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Richard Cavendish explains how the proposal to change the name of Siam to Thailand was eventually accepted on May 11th, 1949.

A foothold in Siam offered new trading opportunities for France in the late 17th century, as well as a chance to spread the Catholic faith. Peter Murrell describes French efforts via a series of embassies between the two countries.

Volume: 64 Issue: 5 2014

The country was renamed on June 23rd, 1939.

Volume: 64 Issue: 6 2014

Tony Stockwell looks behind the exotic facade to examine the role of the kings of Siam and Thailand in modernising their country.

Volume: 50 Issue: 7 2000

Richard Cavendish explains how the proposal to change the name of Siam to Thailand was eventually accepted on May 11th, 1949.

Volume: 49 Issue: 5 1999

The story of an almost unknown war and its international repercussions on the eve of Pearl Harbor.

Volume: 45 Issue: 3 1995

During the second half of the seventeenth century, writes Robert Bruce, France hoped to dominate Siam and convert its sovereign to the Christian faith.

Volume: 21 Issue: 3 1971

Helen Bruce describes how, in Buddhist countries, for the last six hundred years, the albino elephant has always received special veneration.

Volume: 21 Issue: 1 1971

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