History of the Thai government

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In History
  • People's party was born

    People's party was born
    People's party (Khana Ratsadon) has changed the government system to Democracy.
  • The issue of the first constitution (temporary)

    The issue of the first constitution (temporary)
    The King Rama VII signed royal signature for the Temporary Statute Law regime Year 1932.
  • First Prime Minister in Siam

    First Prime Minister in Siam
    Phraya Manopakorn Nititada was the first Representative Committee (Prime Minister at present) in Siam.
  • The issue of the first constitution (permanent)

    After the King signed the temporary statute, then he signed for the permanent statute.
  • First Coup d'etat

    1st PM had a conflict between ministry and dissolved the parliament. He also cancelled some laws in the constitution.
  • Second Coup d'etat

    Phraya Phahon Phonphayuhasena (2nd PM) seized the power of the 1st PM.
  • The abdication of King Rama VII

    King Rama VII asked the govt. to make people understand about democracy, but the govt. failed to do what the King wanted. So the King abdicated and spent the rest of his life in England.
  • Siam changed to Thai

    Siam changed to Thai
    Siam had been changed to Thai (The land of freedom).
  • Period: to

    World War 2

    Thailand joined World War 2 in 1942-45. After the WWII, every country suffered from economic crisis. Thawan Thamrongnawasawat (8th PM) couldn't solve this problem.
  • Third Coup d'etat

  • Fourth Coup d'etat

  • Fifth Coup d'etat

  • Sixth Coup d'etat

  • Seventh Coup d'etat

  • Eighth Coup d'etat

    Thanom Kittikachorn used his soldiers to seize the power of himself. He wanted to change from Democracy to Communist.
  • Thai people tried to stop communism

    There were 13 people, university students, citizens, professors and a former politicians. They told everyone to ask for constitution back. But all of them were caught due to mutiny.
  • Gathering of citizens to fight for constitution.

    Gathering of citizens to fight for constitution.
    After 13 victims were caught, all of the citizens gathered and asked to release them on 12 Oct.
  • Great Tragedy Day

    Great Tragedy Day
    The govt. controlled the protester by using the force of soldiers and the police. More than 100 of students were killed and thousands were injured during the protest.
  • Thanom Kittikachorn was expelled.

    At the end of tragedy, Thanom had to left the country with his family to stop this violence.
  • Thanom came back to Thailand

    Thanom came back to Thailand
    Thanom tonsured (became a monk) and came back to Thailand. He stayed at Bowonniwet Temple.
  • Nineth Coup d'etat

    Nineth Coup d'etat
    The group of old soldiers seized the power of the govt.
  • University students expelled Thanom again

    University students expelled Thanom again
    The police stopped students by force, same as 14 Oct. Tragedy. There were 46 deaths and 167 injuries.
  • Tenth Coup d'etat

  • Eleventh Coup d'etat

    In year 1891, Chatichai Choonhavan (17th PM) changed the battlefield to market. In that time, the economy were very good. But there were lots of corruption by govt, so people didn't trust them. Also, the soldiers seized the power of the govt. which had Sunthorn Kongsompong as a leader. But there was a rumour that Chatichai was doing this for people or for his own position. So people started the protest to stop this communism. This coup d'etat lead to Black May.
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    Black May 1992

    During this time, there was a protest about the new PM, Suchinda Kraprayoon (19th PM), which was not being from election. The govt. used the force to control the protesters, as same as before, there were 52 deaths, hundreds of injuries and thousands were arrested. This event stopped by the King Rama IX, Bhumibol Adulyadej. And then Suchinda officially resigned from being PM. in 24th May.
  • Twelfth Coup d'etat