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    South and Southeast Asia

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    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

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    1.0 Introduction The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a political and economic organisation which was introduced in Bangkok, Thailand on 8th August 1967 by Foreign Minister of Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, and Singapore to foster the existing bonds of regional unity and cooperation. The founding fathers of ASEAN are Adam Malik for Indonesia, Narciso Ramos for Philippines, Abdul Razak for Malaysia, S.Rajaratnam for Singapore and Thanat Khoman for Thailand. In 1984

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    Rural HIV/AIDS in Southeast Ohio

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    Rural HIV/AIDS in Southeast Ohio History Of all the known cases of HIV / AIDS in the United States "…5.5 percent were reported from nonmetropolitan statistical areas (non-MSAs). The Office of Management and Budget defines a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) as a county or group of counties that includes a city of 50,000 residents or an urbanized area with at least 50,000. Nonmetropolitan counties are all remaining counties (Gwinn & Wortley, 1996). "…6 percent of the female AIDS cases reported

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    Colonialism in Southeast Asia 6b.Colonialism in Southeast Asia is not only about the restructuring of local society for the sole aim of economic progress, and not always with tragic consequences. It is indeed true that apart from economic incentives, the western colonialists came to Southeast Asia for political and humanitarian reasons. Also, colonial rule did always result in tragic outcomes. The major factor responsible for colonialism in Southeast Asia was largely political, specifically

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    The ICC and Southeast Asia

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    jurisdiction is adopted).” (Toon, 2004: 1). The ICC is considered to be a court that is a last resort. It was implemented for heinous crimes that are committed to be used when states (countries such as Southeast Asia) are not willing or not able to provide justice for such crimes to the victims. To date, Southeast Asia has only two of their eleven states that have implemented the ICC which are Cambodia and Timor – Leste. Third world countries have a hard time with prioritizing their affairs. With economic

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    their first head. In Indonesia, Wona Kaka, a famous leader that led rebellions against the Dutch, an important headhunter, was recognized as a hero by the national government. There were even many rituals to bring back his soul from the dead. In Southeast Asia, the practices of headhunting have a relationship to the society’s perception of itself as a powerful agency. It was an important part of the society because they believed the human head held the soul, and was of great significance. According

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    Exploring Southeast Asia

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    For itinerant travelers, exploring Southeast Asia has always been a sort of a rite of passage into that vaunted list of people who have dared to cross the norm of general tourism. Laos is one such small country, whose name is often dwarfed by its more popular neighbors - China, Cambodia, and Thailand. But, slowly, Laos is also emerging as a popular tourist destination, as the many treasures it has to offer its visitors are discovered. A vibrant history that draws from its own culture, which is predominantly

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    Southeast Asia is certainly a region on the move. Internal and international migration flows are a key feature in this geographical setting. On the one hand, Southeast Asia is home of important work-related migration flows to other countries in the region which are demanding labour but also to international immigration areas, such as North America, the European Union and the Persian Gulf. On the other hand, Southeast Asia also attracts immigration, mostly intraregional. Intraregional migration is

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    Imperialism in Southeast Asia A. In the late 1400s & early 1500s, European traders explored the East Indies 1. In the seaports of these islands & on the nearby mainland a) Portuguese & Dutch merchants enjoyed a rich & active trade until the early 1800s. B. In the 1800s and early 1900s, European imperialism made its way to Southeast Asia as it did to nearby India & China 1. The area became an important source not only of spices but also of the world's tea 2. Later valuable products such

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    Defining Southeast Asia as a region poses several problems. One would first notice how culturally, politically, physically and economically diverse Southeast Asia is throughout its 11 nations but this is exactly what that makes Southeast Asia problematic as a region to define. Whilst most regions are common and bound together religiously, historically or by language origins, the nations of Southeast Asia lacks in commonality due to its vast diversity. Southeast Asia is problematic because it is made

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