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C.J. Cox Instructor. Southeast Asia Ten Geographic Qualities Physical Geography Cultural Geography Regions & States.

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1 C.J. Cox Instructor

2 Southeast Asia Ten Geographic Qualities Physical Geography Cultural Geography Regions & States

3 Ten Geographic Qualities 1. Land is fragmented into numerous peninsulas & islands 2. Cultural Fragmentation (linguistic & religious geographies)

4 Ten Geographic Qualities 3. Powerful Foreign Influences 4. Political instability & conflict 5. Population strongly clustered even in rural areas

5 Ten Geographic Qualities 6. Poor Intraregional communications 7. Agricultural mainstay of the economies 8. No dominant state although China & India have exerted powerful influence

6 Ten Geographic Qualities 9. Emergence of Newly Industrialized Countries of Singapore 10. Former Colonial Domination of this region

7 Relative Location of Southeast Asia Centrally located between South Asia, and the Pacific Ocean North of Oceania Asia and south of China & Japan

8 Southeast Asia Ten Geographic Qualities Physical Geography Cultural Geography Regions & States

9 Physical Geography of Southeast Asia Plate Tectonics Plateaus Deserts Mountains Rivers Lakes Climates

10 Physical Geography Plate Tectonics Subduction of the Eurasian, Indian and Philippine Plates have created the Philippine & Indonesian archipelago

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12 Physical Geography of Southeast Asia Rivers Mekong River Irriwaddy Landforms Volcanic Archipelagos - Volcanic Islands Himalayan foothills extend into Myanmar & Thailand

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14 Physical Geography of Southeast Asia Climates Tropical Rainforest Climate dominates Malaysia & Indonesia Tropical Savanna Climate dominates the northern portion of SE Asia including Thailand, Cambodia & the southern part of Vietnam

15 Southeast Asia Ten Geographic Qualities Physical Geography Cultural Geography Regions & States

16 Cultural Geography of Southeast Asia Population Languages Religion Agriculture Economics Historical Geography

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19 Cultural Geography of Southeast Asia Population 1/2 billion concentrations on coasts & rivers large concentration on the island of Java

20 Southeast Asia Population Characteristics Birth rates: 24/1000 Death rates: 8/1000 Natural Increase: 1.6% Infant Mortality: 55/1000 Doubling Time: 42yrs Pop < 15: 35% Pop > 65: 4%

21 Cultural Geography of Southeast Asia Languages North: Thai, Burmese and Vietnamese dominate South Malay–Polynesian Language Family dominates in the portion of SE Asia

22 Cultural Geography of Southeast Asia Religion Buddhism dominates northern SE Asia Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia Islam dominates Malaysia & Indonesia Christianity in the Philippines

23 Cultural Geography of Southeast Asia Religion Religious landscapes

24 Cultural Geography of Southeast Asia Agriculture subsistence farming intensive rice farming

25 Aqua farming in Thailand

26 Thrashing the grains from the shafts in Northern Thailand

27 Cultural Geography of Southeast Asia Economy primary industries dominate resource rich oil in Indonesia & Brunei manufacturing & labor source for the developed world

28 Cultural Geography of Southeast Asia Economic Contrasts Extreme poverty in Laos, Myranmar & Cambodia Relative prosperity in Thailand and Malaysia Wealthy Singapore & Brunei

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30 Historical Geography Colonial Colonization & Trade Important in Pacific shipping Spain - Philippines Dutch - Indonesia 17th century to 1949 spice Islands British - Burma (Myanmar & Malysia) France - Indochina (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia)

31 Southeast Asia Ten Geographic Qualities Physical Geography Cultural Geography Regions & States

32 Political Geography Elongated Vietnam Corrupt Burma & Thailand Fragmented Indonesia & Philippines Divided Malaysia

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