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peninsula that is surrounded on three sides by the South China Sea, Gulf of Thailand, and Bay of Bengal. Contains: Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia.
peninsula that borders the Andaman Sea, Strait of Malacca, and Gulf of Thailand. Contains Southern Thailand, Western Malaysia, and Singapore.
a group of islands countries in Southeast Asia. Contains: Eastern Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, East Timor, and Philippines.
a group of islands
This river that runs through Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam, is the most important river in Southeast Asia.
Ring of Fire
An area that surrounds the Pacific Ocean, that is home to many volcanoes and earthquakes
a storm that is much like a hurricane
seasonal winds that bring a lot of rain to Southeast Asia
where the mouth of the river opens into a larger body of water, most of the time an ocean or gulf. It is a very fertile area because it deposits all of the natural minerals that the river has collected along the way and deposited there.
the region between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. The area is typically the hottest and wettest part of the world.
Strait of Malacca
An small body of water in between Western Malaysia and the island of Java. It connects Gulf of Thailand to the Indian Ocean. It is also an important trade route.
The greatest empire of Southeast Asia, which existed between the 9th and 15th century.
Capital of the Khmer empire, and home to a great Buddhist temple
a territory that is controlled by a foreign country. They are usually used for their resources, which they keep little of the profits from, and have zero government representation.
the movement of Europeans to take control of important ports and territories around world, but especially in Southeast Asia and Africa.
to take advantage of
storage pools of water used to prevent drought or provide additional water for crops.
a Buddhist temple
the idea that if one country in Southeast Asia fell to Communism, then they would all fall because of how close they were geographically.