History of Thailand

Can you answer these questions about the history of Thailand?
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What was the former name of Thailand before 1939?
Siam
What type of natural disaster struck Thailand in 2004, devastated the country
and killed dozens of people?
Tsunami
What 2012 movie, starring Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor, tells the story
of a real family affected by the above?
The Impossible
By what country did Thailand make an alliance in 1941?
Japan
What became the dominant religion in Thailand by the 12th century?
Buddhism
What type of animal used to be on the most recent flag of Thailand?
White Elephant
What famous energy drink brand was was inspired by an existing energy drink,
first introduced and sold in Thailand, named Krating Daeng?
Red Bull
What type of combat sport was first played in mid-18th century in Thailand?
Muay Thai
What was the first European country to contact Thailand?
Portugal
During the construction of what bridge were about 250,000 Allied prisoners subjected
to forced labour? (David Lean made a movie about it)
Burma Railway
What country did the Thai government allow during Vietnam War to use Thailand's
air and naval bases?
United States
What was the capital of the imperial Thailand from 1351–1767?
Ayutthaya
What empire controlled Thailand between 802–1431
Khmer Empire
What were all Thai young men under the age of twenty, of all social rankings required
to become for at least a short amount of time in the past?
Buddhist Monks
What religious bird-like creature has been the national symbol of Thailand?
Garuda
What was special about Chang and Eng Bunker twin brothers?
They were Conjoined
What Thai title, starting with R, was given to the king of Thailand in 1782?
Rama
What 1956 Hollywood movie, about a Thai king, was never shown in Thai theatres
because it was considered to be derogatory to the King?
The King and I
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