At the end of World War II, Thailand had to adjust to the victorious Allies. In the domestic sphere, however, there were few adjustments because the power elite remained substantially unchanged. Unlike its neighbors about to overthrow or in the process of discarding the Western colonial regimes, Thailand had been an independent country and had already experienced a major political revolution in 1932. Since then, the political changes in Thailand had been more or less along the same continuum, with power shared by an elite of military, bureaucracy, and a small segment of middle-class, educated, professional politicians.