Thai History, Rattanakosin Kingdom

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Thailand has one of the most important 800 years old history merging mortal interests around the world. It was known as Siam, till 1939 and then as Thailand, “The Land of the Free”. Thailand can possess the distinction of being the only country that has never been colonized in Southeast Asia.

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Thai History, Rattanakosin KingdomRattanakosinKingdomApittha Sudtisongtum (Aire)Student ID: 5280572Apittha Sudtisongtum (Aire)Student ID: 5280572The Kingdom of RattanakosinThailand has one of the most important 800 years old history merging mortal interests around the world. It was known as Siam, till 1939 and then as Thailand, The Land of the Free. Thailand can possess the distinction of being the only country that has never been colonized in Southeast Asia. Thailand history divided into five periods, the rule of different kingdoms throughout the centuries (Thaialanddaddy, n.d.). After the destruction of Ayutthaya, the Thais started to regroup again by Tarksin who established the capital city in Thonburi and later became the king of the kingdom of Thonburi. He was eventually executed in 1782, which was the end of the Thonburi period. At that time, the present day Chakri dynasty was established. King Ramathibodi ascended the throne and was named the Great King Rama I or Pra-Bath-Som-Dej-Pra-Put-Tha-Yod-Fah-Chu-La-Lok_ma-Ha-Raj. He was the king of the Chakri Dynasty. He ruled the country from 1782 to 1809. After his coronation, he decided move the capital city across to the east bank of the river since it offered better security against enemy attack and Thonburi was unsuitable to serve as the capital due to its limited space for expansion. Additionally, the palace located on the bank of the Chao Phraya River was risked to the er

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