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Siam changed its name in Thailand? What do the residents think of the name changes?
This has to do with the Second World War and the complex roles of Thailand. Third Thai Prime Minister Luang Phibulsonggram backed Nazism and Nazism and conquered the state. In 1939 he change the name of the land from Siam to Thailand. Nonetheless, the anti-axes forces declined to recognise the new name after Luang Phibulsonggram joined forces with Japan and warred with the United States and the United Kingdom.
When it became clear that the Japanese had lost, the Thai embassy signed with the Allies and at the same the Thai embassy maintained warm relationships with Japan. The Luang Phibulsonggram regimes ended in 1944. 1948 the Thai Constitutional Convention decided to formally rename the land in Thailand. At this point the West had no objections to Luang Phibulsonggram and the suggestion was adopted on 11 May 1949.
The new name is acceptable to the Thais because their nationals consider themselves Thais and Thailand is just the country of the Thais. There is no Thailander I know who is committed to change the name back to Siam. I' ve been reading an essay by the Director General of the Department of Thailand.
In 1939 Luang Phibunsongkhram (former premier of Thailand), who amended the name of the countries, explained to the board whether "we use this name (SIAM) because we use it, please recall from generations to generations. It was only the Thai authorities and foreign nationals using the term "SIAM", General Thais, especially those living in the countryside, who did not call our Thai SIAM.
This is because we should call our country'THAILAND', because the name of the land usually comes from the main breed of this state. It' strange to call the country'SIAM' while the main event is'THAI'. A further important explanation why he chose the name of the land is that if the land is still named "SIAM", migrants who were evicted into the land (many breeds came to the land) could call the land their own.
In order to avoid and stay the land for THAIS, he change the name of the land to THAILAND. THAI' or''''''????'' as used by the THAI' or'''''''????'' as used by the Royal Society of Thailand means the name of the land THAI' or'''''''????'' as used by the THAI' or''''''''????'' as used by the Royal Society of Thailand means the name of the land and its people.