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Thailand Index 2005
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Thailand Introduction - 2005
SOURCE: 2005 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK
A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy. In alliance with Japan during World War II, Thailand became a US ally following the conflict. Thailand is currently facing armed violence in its three Muslim-majority southernmost provinces.
NOTE: The information regarding Thailand on this page is re-published from the 2005 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Thailand Introduction 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Thailand Introduction 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.