Thailand & Mr Eva Braun

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Cambodia's Internal-Security Chief: 'I Learned From Hitler' https://time.com/3671082/cambodia-hitle ... a-hun-sen/
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The public education system here is such shit that university graduates know nothing more about WW2 than Thailand was never occupied by a foreign power. Of course, this is not true as on 8 December 1941 Japan invaded Thailand. After several hours of fighting between Thai and Japanese troops, Thailand acceded to Japanese demands for passage through the country for Japanese forces invading Burma and Malaya. An alliance between Thailand and Japan was formally signed on 21 December 1941. Thais, therefore, believe that they were not occupied but just made friends with the wrong kind of people and were held hostage in their own country for the next 4 years.
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Anthony's Weiner wrote: Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:31 pm The public education system here is such shit that university graduates know nothing more about WW2 than Thailand was never occupied by a foreign power. Of course, this is not true as on 8 December 1941 Japan invaded Thailand. After several hours of fighting between Thai and Japanese troops, Thailand acceded to Japanese demands for passage through the country for Japanese forces invading Burma and Malaya. An alliance between Thailand and Japan was formally signed on 21 December 1941. Thais, therefore, believe that they were not occupied but just made friends with the wrong kind of people and were held hostage in their own country for the next 4 years.
1942, Thailand, in league with the Japanese, who had invaded Southeast Asia, declared war on the United States and Britain.

https://www.politico.com/story/2016/01/ ... 942-217968
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As the new king was still a child and was still studying in Switzerland, the National Assembly appointed Colonel Prince Anuwatjaturong, Lieutenant Commander Prince Aditya Dibabha, and Chao Phraya Yommaraj (Pun Sukhum) as his regents.

In 1938, at age thirteen, Ananda Mahidol visited Siam for the first time as its monarch.
The king was accompanied during his visit by his mother and his younger brother, Bhumibol Adulyadej. Field Marshal Plaek Pibulsonggram was prime minister at the time and during most of Ananda Mahidol's brief reign (Pibulsonggram is remembered for being a military dictator and for changing the name of the country from Siam to Thailand in 1939).

On 8 December 1941, in concert with the attack on Pearl Harbor, Japanese forces invaded and occupied Thailand. King Ananda was away from the country, as he had returned to Switzerland to complete his studies, and Pridi Phanomyong served as regent in his absence. From 24 January 1942, occupied Thailand became a formal ally of the Empire of Japan and a member of the Axis. Under Plaek Pibunsonggram, Thailand declared war on the Allied powers. The regent refused to sign the declaration and it was thus legally invalid. Many members of the Thai government, including the Siamese embassy in Japan, acted as de facto spies in the Seri Thai underground on the side of the Allies,

Only after the end of World War II could Ananda Mahidol return to Thailand. He returned for a second visit in December 1945 with a degree in law.

On 9 June 1946, the king was found shot dead in his bedroom in the Boromphiman Throne Hall, only four days before he was scheduled to return to Switzerland to finish his doctoral degree in law at the University of Lausanne.

Although at first thought to have been an accident, his death was ruled a murder by medical examiners, and three royal pages were later executed following very irregular trials. The mysterious circumstances surrounding his death have been the subject of much controversy.

This may have something to do with why this whole period is rarely spoken of and not examined at Thai schools. The rather draconian lese majeste laws in Thailand make any critical thinking a crime if it touches on the monarchy.
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Anthony's Weiner wrote: Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:31 pm The public education system here is such shit that university graduates know nothing more about WW2 than Thailand was never occupied by a foreign power. Of course, this is not true as on 8 December 1941 Japan invaded Thailand. After several hours of fighting between Thai and Japanese troops, Thailand acceded to Japanese demands for passage through the country for Japanese forces invading Burma and Malaya. An alliance between Thailand and Japan was formally signed on 21 December 1941. Thais, therefore, believe that they were not occupied but just made friends with the wrong kind of people and were held hostage in their own country for the next 4 years.
Many in SEAsia especially Malaysia and Singapore thinks Thailand no balls to fight and betrayed the rest of SEAsia by allowing Japanese to pass through, never think highly of Thais as they seems to “aria-ka-dai” (anything goes) even until today. Not just me even my Thai boss also agree that Thai army is to “take care of” its citizens not defend the country.
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