Suriyavarman II built Angkor Wat in today's Cambodia
July 8: Vasco da Gama set out on expedidition to India via Africa stopping at Mombasa, Mozambique, Malindi, Kenya, and Quilmana trading centres
Portuguese send an envoy to Thai Court and sign a treaty
War with Burma 1529 - 1569
The Spanish settle in Manila to trade and spread Christianity
1575 - 1650 The Dutch, French, Danish, Arabs, Chinese and British established trade agreements
Beginning of the Chakri dynasty under King Rama I
1833 First American envoy to the Thai Court
1868-1910: Reign of King Chulalongkorn.
1905 Slavery was abolished
1909 Great Britain establishes protectorates
1914 - 1918 WWI - Thailand joins the Allies
Siam becomes ally of Great Britain in World War I.
1932 Revolution and the obsolete monarchy is abolished
Siam changes its name to Thailand ("Land of the Free").
1939 - 1945 WWII Thailand declares war on the Allies
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