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Indochina

What is the proper term for the mainland of Southeast Asia?

Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam

What 3 Countries make up French Indochina? (Alpha order)

Thailand

Which country in SE Asia was never a European Colony?

Myanmar

What is the official name for the country formerly called Burma?

Socialist Military Dictatorship

What type of government does Myanmar have?

Aung San Suu Kyi

Who is the leading figure in Myanmar's struggle to attain a democratic goverment?

He was executed.

What happened to Aung San Suu Kyi's father, the former Prime Minister of Myanmar?

Irrawaddy

What is the main rivver in Myanmar?

The Plain of Pagan

What is the name of Myanmar's historic and economic heartland (central area of the country)?

2200 Stupas sit on top of a major fault.

What cultural phenomenon is located in the Plain of Pagan?

Burmans

Name the largest ethnic group in Myanmar.

Karen, Shan

Name two tribal groups in Myanmar that form the largest minorities.

Government Insurgencies

What is happening to the tribes of Myanmar today? (What are they involved in)

tree bark

What do people in Myanmar rub on their faces to make patterns?

kyat

What is the money in Myanmar called?

Great Britain

What European country controlled Myanmar until 1948?

Myanmar

Precious gems, gold, minerals, tin, and teak wood are all natural resources of what country?

Burma

In the 1950's, which former country used to be the number 1 exporter of rice?

Theravada Buddhism

What is the primary religion of Myanmar?

Theravada Buddhism

What is the basis for Myanmar's entire infrastructure?

Shwedagon

What is located in Yangon, Myanmar?

Theravada Buddhism

What is the primary religion of Thailand?

Wat

What is the name for a temple in Thailand?

Wat Arun

What is known as the "Temple of Dawn"?

Thailand, Wat Pho

Where is the reclining Buddha located? In which wat?

Chao Praya

Which river flows through the heart of Thailand, and is the country's primary river?

Mekong

What river border's Thailand's NE?

Kwai

Along which river were Japanese concentration camps built?

Grand Palace

What is the name of the complex where Thailand's king lives?

Emerald Buddha

What famous Buddha is located in the Grand Palace?

Thailand

Which country is the current biggest rice exporter?

Vietnam

Which country is the second biggest rice exporter?

AIDS

What disease is a big problem in Thailand?

Jim Thompson

Who started the Thai silk Industry?

Thailand

Which country is better off economically, Thailand or Malaysia?

Islam

What is Malaysia's primary religion?

Part of Malaysia is on the island of Borneo and part is on the Malay Peninsula.

What is physcially different about Malaysia and the rest of the countries in Indochina?

Malay Peninsula

Where does most of Malaysia's population live?

Bumiputra

What is the largest ethnic group in Malaysia?

Chinese Malay

What is Malaysia's largest minority?

Indians and Pakistanis

What are some other minorities in Malaysia?

Bumiputra v. Indians and Chinese

In 1960 Malaysia, which two groups fought? (really 3, but 2 were pitted against 1)

New Economic Policy

What program was created in Malaysia to rectify racial inequalities?

Bumiputra

To who did Malaysia's New Economic Policy give preference?

yes

Did Malaysia's New Economic Policy work?

Chinese and Indians

In Malaysia, who owned a disprotortionate amount of the country's private weath, stores, etc.?

Dr. M

Who was PM of Malaysia from 1981-2003, and was extremely ruthless?

Sultan

What is a hereditary Muslim leader known as?

13

Each Sultan leads each of the how many Malaysian States?

5

A Malaysian ruler is chosen from the sultans of the states every how many years?

rubber, tin, palm oil

In what 3 products does Malaysia qualify as one of the world's leaders?

Patronus Twin Towers

Which buildings serve as the HQ of Malaysia's Oil Company?

Kuala Lampur

Where in Malaysia are the Patronus Twin Towers located?

Kampong

What is a village in Malaysia known as? (poor village, also located in other countries)

Recession

What has happened recently to Malaysia's economy?

computer chips

In the 1970's US and Japanese countries manufactured what in Malaysia that transformed Malaysia from an exporter of raw comodities to a chief exporter of semi conductors?

smoke cloud

In 1998, what decended upon Malaysia?

Mekong

What is the most important River in Vietnam?

huge delta, fertile land, rice

What has the Mekong river created in the southeast section of Vietnam? (3 things)

China

What country dominated Vietnam for a thousand years 111 b.c. until the 10th century AD?

France

What European country controlled Vietnam from around 1900-1954?

Mahayana Buddhism and Catholicism

What are Vietnams primary religions?

Dien Bien Phu

What was the name of the battle in which Frence forces were defeated?

1954

What year did Dien Bien Phu occur?

Ho Chi Minh

Which Vietnamese leader fought against France, and later on, against the US?

Vietmin

Who won against the French?

Vietcong

What was the name of the Vietnamese guerrilla forces that fought against the US forces?

US

Who did not allow free elections in Vietnam?

Tet Offensive

What battle changed the minds of many Americans about our involvement in Vietnam?

Lyndon B. Johnson

Which US president escalated the amount of US troops in Vietnam to over a half a million?

We see the light at the end of the tunnel

What famous quote did Lyndon B. Johnson say to the US to seem optimistic?

1968

When was the Tet offensive?

New Year

What holiday was Tet to the Vietnamese?

Lieutenant Calley

Which US leader was in charge of the My Lai incident?

My Lai

What event happened in 1968, where a village of women, children, and eldery were killed?

1975

What year did S. Vietnam fall to the communist forces?

Vietnam

Oil, timber, bauxite (aluminum). mang, coal, phosphates, and hydropower are all natural resources of what country?

black pepper, rice, timber, vanilla

What crops has Vietname become a leading producer in?

yes

Does Vietnam have a high standard of living?

Communist/Totalitarian Dictatorship

What type of government does Vietnam have?

Cambodian Genocide

Why did Cambodia's population dop in the 1970's and 80's?

Khmer Rouge

What group controlled Cambodia from 75-79?

Pol Pot

Who was the leader of the Khmer Rouge?

Kampuchea

What was Cambodia's former name?

Constitutional Monarchy

What type of Goverment Govern's Cambodia today?

Hun Sen

Who is the current leader of Cambodia?

Angkor Wat

What is the name of the huge temple in Cambodia?

Laos

What is the only landlocked country in SE Asia?

Communist

What kind of goverment does Laos have?

not

How technologically developed is Laos?

Hmong

What is the name of Laos's tribal people who helped the Americans in the Vietnam War?

Hmong

Who did the communist Vietnamese persecute for befriending and helping the Americans during the Vietnam War?

war veterans

Who helped thousands of Hmong come to america?

Maha Muni

What famous Buddha is located in Myanmar?

Pacific Rim

The countries around the Pacific Ocean are known as what type of countries?

Ring of Fire

The Pacific Rim is also known as what?

volcanic activity

Why is the Pacific Rim also known as the Ring of Fire?

Chinese

What ethnic group makes up 75% of the people in Singapore?

Malay and Indian

What are the largest minorities?

Mandarin, English, Malay

What are Singapore's offical languages? (3)

Buddhism

What is the primary religion of Singapore?

electronics, chemicals, insurance, banking, oil refining

What are Singapore's major industries?

no

Does Singapore have any significant natural resources?

location. stable and enlightened government, great work ethic

What 3 factors have led to Singapore's success?

1

How does Singapore rank economically in SE Asia?

guided democracy

What type of goverment does Singapore have?

Lee Kuan Yew

Who was Singapore's Founding Father and 1st PM?

Lee Hsien Loong

Who is Singapore's current PM?

Malaysia

What country was Singapore a part of prior to gaining "total" independance?

Mandalay

Where in Myanmar is the Maha Muni Located?

Indonesia

Where is no Chinese writing permitted?

Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles

Who was the British Sea Captain who made Singapore a major port?

Internal Security Act

What gives the Government the right to arrest and detain individuals without trial and not tell them why they are arrested for a year in Singapore?

Communists

Why was the Internal Security Act created? (to get rid of who?)

Reclaimed land

How has Singampre increased its physical size?

Islam

What unites Brunei?

Borneo

On what island is Brunei located?

Malaysia and Indonesia

What other coutnries besides Brunei occupy Borneo?

Brunei

Which of the newset countries in SE Asia gained independance from Britain in 1984?

Brunei

Which country in SE Asia has the smallest population?

Sultan of Brunei

Who rules Brunei?

Independant Sultanate

What type of goverment does Brunei has?

Rich dudes

What privides Brunei with such a high per capita GDP?

Roman Catholicism

What is the primary religion of Philippines?

Democracy

What type of goverment does the Philippines have?

Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

Who is the current President of the Philippines?

No

Do the Philippines have a high Per Capita GDP?

Philippines

What country is an archapelago made up of around 7,100 islands?

Manila

What is the Capital of the Philippines?

Luzum

What island is Manila found on?

Spain

Which country was the Philippines a colony of for 350 years?

Spanish American War

After what war did the US gain possesion of the Phillippines?

Ferdinand Marcos

Which leader of the Philippines procalimed martial law in 1972?

Benigno S. Aquino

Who was Marcos's main opposition leader who in 1983 was assasinated?

Corazon Aquino

Who was the Philippines first woman leader?

Imelda Marcos

Who was Ferdinand Marcos's wife?

Corazon Aquino

Which Philippines leader was a brave person, but was not an effective leader because of a weak economy, widespread poverty, and communist/Muslim insurgensies?

Subic Bay Naval Station

US vacated their military presence in the Philippines at which Station in 1992?

Indonesia

Which SE Asian Country ranks 4th in world population?

Indonesia

Which country is the #1 oil producer in SE Asia, the largest archapelago, and the most populous Muslim country?

Republic

What type of goverment does Indonesia have?

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

Who is the current president of Indonesia?

Sukarno

Who was Indonesia's first president?

President for Life

What was Sukarno named in 1963?

Moluccas

What are the spice islands called?

attempted military coup

What happened in Indonesia in 1965 that resulted with many Chinese Indonesians being killed, and the Fleeing of Sukarno?

Suharto

Who became president of Indonesia in 1968, and became the second president?

Java

What island do most of the population of Indonesia live on?

Suharto

Who was known as the father of development, developed oil industry, and enhanced Indonesia's infrastructure?

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