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

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  • Free Thai leader becomes Thai premier

    17 September 1945. Seni Pramoj, former Minister to Washington and leader of the Free Thai movement abroad, formally takes office as Thailand’s Prime Minister. Regent Pridi Phanomyong, hoping to capitalize on his reputation as a staunch supporter of the Allied cause, has chosen Seni to head the cabinet despite his royalist background.

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