73 Years Ago: Japanese demand Thai bases and resources, offer Laos and Cambodia

73 Years Ago: Japanese demand Thai bases and resources, offer Laos and Cambodia – The Evening Independent, August 1, 1941
[Thanks to Tom for pointing this out.]
…Japan’s high-pressure march to the south took another big stride today with reported demands on Thailand (Siam) for military bases and control of that country’s rubber, rice and tin production.
…Japan in exchange had offered to restore the province of Laos and the ancient city of Angkhor, both in Japanese-dominated French Indochina…

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One Response to 73 Years Ago: Japanese demand Thai bases and resources, offer Laos and Cambodia

  1. wk says:

    Nothing to do with Thailand, but there’s also an interesting story on that page about Nucky Johnson, the political kingpin of Atlantic City who is the inspiration for the HBO series Boardwalk Empire.

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