It so strangely why Thailand has a bit 1950s research form western < have only 6 researches>. We can know Thailand have relationship with many western countries and open or welcome many countries come to Siam. Especially information on Sarit ,Thanhom , Phapard and dynasty no research about it. It maybe Thailand were not colonized by western power like Indonesia Burma or Malaysia that mean Thailand don’t have colonial country research and collect best data. Thailand always proud to be “Thailand” Never be a colonial. And believe Jakri dynasty’s have a role to modernizing and national.. This study compare with Asian country, Mejia in Japan and Rizal in Philippine.
Thailand was colonized by directly like Burma or Malaysia but it was Indirect colonized by economic in Bowring 1855 this contract show Siam lose an authority in commercial. The believe that Jkri dynasty keep Siam to be a independence national. In fact Siam is a last state to become a independence national because is Bowring contract that western can be control all of Siam finance and have extraterritoriality until king Rama V. and until coup 1932 Thai economic control by china and foreigner also. Until 1938 Thai become to independent national completely cause have authority to manage finance and law. And the topic about king Rama V is modernized Siam to be a national by the way the way he use is like a colonial only one different is colonized of Siam is city in Siam. He try to centralize authority and power in one self.
In my opinion I’m agree with this book about Siam were colonized. When you compare nowadays national isn’t only a border in case like Argentina they have authority in border how about the finance have 100% inflation and no public policy all of it control by individual.
About modernized in Rama V although he effort to centralize with one is better between absolute monarchy and oligarchy with one it easier to become democracy. And if you can be a Rama V how you can manage or...