Thailand and Japan's Southern Advance, 1940-1945


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The crises that marked the dramatic expansion of Japanese rule over Asia posed unique problems for Thailand. The only independent country in Southeast Asia, Thailand was clearly too weak to withstand Japan, but, as a sovereign state, it had the great advantage that it could not be "liberated" by the Japanese military in the same manner as the European and American colonies. The abilities that had proven so vital in fending off British and French imperialism were also to be essential in dealing with Japan. This fascinating ...

Thailand and Japan's Southern Advance, 1940-1945 1994, Palgrave MacMillan, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780312104023

1994 edition