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    Thailand’s Relations with the US: World War II and Beyond

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    A 10 page review of Thailand’s political decisions during and following World War II. Although the country initially declared war against Britain and the US, the populace as a whole was not in support of that declaration. Through the actions of the Free Thai Movement Thailand found herself in the favor of the allies, a position which greatly benefited her all the way to her present relations with world powers. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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    World War II was a time of great changes and challenges for many diverse regions of the world. Thailand was not exempt from these changes and  challenges. Occupied by the Japanese during the war, the country was subject to the whim of its invaders. While the country was being held hostage, however, there was  considerable effort within to remedy the situation which the Thais found intolerable. The Free Thai Movement was one such effort. That movement had, in fact, resisted the initial  Japanese invasion in itself. Thailand found herself in favor with the allies and this position allowed many positive developments in Thailand both immediately after the war and extending on  into her future. Under the leadership of Pridi Banomyong (a man whose life had been immersed in the effort to convert Thai from  the monarchy that it was during the early twentieth century to a constitutional monarchy for years before the arrival of the Japanese) and Seni Pramoj (the Thai ambassador to the  US), the Free Thai movement was sure to prove a formidable resistance to the Japanese. Pridi and his Peoples Party had already effected a rapid conversion of the absolute  government into the democratic government they desired. They had done so both rapidly and peacefully. Through this action a provisional constitution became the supreme law of the land  in 1932 (The Thai-American Association, Inc., 2003). The Thai-American Association, Inc. (2003) reports that just four years later (in 1936), under this new system of governance, Thailand (then still  Siam) began negotiations with world powers to obtain: "identical bilateral treaties with all trading partners 

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