Asean - A.S.E.A.N Group 5 What is ASEAN? ASEAN stands for...

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Group 5 A.S.E.A.N
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What is ASEAN? ASEAN stands for the Association of South Eastern Asian Nations. The primary goals of Asean are to accelerate economic growth, social progress, Cultural Development within its members and to promote regional peace.
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Treaty of Amity and Cooperation  in Southeast Asia (TAC),  Upon joining, countries must sign this treaty which outlines the behaviors and actions expected among its members mutual respect for the independence, sovereignty, equality, territorial integrity, and national identity of all nations; the right of every State to lead its national existence free from external interference, subversion or coercion; non-interference in the internal affairs of one another; settlement of differences or disputes by peaceful manner; abandonment of threat or use of force; and effective cooperation among themselves.
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Background History ASEAN was founded by Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand in 1967. The Prime ministers of the countries above are seen as ASEAN’s founding fathers. Since then many other countries, such as Vietnam, Malaysia, ect. In hopes of increasing economic growth and prosperity within their own respective nations.
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Major Accomplishments As of 2007, the ASEAN region has a population of about 560 million, a total area of 4.5 million square kilometers, a combined gross domestic product of almost US$ 1,100 billion, and a total trade of about US$ 1,400 billion. An example of ASEAN stimulating economic growth, ASEAN has enacted the ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA, which aims to promote the region’s competitive advantage as a single production unit, while reducing tariffs among The Member Countries to as low as 5% on traded goods. This of course, promotes greater economic
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Accomplishments Cont - ASEAN has also implemented many social programs such as Social Welfare, program for HIV/AIDS, MEDIA exchange program, and many more social network and public health programs. They have also engaged in further development of infrastructure, human resource development, information and communications technology, and regional economic integration. ASEAN essentially exercises any means to stimulate economic growth while maintaining and strengthening the sovereignty of every individual country involved.
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Current Members
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ASEAN Member’s Economic  Indicators
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Vietnam
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Joined ASEAN in 1995 Area: 331, 114 sq. km (equivalent in size to Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee combined) Cities Capital: Hanoi (3.145 million people) Ho Chi Minh city (formerly Saigon; 6.24million) Hai Phong (1.711 million) Da Nang (715,000) Terrain: From Mountainous to coastal Climate: Tropical monsoon. Population :
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