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What happened to the Philippines, Thailand and Malaysia in c. 1975 and c.1990? [closed]

can someone tell me what happened in 1973 and 1988. Thank you.
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Why is the border between Myanmar and Thailand so long?

The border between Myanmar and Thailand extends all the way near to the northern part of Malaysia. Is there any reason how this came to be? Given that Thailand and Myanmar has been at war numerous ...
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Why did the Roberts Treaty of 1833 have a Portuguese translation annexed to it?

According to Wikipedia, the Treaty of Amity and Commerce between Siam and the United States (or Roberts Treaty of 1833) was written in Thai and English, together with translations in Portuguese and ...
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Why didn't Thailand have to pay more for its involvement in WW2?

During WW2, Thailand declared war on England and US, collaborated with the Japanese in exchange for being able to invade Shan state westwards and north as far as China. Thai soldiers were ordered to ...
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How close did the French come to digging a canal across the Isthmus of Kra in the 1880s?

Ferdinand de Lesseps is known to history as the man who pushed through the construction of the Suez Canal in the 1860s. Later (from 1880 onward) he led an attempt to dig a canal through Panama, but ...
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Why is Thailand considered an Axis power in WWII?

I read a Wikipedia article about military history of Thailand and it left me a taste of anti-Thai bias. It is known that Thailand in 1940 (after the fall of Paris and establishment of Vichy ...
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When and how did Thailand cease to be Siam and become the modern Thailand?

Looking at the Area 51 commitment page, I realized that some of the questions that were originally suggested there never got asked here, so I thought I'd add some of them. To expand on this question, ...