Siamese revolution of 1932

  • soldiers waiting for orders in the royal plaza, 24 june 1932

    the siamese revolution of 1932 or the siamese coup d'état of 1932 (thai: การปฏิวัติสยาม พ.ศ. 2475 or การเปลี่ยนแปลงการปกครองสยาม พ.ศ. 2475) was a turning point in 20th century thai history. the revolution, in reality a coup d'état, was a nearly bloodless transition on 24 june 1932, which changed the system of government in siam from an absolute monarchy to a constitutional monarchy. the "revolution" was brought about by a comparatively small group of military and civilians, who formed siam's first political party, the khana ratsadon ('peoples' party'). it ended 150 years of absolutism under the chakri dynasty and almost 800 years of absolute rule of kings over the siamese people. it was a product of global historical currents as well as domestic social and political changes. it resulted in the people of siam being granted their first constitution.

  • background
  • siam before 1932
  • siam in 1932
  • causes of the 1932 siamese revolution
  • khana ratsadon
  • 24 june 1932
  • royal reaction
  • new administration
  • aftermath
  • memorials
  • notes
  • external links

Soldiers waiting for orders in the Royal Plaza, 24 June 1932

The Siamese revolution of 1932 or the Siamese coup d'état of 1932 (Thai: การปฏิวัติสยาม พ.ศ. 2475 or การเปลี่ยนแปลงการปกครองสยาม พ.ศ. 2475) was a turning point in 20th century Thai history. The revolution, in reality a coup d'état, was a nearly bloodless transition on 24 June 1932, which changed the system of government in Siam from an absolute monarchy to a constitutional monarchy. The "revolution" was brought about by a comparatively small group of military and civilians, who formed Siam's first political party, the Khana Ratsadon ('Peoples' Party'). It ended 150 years of absolutism under the Chakri Dynasty and almost 800 years of absolute rule of kings over the Siamese people. It was a product of global historical currents as well as domestic social and political changes. It resulted in the people of Siam being granted their first constitution.