Rama VII


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Rama VII:

see PrajadhipokPrajadhipok
or Rama VII
, 1893–1941, king of Siam (1925–35). He was educated in England and France. He succeeded his brother Rama VI, and in 1932 a coup forced him to grant a constitution, which allowed for national suffrage and a representative parliament.
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From the reign of Rama V to Rama VII, the monarchy balanced its role as preserver of tradition and at the same time being the major advocate for the modernization of Thai society.
The next King, Rama VII (1925-35), further reformed royal rule, shared his power with an advisory council of princes and made improvements in transport, banking, medicine and education.
The setting commences with a coup against absolute monarchy in 1932, the abdication of King Rama VII, the attempted annihilation of Thai royalism, the suspicious death of his successor King Rama VIII and the accession to power of 18-year-old Bhumipol (Rama VIII's brother) in 1946.