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SS7H3 Southeast Asia History

Southeast Asia History
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Cermonial Leader
Person who hold the title of the highest leader of a country, but has no real political power.
Nationalism
belief that people should be loyal to those with which they share a common histor, customs, origins, and sometimes language and religion.
Indian National Congress
A movement and political party founded in 1885 to demand greater Indian participation in government. Its membership was middle class, and its demands were modest until World War I. Led after 1920 by Mohandas K. Gandhi, appealing to the poor. (p. 663)
Muslim League
an organization formed in 1906 to protect the interests of India's Muslims, which later proposed that India be divided into separate Muslim and Hindu nations
38th Parallel
latitudinal line that divided North and South Korea at approximatly the midpoint of the peninsula
Civil Disobedience
opposing a law one considers unjust by peacefully disobeying it and accepting the resultant punishment
Mohandas Gandhi
Great leader from India who used non-violence to protest for independence, gender equity, and peaceful conflict resolution
Dominion
control or the exercise of control , offered to the Indian people in exchange for help in WWII
Ho Chi Minh
Communist leader of North Vietnam; he and his Viet Minh/Viet Cong allies fought French and American forces to a standstill in Vietnam, 1946-1973. Considered a nationalist by many, others viewed him as an agent of the Soviet Union and China.
Vietminh League
established by Ho Chi Minh; meant to free Vietnam of French occupation
General Douglas McArthur
An American General in charge of rebuilding and bringing democracy to Japan and Korea.
Diet
Japans two house parliament created by the McArthur Constitution.
Mao Zedong
Leader of the Chinese Communist Party (1927-1976). He led the Communists on the Long March (1934-1935) and rebuilt the Communist Party and Red Army during the Japanese occupation of China (1937-1945).
Reparations
payment for damages after a war
Collectives
reorganization of all farms, where all ownership and decision making would be in the hands of the government.
Great Leap Forward
China's second five-year plan under the leadership of the impatient Mao, it aimed to speen up economic development while simultaneously developing a completely socialitst society. This plan failed and more than 20 million people starved between 1958 and 1960.
Cultural Revolution
a radical reform in China initiated by Mao Zedong in 1965 and carried out largely by the Red Guard
Red Guard
Militia units formed by young Chinese people in 1966 in response to Mao Zedong's call for a social and cultural revolutions
Domino Theory
the idea that if a nation falls under communist control, nearby nations will also fall under communist control
Cold War
A conflict that was between the US and the Soviet Union. The nations never directly confronted eachother on the battlefield but deadly threats went on for years.