24-SEAsia-1(GEOG142) - SOUTHEASTASIAI (CHAPTER10:486529)

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SOUTHEAST ASIA -I (CHAPTER 10: 486-529)
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MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC QUALITIES FRAGMENTED REALM  OF NUMEROUS  ISLAND COUNTRIES AND PENINSULAS POLITICAL INSTABILITY  AND CONFLICT Historical domination by foreign powers No dominant country like India, China or Brazil EXHIBITS CHARACTERISTICS OF A  SHATTER BELT POOR INTRAREGIONAL  COMMINICATIONS CULTURAL FRAGMENTATION   (COMPLEX ETHNIC, LINGUISTIC, AND  RELIGIOUS PATTERNS)
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MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC QUALITIES CLUSTERED POPULATION   PATTERNS Indonesia contains 40% of population Physical Geography-Islands, Indonesia the realms largest  untapped potential
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PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY Islands, Peninsulas, Irregular  Mountains Arakans in W. Burma w/ Glaciers Volcanoes Mt. Pinatubo in Philippines Kerinci on Java Rivers Mekong source in China Irrawaddy in Burma Chao Phraya in Thailand Red basin in Northern Vietnam Alluvial basins & deltas
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POPULATION GEOGRAPHY 546 million  Philippines Migration SE Asia to China By sea not land due to barriers Chinese in SE Asia setup China towns and are  traders not farmers Numerous ethnic groups including  hundreds not listed in fig 10-3 Frontier population (supported USA in  War) historically conflict with core
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GEOGRAPHY of RELIGION Indonesia 90% Islam primarily Buddhist Chinese clusters are Buddhist Philippines primarily Roman  Catholic with some Muslims Malaysians are Muslim Some Hindus in areas of Indians
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ETHNICITY
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ETHNIC CHINESE in SE ASIA Created their own separate  communities 20 million 1870-1940 Renewed migration in last 50 yrs to  escape the communists ½ of the overseas Chinese live here Cities of China Resented strongly among local  populations
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SOUTHEAST ASIA
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COLONIAL SPHERES   IN  SOUTHEAST ASIA
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This note was uploaded on 08/29/2011 for the course GEOG 142 taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '11 term at Mott Community College.

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24-SEAsia-1(GEOG142) - SOUTHEASTASIAI (CHAPTER10:486529)

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