South and Southeast Asia Introduction The region under scrutiny happens to be among the most impoverished countries in the world, though allowing for so much growth that is has made them among the fastest growing countries in the world. The region with all this potential is South and Southeast Asia, and the countries holding 40% of the world’s poor are Bangladesh, Thailand, Pakistan and India. How is it that South Asia has grown so much over the past decade with 35% of its men and 59% of its
Water Issues in South Asia If there is any single most important issue that mars bilateral relations among the countries of the subcontinent, it is water. The issues of cross-border water distribution, utilisation, management and mega irrigation/hydro-electric power projects affecting the upper and lower riparian countries are gradually taking centre-stage in defining interstate relations as water scarcity increases and both drought and floods make life too often miserable. Thanks to
Lowering Population in India and South Asia The problem of overpopulation exists nearly everywhere, and if it does not currently exist, it will in the near future. People are having several children, and that is greatly exceeding the death rate. This problem is especially apparent in South Asia, and it is causing several problems such as famine, epidemic, overcrowding, etc. The country of India is in dire need of aid in the decreasing of their population. There are approximately
Location South East Asia, a sub region of Asia located in both eastern and northern hemispheres, has been subjected to years of colonial rule. This region is composed of many different countries, including Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Peninsular Malaysia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, and Singapore. To the north is China and to the west of Burma is India. Most of South East Asia is located in the Indian Ocean including smaller seas like Andaman Sea, South China Sea
Southeast Asia has been controlled by Imperialistic powers since 1400s. These nations become prized for the various countries natural resources, strategic location, and the new markets to be found. The geographical locations become one of the most important factors that lead to the development of each country separately. As we reach the 19th and 20th century, European, American and Asian imperialism still has its claws deep in Southeast Asia. Imperialists are the ones who decide and shape the
that developed in the Middle East. Islam spread almost immediately beyond its birthplace in the Arabian Peninsula, and now has significant influence in Africa, throughout Asia, Europe and the Americas. Beginning the late thirteenth century, Islam played an important role in changing the belief system of South and Southeast Asia. The main factor that helped for spreading this religion was trade. Trade created an environment of spreading and receiving Islam and encouraging its growth throughout the
Japanese Occupation in South-east Asia Table of Contents Chapter 1: Introduction Background Pg. 3 Thesis Pg. 3 Research questions Pg. 3 Rationale Pg. 3 Methodology Pg. 4 Chapter 2: Literature Review Pg. 5 Primary
Introduction In order for the United States to retain a position of influence in South East Asia, we must focus on relationships with key regional partners. The most important of which could be the relationship between the United States and Indonesia, largely due to its impact on regional trade, security, economy, and emerging role as a leader and mediator in South East Asia. As China strives to increase influence in South East Asia the United States must act to counterbalance China using regional partners
Myanmar Myanmar, also known as Burma, is an extraordinary and fascinating country situated in the monsoon region of Asia. This unique country borders with Thailand, Bangladesh, Laos and China. Myanmar has a total area of 676,578 kilometers squared, which makes it the largest country in Mainland South-East Asia. Myanmar has several mountain ranges including Bago Yoma, Rakhine Yoma and Shan Hills. This country is divided into seven states and seven regions including Yangon Region and Mon state.
The Role of Government Policy in South East Asia in the Role of Globalisation Globalisation cannot be defined as one, single process. It is a complex of processes including aspects such as the growth of global trade routes and global markets. Globalisation is linked to the growth of supraterritorial relations between people. This is the idea that international borders are becoming permeable, and that the time space divide between people and business continues to become less significant.