In the past, these rebellions were put down with much violence by the Thai government. It’s not for nothing that Thailand is one of the few nations in the region to never be colonized. The Thais are tough, determined, and vicious if provoked.
The Thai’s are patient, but when their patience is exhausted it can be really bad news for whoever they’re up against. “Vicious” is an apt description. If the Thai’s like you, they’ll back you all the way, if they don’t, they’ll do anything to make your life miserable. This includes everything from minor inconvenience to murder.
Thai’s are great people. But anyone who has ever had a Thai wife or girlfriend can tell you that you need to lock up the knives when they’re pissed.