem Tinsulanonda takes control.
Timeline small square Civilian Government General gives up his military position and heads a civilian government. he is re-elected in 1986
Timeline small square General Chatichai Choonhaven General Chatichai Choonhaven takes Prem's position afterwards.
Timeline small square Anand Panyarachun A civilian, Anand Panyarachun, is made the prime minister.
Timeline small square Government Collapses Government collapses. Banharn Silpa-archa made the prime minister.
Timeline small square Forced to Resign Banharn's government is forced to resign after evidence of corruption.