National Geographic : 1941 Nov
Ancient Temples and Modern Guns in Thailand I pi i •' ' M/ E. M . Newmn from Wide World Red, White, and Blue Is the Flag of Thailand, "Land of the Free" National flags encircle this memorial to the New Constitution Book, before which court dancers perform in Bangkok's Royal Plaza. The monument marks the change, in 1932, from an absolute to a constitutional monarchy. Siamese have always called their country Muang Thai, or "Land of the Free," now its official name.