The Thai Empire is a nation in South East Asia.
For the old past from before 2020, see here
Thailand has been successful. By 2050 Byakuren Hijiri herself immigrated to Thailand to counter the growing Atheist movement. Then by 2055, the Atheist movement was defeated and everyone converted to Buddhism. Afterwards, Byakuren Hijiri became Empress of Thailand and made Buddhism the official and only religion of Thailand. All other religions became banned as well.
In 2555 Koishi invited Byakuren to join the East Asian Federation but she declined and wanted her lovely Thailand independent. She then begun to hug everyone in the Thai parliament. The next day she flew around Thailand and hugged each and every governor. By the end of the week she even hugged some of the Buddha statues, and the following week everyone had a day off and went to celebrate their valued independence. The Tourists, East Asian Confederation, and Koishi remained speechless for the next three weeks afterwards.
Byakuren Hijiri also participated in the war against Darth Vader. However she only sent Nazrin to go fight them off while Thailand remains protected with a strong shield built by Yukari Yakumo and Mitsubishi Electric.
After the huge war was over (6501), Byakuren Hijiri built another strong shield with her scroll, to fend off surprises. In 6550 the Umbrella Corporation Empire decided to not annex Thailand and thus Kogasa and Byakuren became best friends and allies instead.
In 6556, after 50 years of discussion, the Buddhists made peace with the Taoists. Byakuren Hijiri of Thailand and Yoshika Miyako of Ailartsua both merged their nations together into one. After the merge, Byakuren made two prefectures: Thailand and Ailartsua, and she also made Taoism the second official religion of Thailand.