- Apr 8, 2004
During the 1800s, as the Asian nations surrounding her became colonized, Siam standed alone in it's resistance to imperialism. It modernized itself and kept its independence from the Western powers. In 1932 a revolution led to a constitutional monarchy. With a powerful friend in Japan, and low relations with the Allies, particularly the French, Siam is on a path toward fascism. The Siamese leaders are becoming increasingly expansionist, and are eager to create a new South-East Asian empire. Only time will tell if these ambitions follow through or if they fall flat on their face. But Siam has the potential to become a regional power, and maybe more.