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THAI DIPLOMACY IN CONVERSATION WITH

29 October 2021

Summary

The country had recovered from the devastation of the wars with Burma at the end of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century. [...] The two happened at just about the same time, namely the Anglo-French invasion of Egypt over the problem of the nationalization of the Suez Canal by President Nasser, and the Soviet invasion of Hungary to put down the reformist Communist government of Imre Nagy. [...] Imagine the Thai army occupying German territory! At the end of the First World War, the expeditionary force participated in the victory parades down the Champs Elysée in Paris and down The Mall in London. [...] This Conference produced the first international agreement to bear the name of Bangkok in the form of the Bangkok Agreement on the Suppression of Opium Smoking in the Far East of 27 November 19318. [...] Anyway, in discussing “Thailand and the World” and “Thailand and the League of Nations”, the point is that Thailand participated fully as a member of the League of Nations, and was recognized both for the permanent work of the League and on collective security.

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