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Thailandball (formerly Siamball) is a countryball at the center of the Indochinese peninsula in Mainland Southeast Asia. He is the world's 51st-largest country. It is the 20th-most-populous country in the world, with around 66 million people. The capital and largest city is Bangkok. Thailand sits beside Cambodia-icon Cambodiaball, Laos-icon Laosball, Myanmar-icon Myanmarball, and Malaysia-icon Malaysiaball. Being a monarchy since 1238, and a constitutional monarchy since 1932, Thailandball is the only country in Southeast Asia to have never been colonized by European countryballs. He is also one of the founding members of ASEAN-icon ASEANball. Thailand also has the longest city name who is Bangkok-icon Krungthepmahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharatratchathaniburirom Udomratchaniwetmahasathan Amonphimanawatansathit Sakkathattiyawitsanukamprasitball.

History

1-icon Ancient Thailand (Pre-10th Century) 1-icon

Thailandball is a descendant of Tai-Kadai speaking 1-icon 1balls. Similar to other regions in Southeast Asia, Thailand was heavily influenced by the culture and religions of India-icon Indiaball, starting with the Kingdom of Funan-icon Kingdom of Funanball in around the 1st century AD to the Khmer Empire-ball.

Prior to the arrival of the Thai people and culture into what is now Thailand, the region hosted a number of indigenous 1-icon Austroasiatic-speaking and 7-icon Malayo-Sumbawan-speaking civilisations. However, little is known about Thailand before the 13th century... Similar to other regions in Southeast Asia, Thailand was heavily influenced by the culture and religions of India, starting with the Kingdom of Funanball in around the first century until the Khmer Empireball. Indian influence on Siamese culture was partly the result of direct contact with Indian settlers, but mainly it was brought about indirectly via Dvaravati-icon Dvaravatiball, Srivijaya-icon Srivijayaball and the Khmer Empire-icon Khmer Empireball, and later by the south Indian Pallavaball and north Indian Gupta-icon Guptaball.

1-icon Classical Thailand (10th - 13th Century) Khmer Empire-icon

The 1-icon Taiballs from the north gradually settled in the Chao Phraya valley from the tenth century onwards, in lands of Dvaravati-icon Dvaravatiball, assimilating the earlier 1-icon Austroasiatic Monballs and Khmer Empire-icon Khmerballs, as well as coming into contact with the Khmer Empire-icon Khmer Empireball.

There were many civilizations during this age, where the 1-icon Taiballs set up many civilizations, or 'mandalas'. Several mandalas included 1-icon Lavo Kingdomball, 1-icon Nakhon Si Thammarat Kingdomball, and so on.

King-icon Sukhothai and the Founding of the Thai Alphabet (1238 - 1438) 1-icon

Many Thai city states gradually became independent of the weakened Khmer Empire-icon Khmer Empireball. One such state was 1-icon Sukhothaiball. This all began when two friends, Pho Khun Bangklanghao and Pho Khun Pha Mueang revolted against the Khmer Empire-icon Khmer governor of Sukhothaiball. Bangklanghao ruled 1-icon Sukhothaiball as 1-icon Sri Indradityaball – and began the Phra Ruang Dynasty—he expanded his primordial kingdom to the bordering cities. At the end of his reign in 1257, 1-icon Sukhothaiball covered the entire upper valley of the Chao Phraya River.

Under the rule of Pho Khun Ramkamhaeng, 1-iconSukhothaiball expanded his clay into the south and the north. Under Ramkamhaeng, Sukhothaiball was introduced to Theravada-icon Theravadaball and Theravada-icon Theravadaball was made into the religion of Sukhothaiball. Sukhothaiball also introduced the first draft of the Thai alphabet, which would make the foundation of modern Thai today.

Red-icon Lanna-icon Ayutthaya's Rule, and the first Farangs! (1438 - 1767) Portuguese Empire-icon

Thailandball was born as a small clay called Siam-icon Siamball in 1351, his capitalball was Red-icon Ayutthayaball (now a province of Thailandball). In 1540 he expanded his clay by conquering Khmer Empire-icon Khmerball, the weak brothers Kingdom of Laos-icon Laosball, Lanna-icon Lannaball, some southern part of 1-icon Chinaball and some northern part of modern day-Malaysia-icon Malaysiaball. He had a lot of conflicts with his neighbors like 1-icon Daivietball.

Following the conquest of Malacca Sultanate-icon Malaccaball, Portuguese Empire-icon Kingdom of Portugalball began making trade relations with Red-icon Ayutthayaball. This contact with the West during the 16th century led to a period of economic growth as lucrative trade routes were established. Many foreigners such as the Netherlands-icon Dutch, Kingdom of France-icon French, Japan-icon Japanese, Greece-icon Greek, Chinese-icon Chinese, Spanish-Empire-icon Spanish, England-icon English, and Denmark-icon Danish.

However, aside from that, Red-icon Ayutthayaball fought Konbaung-icon Burmaball (now Myanmar-icon Myanmarball) in many wars, and started to lose in its waning days.

1767 was described to be his worst year ever. Konbaung-icon Burmaball who had multiple personality disorders, attacked him and he lost because he wasn't well-prepared. Burmaball killed Red-icon Ayutthayaball (the capitalball). Siam-icon Siamball lost all of his clay but some of his people survived and moved to Red-icon Thonburiball.

Red-icon Siam is not yet lost! - the Thonburi Kingdom (1767 - 1782) Red-icon

Thonburi became the new capitalball of Siamball. Burmaball who was still in disorder quickly attacked again but this time he won. This was due to a rapid recovery and Red-icon Thonburiball was being led by a capable military leader, Taksin. Taksin then began to expand Red-icon Thonburiball's clay and expanded to western Khmer Empire-icon Cambodiaball, Kingdom of Laos-icon Laosball and northern Malacca Sultanate-icon Malayaball. However, during this short-lived Siamese state's existence, there was political trouble, and Taksin developed a religious mania, alienating the powerful Buddhism-icon Buddhist monkhood by claiming to be a sotapanna or divine figure. He was also in troubles with the court officials, Qing-icon Chinese merchants, and UK-icon France-icon Denmark-icon missionaries. The foreign observers began to speculate that he would soon be overthrown. In 1782 Taksin sent his armies under Chakri, the future Rama I of Rattanakosin, to invade Khmer Empire-icon Cambodiaball, but while they were away a rebellion broke out in the area around the capital. The rebels, who had wide popular support, offered the throne to General Chakri, the 'supreme general'. Chakri who was on war duty marched back from Khmer Empire-icon Cambodiaball and deposed Taksin, who was purportedly 'secretly executed' shortly after.

Siam-icon Long live the King! - Early Modern Siam (1782 - 1851) Siam-icon

Later in 1782, Siam-icon Siamball moved capitalball to Bangkok-icon Bangkokball or Rattanakosinball (full name in Thai: Krungthep Mahanakorn Amornratanakosin Mahintara Ayutthaya Mahadilokphop Noparat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasatan Amornpiman Avatar Satit Sakathadtiya Witsanukum Prasitball), the current capitalball which is the longest city name in the world.

Chakri, now known as Rama I restored most of the social and political system of Red-icon Ayutthayaball, promulgating new law codes, reinstating court ceremonies and imposing discipline on the Buddhism-icon Buddhist monkhood. The Konbaung-icon Burmese, seeing the disorder accompanying the overthrow of Taksin, invaded Siam-iconSiamball's clay again in 1785. Rama allowed them to occupy both the north and the south, but the Uparatvice-king, his brother, led the Siamese army into western Siam-icon Siamball and crushed the Burmese forces in a battle near Kanchanaburiball. This was the last major Burmese invasion of Siam-icon Siamball, although as late as 1802 Burmese forces had to be driven out of Lannaball. In 1792 the Siamese occupied Kingdom of Laos-icon Luang Prabangball and brought most of Kingdom of Laos-icon Laosball under indirect Siamese rule. Khmer Empire-icon Cambodiaball was also effectively ruled by Siam-icon Siamball. By the time of his death in 1809 Rama I had created a Siamese overlordship dominating an area considerably larger than modern Thailandball.

Siam-icon The Enlightenment of Siam (1851 - 1868) UK-icon

European colonial powers threatened him in the 19th and early 20th centuries, but Thailandball (then known as Siam-icon Siamball) survived as the only Southeast Asian state to avoid European colonial rule because the France-icon Franceball and the UK-icon UKball decided it would be a neutral territory to avoid conflicts between their colonies. This was due to Mongkut, or Rama IV, who welcomed Western intrusion in Siam-icon Siamball. The king himself and his entourages were actively UK-icon pro-British. This became evident in 1855 when a mission led by the Governor of British Hong Kong-icon Hong Kongball, Sir John Bowring, arrived in Bangkok-icon Bangkokball with demands for immediate changes, backed by the threat of force. The king readily agreed to demands for a new treaty, called the Bowring Treaty, which restricted import duties to three percent, abolished royal trade monopolies, and granted extraterritoriality to UK-icon British subjects. Other UK-icon France-icon Denmark-icon Spain-icon Western powers soon demanded and got similar concessions.

The king came to believe that the real threat to Siam-icon Siamball came from the France-icon French, not the UK-icon British. The UK-icon British were interested in commercial advantage, the France-icon French in building a colonial empire. They occupied Saigonball in 1859, and 1867 established a protectorate over southern Dainam-icon Vietnamball and eastern Khmer Empire-icon Cambodiaball. Rama IV hoped that the UK-icon British would defend Siam-icon Siamball if he gave them the economic concessions they demanded. In the next reign this would prove to be an illusion, but it is true that the UK-icon British saw Siam-icon Siamball as a useful buffer state between British Burma-icon British Burmaball and French Indochina-icon French Indochinaball.

Siam-icon Reform and Modernization - King Chulalongkorn's Reign (1868 - 1910) UK-icon France-icon Russian-Empire-icon

Rama IV died in 1868, and was succeeded by his 15-year-old son Chulalongkorn, who reigned as Rama V and is now known as Rama the Great. Rama V was the first Siamese king to have a full Western education, having been taught by a UK-icon British governess, Anna Leonowens – whose place in Siamese history has been fictionalised as The King and I. At first Rama V's reign was dominated by the conservative regent, Chaophraya Si Suriyawongse, but when the king came of age in 1873 he soon took control. He created a Privy Council and a Council of State, a formal court system and budget office. He announced that slavery would be gradually abolished and debt-bondage restricted.

In 1893 France-icon French authorities in French Indochina-icon Indochinaball used a minor border dispute to provoke a crisis. France-icon French gunboats appeared at Bangkok-icon Bangkokball and demanded the cession of Kingdom of Laos-icon Lao territories east of the Mekong. The king appealed to the UK-icon British, but the UK-icon British minister told the king to settle on whatever terms he could get. The king had no choice but to comply. UK-icon UKball's only gesture was an agreement with France-iconFranceball guaranteeing the integrity of the rest of Siam-icon Siamball. In exchange, Siam-icon Siamball had to give up its claim to the Tai-speaking Shan region of northeastern British Burma-icon Burmaball to the UK-icon British.

The France-icon French, however, continued to pressure Siam-icon Siamball, and in 1906–1907 they manufactured another crisis. This time Siam-icon Siamball had to concede France-icon French control of territory on the west bank of the Mekong opposite Luang Prabangball and around Champasakball in southern Kingdom of Laos-icon Laosball, as well as western Khmer Empire-icon Cambodiaball. The UK-icon British interceded to prevent more French pressure on Siam-icon Siamball, but their price, in 1909 was the acceptance of UK-icon British sovereignty over of northern Malaya under the Anglo-Siamese Treaty of 1909. All of these "lost territories" were on the fringes of the Siamese sphere of influence and had never been securely under their control, but being compelled to abandon all claim to them was a substantial humiliation to both king and country. Historian David K. Wyatt describes Chulalongkorn as "broken in spirit and health" following the 1893 crisis. It became the basis for the country's name change: with the loss of these territories Great Siam was no more, the king now ruled only the core "Thai lands".

Meanwhile, reform continued apace, transforming an absolute monarchy based on relationships of power into a modern, centralised nation state. The process was increasingly under the control of Rama V's European-educated sons. Railways and telegraph lines united previously remote and semi-autonomous provinces. The currency was tied to the gold standard and a modern system of taxation replaced the arbitrary levys and labour service of the past. The biggest problem was the shortage of trained civil servants, and many foreigners had to be employed until new schools could be built and Siamese graduates produced. By 1910, when the king died, Siam-icon Siamball had become a semi-modern country and continued to escape colonial rule.

From a kingdom to modern nation (1910 - 1925)

One of Rama V's reforms was to introduce a Western-style law of royal succession, so in 1910 he was peacefully succeeded by his son Vajiravudh, who reigned as Rama VI. He had been educated at Sandhurst military academy and at Oxford, and was an anglicised Edwardian gentleman. Indeed, one of Siam-icon Siamball's problems was the widening gap between the Westernised royal family and upper aristocracy and the rest of the country. It took another 20 years for Western education to permeate the bureaucracy and the army.

During Vajiravudh's reign, he modernized Siam-icon Siamball even more, making Bangkokball a hub of commerce and trade. He also participated in World War I as a member of the allied powers, and changed Siam-icon Siamball's flag. Thailand-icon

Military-icon Revolution and the end of absolute rule (1925 - 1932) Thailand-icon

When Rama VI died suddenly in 1925, aged only 44, the monarchy was in a weakened state. He was succeeded by his younger brother Prajadhipok.

Unprepared for his new responsibilities, all Prajadhipok had in his favour was a lively intelligence, a charming diplomacy in his dealings with others, modesty and industrious willingness to learn, and the somewhat tarnished, but still potent, magic of the crown.

Unlike his predecessor, the king diligently read virtually all state papers that came his way, from ministerial submissions to petitions by citizens. Within half a year only three of Vajiravudh's twelve ministers stayed on, the rest having been replaced by members of the royal family. On the one hand, these appointments brought back men of talent and experience, on the other, it signaled a return to royal oligarchy. The king obviously wanted to demonstrate a clear break with the discredited sixth reign, and the choice of men to fill the top positions appeared to be guided largely by a wish to restore a Chulalongkorn-type government.

The legacy that Prajadhipok received from his elder brother were problems of the sort that had become chronic in the Sixth Reign. The most urgent of these was the economy: the finances of the state were in chaos, the budget heavily in deficit, and the royal accounts a nightmare of debts and questionable transactions. That the rest of the world was deep in the Great Depression following World War I did not help the situation either.

In 1932 Siam-icon Siamball changed his name from Siam to Thailandball, and replaced his absolute monarchy with a constitutional monarchy after a coup d'état.

Asian Dictator-icon Khana Ratsadon (1932 - 1938) Thailand-icon

Under the new government known as Khana Ratsadon, or, the People's Party, Thailandball faced civil war. The government faced the threat of Communism-icon communism and another coup d'étatt occurred, replacing the government with a new, more conservative one. The new government cracked down on King-iconroyalists and took much more aggressive steps to carry out some important reforms. The currency went off the gold standard, allowing trade to recover. Expenditures on education were increased four-fold, thereby significantly raising the literacy rate. Elected local and provincial governments were introduced, and in November 1937 democratic development was brought forward when direct elections were held for the national assembly, although political parties were still not allowed.

Modern Thailand

In 2014 he underwent a coup d'état, and continued to have a military junta to this day... Today, Thailandball is a developing countryball. He cannot into nuke yet but he can into space and submarine (he's really proud of his 3 new subs from China-icon Chinaball).

Personality

Thailand is very talkative and he likes smiling. Thailand can into Buddhism-icon Buddhism. Thailand of likings his king, elephants and wealthyness. He hates communists. He is very proud of himself, his history and his language. Thailand of lovings cold weather, he wishes one day he will can into snow but Thailand cannot into snow. And very LIKE BNK48

Relations

เพื่อน/พันธมิตร (Friends/Allies)

  • ASEAN-icon ASEANcoin - I founded him but I cannot into headquarter! BY FUCKING Indonesia-icon KEBAB OWNER!
    • Malaysia-icon Malaysiaball - Friend, we are neighbor and I gib him workers for monies. REMOVE TERRORISM ALSO STOP SEND KEBAB NOW OR ANSCHLUSS! And plox gib monies for development
    • Indonesia-icon Indonesiaball - He is of a friend and neighbor in sea. HOW THE HELL HE HAS HQ YED PED
    • Singapore-icon Tringapore - Creditor and sometimes friend, Gib moni or I dig cannal!
    • Philippines-icon Philippinesball - Pinoy, Gib touristmoni yuo is op rich and teach english to me cuz tring is op bad english but bad to play MOBA game with.
    • Brunei-icon Bruneiball - Rich kebab, Gib touristmoni
    • Laos-icon Laosball - We are of similar language, culture, and history. Good friend. GIB ELECTRICITY OR Anschluss Secretly brother but he like commie friend.
    • Vietnam-icon Vietnamball - Although we have very complication histories, we becames good friend and brothers in arms! Pls removing communism though.
    • Cambodia-icon Cambodiaball - Stupid "brother" even he's older than me many thousand years, Sometime enemy, MY COLONY GIB AMOK OR ANSCHLUSS Phra Wihan is of mine.
    • Myanmar-icon Myanmarball (Sometimes) - ไอ้เชี่ย !! HE IS OF INVADING ME SEVERAL TIMES!! ENEMY SINCE THE 16TH TO 19TH CENTURIES!!! REMOVE MOHINGA. he has a multiple personality disorder. I try to be friends with him. (last time I tried he almost kill me) GIB MAID!!
    • East Timor-icon East Timorball - You can into join ASEAN. Sawadee brother.
  • Bhutan-icon Bhutanball - Even the king rama IX died, but we love the king forever.
  • Bulgaria-icon Bulgariaball - Good distant european friend.
  • Denmark-icon Denmarkball - We form Thai-Danish milk/farm and we also sign a treaty about environment to each other too! Also he is my brother in law.
  • Germany-icon Germanyball - We look up to his EU-icon Fourth Reich European Union by creating ASEAN-icon ASEAN!
  • India-icon Indiaball - Thanks for curry and teaching Buddhism, don't bring in too much Hindies, I'm buddhist clay
  • Italy-icon Italyball - Good volleyball Good party in the dark because lights out.[1]
  • South Korea-icon South Koreaball - Ally and friend. Thai pavilion was erected in Pocheon City in 1974 in memory of Korean War! We have song name "Arirang" .
  • Japan-icon Japanball - We fought together in WW1 and WW2, we are good friends.
  • Portugal-icon Portugalball - First European country that I know, 500 years of relationship, since 1511
  • Russia-icon Russiaball - He is a middleman of me, good stuff! YOUR GRYPHON PLANE SUCKS IT FELL AND YOU COMMIE SUPPORT N. VIETNAM GOOD YOU ARE CAPITOLIST NAO.
  • Sweden-icon Swedenball - Husband. We have been married since 1868! Now having a blast together by BÖRKING together! Stronk! Sweden!, 31K Thai lady living with you (70% of women married to Swedish men)
  • Switzerland-icon Switzerlandball My Kings (Rama VIII and Rama IX) Live there in Childhood. I also Love your Chocolate and Cheese He's One of my best friend (For me)
  • UK-icon UKball - Old enemy, but now friends. gib touristmoni!
  • USA-icon USAball - We fought in World War 2, but we of good friends now. He made me into non-NATO major ally, we also let them build Ford and Chevrolet in our clay. (AND I AM BETTER ASIAN TOURIST COUNTRY STOP IGNORING ME OVER CHINA AND JAPAN)

เพื่อนเป็นบางครั้ง (Sometime Friends-Neutral)

  • China-icon Chinaball - He is of trying to gain influence over USA-icon USAball on me, but his dams is killing my fish! We good friends though. Secretly my father.
  • France-icon Franceball - NEVER FORGET YUO THIEF MY CLAY BIG CLAY IN 1893 . yuo so luck UN-icon UN didn't exist that time. But French Indochina-icon France Indochina 1940 still surrender I war with her  easy 555555555  REMOVE BAGUETTE. GIB TOURISTMONI. Well, now we have GUT relations YOU SUCKER NULL

ศัตรู (Enemies)

ครอบครัว (Family)

Quotes

  • "Touristmoni's the best!"
  • "Farang (white people) is so cashful, I love Farang"
  • "Thailand hab three submarines!Thailand stronk!"
  • "Prathet Thai Chong Charoen!"(Thailand stronk!)
  • "Am not Taiwan!!"
  • "Yuo no ride Tuk Tuk, yuo no arrive Thailand!"
  • "Do no haggle price! Farang hab to pay mor!"

Common phrases in conversations

Of swearing

  • "Oh I Sud" = Oh Shit
  • "Yed kae" / "Yed ped" / "Yed..(everything)..." = Fuck Alligator / Fuck Duck / Fuck ...(everything)...
  • "Yedmae" = Motherfucker
  • "E-Dok (Fully Dok Thong Gwaow, a flower name)" = Bitch
  • "Ai Shia" = Water Lizard / Water Monitor / Monitor Lizard + Badly Evil
  • "Hia" / "Heer" = Damning
  • "Ai hia" = Water Lizard
  • "Por mung tai" = I Shank Your Bloody Father/ I Want Your Dad To Fucking Die

Of normal ones

  • "555" (pronounced hahaha) = Laughing
  • "Hue hue hue" = Crying...not BR? BR? AHUEHUE! ok?
  • "Laew" = Already... used in the end of the sentence

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