End of Empire100 days in 1945 that changed Asia and the world.

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  • British give conditional response to Thai peace declaration

    20 August 1945. Speaking in Parliament in response to Thai Regent Pridi Phanomyong’s disavowal four days earlier of his country’s war declaration, Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin declares that Britain, which has considered itself at war with Thailand, would base its treatment of the country on Thai willingness to make restitution for Allied losses and contribute to the economic rehabilitation of the region.

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