GEOG 1000 - Lecture 2 - Jan. 9, 2012

GEOG 1000 - Lecture 2 - Jan. 9, 2012 - How Geography Made a...

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Unformatted text preview: How Geography Made a Nation- Europeans set up administration how they knew in Europe in Asia- When countries were decolonized many of the people who work in those governments were locals and they took over those governments changing no structure- Thailand was not colonized- Different histories History 1: Orientalist- To the Europeans Thailand was thought of as very fancy- Europeans called compounds harabs - Fascinating, exotic, not really modern civilized- The fourth king came to power- This king saw how powerful the Europeans and wanted to bring their ideas to his children- Anna said he convinced the king to end “uncivilized” practices- Set up new government that was completely reformed- Every administration had Western advisors- Followed advice of the Europeans History 2: Nationalist- Thailand first established in 1300s by wise kings- Continuous until today- Centers of power: Sukhothai, Ayutthaya, Bangkok- Big emphasis on Thai linguistic family- People who spoke Thai and were also Buddhist...
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2012 for the course GEOG 1000 taught by Professor Steveneflusty during the Spring '08 term at York University.

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GEOG 1000 - Lecture 2 - Jan. 9, 2012 - How Geography Made a...

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