Religion In Southeast Asia

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Religion plays a lot of roles in many different cultures. Most things are religion based like in the United States. We are based off Christianity in many different things. In East and Southeast Asia, religion had a big role in shaping the modern history.
There are many religions in East and Southeast Asia, those are Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Animism, Confucianism, Chinese Traditional Religion, Shinto, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, and many more.
Hinduism was originated in India, it then spread to many different places including Southeast Asia. It gave rise to famous political and religious centers at Angkor and many other places. There are ruins of Wat Angkor and Prebanan temple in Central Java and many of those countries were ruled by Hindu empires. The decline of Hinduism was mostly because other religions were growing rapidly and Hinduism was based off of the caste system. Right now it is considered to be one of the oldest religions in the world and can be traced as far back as to the second millennium BC. Today, there are very few Hindu’s left in Southeast Asia apart from the island of Bali, Indonesia. Even though India was the birthplace of Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, and Hinduism, the main religion is Hinduism. Since it is the leading religion, most Indian people vote for Hindu Sheik, so if you’re not Hindu, most likely you will lose the election because Indian people most of the time only votes for Hindu leaders.
In Japan, they were really pleased with Buddhism, but with China, they liked Confucianism. There were those people throughout both of them who were Christian. Confucianism was big in Ming China. Wang Yang-Ming got a lot of followers for his new teachings, but he got heavily criticized for basically changing th...

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...the modern history in South and Southeast Asia. Those religions are Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Animism, Confucianism, Chinese Traditional Religion, Shinto, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, and many more. Each one of them either made a small impact or a bigger impact but put them all together and they have made a huge impact. Based off of the research, the top three religions that made the most impact on South and Southeast Asia is Buddhism, then Christianity, then third Confucianism. Buddhism is being taught everywhere in Southeast Asia in schools and there are many monks still around. Christianity is growing by the millions very rapidly and it will never stop growing. Last of all, Confucianism is also being taught in schools like Buddhism and it also is really popular. These are the roles that religion played in shaping the modern history of South and Southeast Asia.

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