Southeast Asia - Jane Murchison Geography 120 Southeast...

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Jane Murchison Geography 120 November 30, 2006 Southeast Asia (Indo-China) - Very large lowlands which gave rise to large populations considerable control - Civilizations that developed much smaller Indo-China Movement - Movement out of India into Southeast Asia - Same thing happened out of China (more recent and more important - Far more Chinese migrated than Indians had - Small size of core o Relative to size of core much larger hill population with own culture and identity - Significant influence from S Asia, E Asia - Face great cultural disparity and conflict - Indo first, China second European Influence - To Europe Southeast Asia real prize o most of European colonial powers, sub-divided and took own little piece o because of value and crops - Near equator volcanic activity - Soil can maintain fertility well (because volcanic wealth) - Tropical climate thus lots of rain - “Spice Islands” NE Indonesia (potential for wealth in the area) - Dutch in Indonesia: focus attention on Java o
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