|Date||23 August 1765 – 7 April 1767 (1 year, 7 months, and 15 days)|
|Result||Burmese victory Dissolution of the Ayutthaya Kingdom|
Who Conquered Siam?
The Portuguese reached Siam as early as 1511, following their conquest of the sultanate of Malacca (Melaka) on the Malay Peninsula; they were followed in the 17th century by Dutch, English, Spanish, and French traders and missionaries.
Why Thailand has never been colonized?
In the 19th and early 20th centuries, only Thailand survived European colonial threat in Southeast Asia due to centralising reforms enacted by King Chulalongkorn and because the French and the British decided it would be a neutral territory to avoid conflicts between their colonies.
What made Ayutthaya such a successful city?
During its heyday, Ayutthaya was a centre of international trade thanks to its strategic location between the Bay of Bengal, the main transport route to Europe, and the South China Sea, the key transport route to East Asia and Southeast Asia.
Is Burma a Siam?
This module will provide students with an insight into state formation, identity politics, and political and economic development in two polities on the Southeast Asian mainland: Myanmar (also known as Burma) and Thailand (previously known as Siam).
Why Ayutthaya remained the capital city of Siam for so long?
Power. Ayutthaya remained the capital for so long for a number of reasons. For one, it was home to an extensive trading port that welcomed international merchants, many of whom were from Europe. The city was a memorable one to these travelers because of the many temples and palaces found here.