- May 2014
Anything they wanted. The point was, they were not pulling in a single economic direction.
Compared to the Philippines, yes, and Thailand didn't end up with a corrupt dictator like Marcos, although it's certainly had corruption problems of its own, and continues to have, to this day.
Also, just how much of a role did the Chinese play in Thailand's history and economic development? By the Chinese, I mean the Chinese who actually live in Thailand.