One ancient culture in Thailand is reported
to have developed the ability to use bronze before 3000 BC.
What was the name of this culture?
What was the name of the great T'ai state
of modern Yunnan province in China that fell to the armies
of Kublai Khan in 1253?
After having seen Thai kingdoms such as Lan
Na and Sukhothai crumble before Burmese attacks in the 18th
century, the Thai people were in a ruinous situation. But
out of the ashes of this relative chaos came a general who
was able to reunite the various Thai states and help repel
the remaining Burmese forces. Who was this general?
Soon after Thailand was reunited, in 1782,
a new general named Chaophraya Mahakasatsuk took power. He
re-established the capital at Krung Thep (modern day Bangkok)
and renamed himself. What was the reign name of this new king?
This new Thai king took great pains to compose
an epic piece of literature which was based on an ancient
Indian work. What was this Thai version called?
Influenced by the Meiji resoration in Japan,
and following in his father King Mongkut's footsteps in continuing
economic and political reforms in Thailand, which Thai king
abolished slavery and established a modern civil service in
The key politician of the next two decades
(1932-1957) was a lieutenant colonel who ended an attempted
rebellion of the former royal family in 1933 and first involved
the military as a key force of politics in Thailand, who was
Which country was responsible for bringing
Thailand into World War II?
In the late 1960s, Thailand held a major
position in global politics due to its close geographic proximity
to Vietnam and the conflict occurring in Indochina. On which
side did Thailand fall during this conflict?
The 1970s were a time of political instability
in Thailand with political protests and peaceful demonstations
on the streets and college campuses. All of this culminated
in a massacre of students that occurred at which major university
in Bangkok in 1976?
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