Rama VII


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Rama VII

or Pra·ja·dhi·pok  (prə-chä′tĭ-pŏk′) 1893-1941.
King of Siam (1925-1935) who abdicated following prolonged conflicts with the newly formed constitutional government.
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The bridge, which was constructed during the time of King Rama VII, used to facilitate movements of both people and goods involving the two neighboring states.
Nattapoll's essay directly challenges two extremely influential themes in Thai historiography: the "bureaucratic polity" thesis, which, he argues, by highlighting the supremacy of the military and bureaucracy, has seriously underplayed the political role of the king and the royalist forces; and the myth of the democratic role of King Rama VII (the King's official moniker is "father of Thai democracy").
The resort was discovered in the early 1920s by King Rama VII as an ideal getaway.