Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Political Science

First Advisor

Dr. Eugene Kim

Second Advisor

Dr. Ernest E. Rossi

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


This study is a discussion of the 19 32 military coup d'etat in Thailand and the economic, political, and social conditions that contributed to that coup. A brief historical background of the absolute monarchy of the nation is included. There is a discussion of the coup participants and their motives, as well as their planning and execution of the coup on June 24, 19 32. Throughout the study is information acquired through recent taped interviews with General Charoon Ratanakul Serireongrith, a participant of the coup.