Important Women from Thailand:
Thailand, formally known as Siam, is a constitutional monarchy and their King, Bhumibol Adulyadej, Rama IX, is known as Thailand’s longest - reigning monarch in Thai history. Thailand is home to over 67 million people and their capital, as well as their largest city, is known as Bangkok. On June, 1932, a group known as the Khana Ratsadon led a bloodless revolution against their monarch and forced him to grant Siam its first Constitution which ended many years of absolute monarchy. Siam also participated in WW2, having sided with Japan against the Allies, by declaring war on the United States and United Kingdom on January 25th, 1942. After WW2 Siam became an ally of the United States and, like many countries during the cold war, it suffered many years of political instability until about the 1980’s.