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Southeast Asia. Lesson Objectives. List general population, religious, political, and economic characteristics of the Southeast Asian countries. Describe historical and/or cultural aspects of each Southeast Asian country. Analyze Jared Diamond’s argument regarding geography.

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lesson objectives
Lesson Objectives
  • List general population, religious, political, and economic characteristics of the Southeast Asian countries.
  • Describe historical and/or cultural aspects of each Southeast Asian country.
  • Analyze Jared Diamond’s argument regarding geography.
  • Formulate an opinion regarding Jared Diamond’s argument.
religion and language
Religion and Language
  • Linguistic Diversity
    • Over 300 languages simply in Indonesia
    • Native, local languages
  • Religious Diversity
    • Buddhism
    • Islam*
    • Christianity
    • Daoism
    • Animism and Traditional Religions
political economic characteristics
Political & Economic Characteristics
  • ASEAN- Southeast Asian Nations
    • Works to promote economic cooperation
  • Thailand has VERY successful economy!
  • Communism
  • Military Governments
  • Constitutional Monarchies
population
Population
  • Clusters in…
    • Fertile River Deltas
    • Areas with volcanic soils
  • Indonesia
    • World’s 4th largest country
    • Transmigration Policy
    • Java
      • One of the world’s most densely populated places
        • 125 million people in an area the size of Iowa
european influence
European Influence
  • Colonization
    • British: Burma, Malaysia, Brunei
    • French: Indochina (Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam)
    • Dutch: Indonesia
    • Spanish: Philippines
    • Portuguese: East Timor
  • Don’t forget: Thailand was never colonized!
vietnam
Vietnam
  • Elongated State
  • Struggle for Independence
    • Ho Chi Minh
      • Led independence movement against French- 1954
    • Division: North and South Vietnam
    • Domino Theory
  • Vietnam War- 1964-1975
    • Vietnam reunited in 1976- Communist country
cambodia
Cambodia
  • Khmer Rouge 1975-1979
    • Reign of Terror
      • Leader: Pol Pot
      • Moved people from urban to rural areas
      • Opposition to wealth and education
      • 2 million Cambodians were killed

Angkor Wat Temple

thailand
Thailand
  • Tourism
    • Sex and drugs
      • AIDS=leading cause of death
    • The Monkey Festival
    • “Human Zoos”
      • Paduang- ‘The Giraffe Women’
  • Bangkok
myanmar burma
Myanmar (Burma)
  • Military Dictatorship
    • Restrictions on imports
    • Censorship
  • The Saffron Revolution- 2007
    • Monks revolted to gain freedom and rights
  • Drugs and Opium Trade
    • The Golden Triangle
malaysia
Malaysia
  • West Malaysia
    • Mainland
    • 80% of population
    • Economic Core
    • Petronas Twin Towers
  • East Malaysia
    • Part of the island of Borneo
    • Natural Resources
singapore
Singapore
  • A global city region
  • Entrepot
  • A “Fine City”
    • World’s most crowded city
    • World’s safest city
    • World’s cleanest city
    • Punishment by humiliation
brunei
Brunei
  • British protectorate until 1984
  • Huge oil and gas reserves
  • The Sultan
homework assignment

Homework Assignment

In 1-2 paragraphs, write whether or not you agree with Jared Diamond’s argument that says that geography is the underlying reason for inequality among countries. Explain why or why not.

exit slip

Exit Slip

On a half piece of paper, write two things that you learned from TODAY’s lesson