What Was the Former Name of Thailand?

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Thailand was formerly called Siam. Thailand means 'free land’. The name was changed to Thailand in the year 1939.
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Do you really expect Americans to know anything about any of this? Look you site the Bangkok Post which is crap I used to read it just to read the anti American letters to the editor
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Thailand is a sovereign country in Southeast Asia. On June 24, 1939 the Government of Siam officially changed its name to Thailand, which means free land.
Siam is the former name for Thailand. This country is located in the central part of south east Asia and covers an area of approximately 513,000 square kilometres. Thailand borders Laos and Burma.
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