Thailand's Important Historical Events

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In History
  • 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.
  • Reign of King Chulalongkorn

    Reign of King Chulalongkorn. Railway system developed.
  • Siam becomes ally

    Siam becomes ally of Great Britain in World War I.
  • Constitutional monarch and Parliamentary government introduced

    Bloodless fight against King Prajadhipok. Constitutional monarchy and a parliamentary government introduced.
  • Siam re-named

    Siam changes its name to Thailand
  • Japaneese land

    Japaneese land in Thailand. After negotiations, Thailand lets the Japaneese pass through their country.
  • Declare War

    Thailand declares war on the United States and on the British.
  • World War II ends

    Thailand forced to return territory it had taken from Laos, Cambodia and Malaya. Exciled king returns.
  • King Assasinated

    Exciled king is assasinated.
  • 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.
  • Change of Government

    Student riots in Bangkok bring the fall of the military government. Free elections are held.
  • Military Government

    The military takes back the government.
  • Constitution

    New constitution created.
  • General Prem Tinsulanonda

    General Prem Tinsulanonda takes control.
  • Civilian Government

    General gives up his military position and heads a civilian government. he is re-elected in 1986
  • General Chatichai Choonhaven

    General Chatichai Choonhaven takes Prem's position afterwards.
  • Anand Panyarachun

    A civilian, Anand Panyarachun, is made the prime minister.
  • Government Collapses

    Government collapses. Banharn Silpa-archa made the prime minister.
  • Forced to Resign

    Banharn's government is forced to resign after evidence of corruption.