CAMPBELL HIST 354 - Thailand I (31 pages)

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Thailand I Campbell University Government History 354 Thailand United in mid 14th Century as Siam Took name Thailand in 1938 National religion is Theravada Buddhism Became a constitutional monarchy in 1932 Subject of the Broadway musical The King and I Allied with U S during Vietnam conflict Major R R center tourism and AIDS Facing armed Muslim violence in South The King of Thailand Bhumiphol Adulyadej Rama IX Born in U S A in 1927 became king in 1946 Father was a doctor younger son of a younger son Married Sirikit Played sax with Goodman Armstrong Wrote Blue Night Still anachronistically considered a god by subjects Exercises great moral authority The King s Role Politically to moderate Economically to pioneer The Greening of Isarn Artificial rainmaking New strains of fish tilapia rice tapioca casava Irrigation projects and dams Alternate crops for Hmong cabbages turnips brussels sprouts etc instead of poppies Demonstration projects dairy farming bio gas forests Traditional Mediator hill tribesman s complaint Questions What is the national religion of Thailand With what major power was Thailand allied during the Vietnam conflict Name the current king of Thailand For how many years has he been king Name the fish that the king pioneered raising commercially Nan Chao The Thais migrated over a period of 4 500 years from Mongolia to China and eventually to modern Thailand Along the way they established many kingdoms Nan Chao in Yunnan Province Is the oldest Thai kingdom Forced to migrate by the 13th Century Mongol invasion of China Sukhothai Sukhothai was founded in 1238 thru a revolt against the Ankgor Khmer Empire King Rama Khamheng extended the kingdom to encompass parts of Laos Cambodia the Korate plateau He created the Thai alphabet adopted the divine monarchy concept A rock inscription reads This Muang Sukhothai is good In the water there are fish in the field there is rice Lan Na Ayudhya Lan Na founded by Mangrai in 1296 in the mountainous north Encompassed parts



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