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

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1 C.J. Cox Instructor

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

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

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

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

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

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

11 Southeast Asia F Ten Geographic Qualities F Physical Geography F Cultural Geography F Regions & States

12 Physical Geography of Southeast Asia F Plate Tectonics F Plateaus F Deserts F Mountains F Rivers F Lakes F Multiple Climates

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

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

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17 Physical Geography of Southeast Asia F 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

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21 Southeast Asia F Ten Geographic Qualities F Physical Geography F Cultural Geography F Regions & States

22 Cultural Geography of Southeast Asia –Population –Languages –Religion –Agriculture –Economics –Historical Geography

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

31 Southeast Asia F 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%

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35 Cultural Geography of Southeast Asia F Languages –Sino-Tibetan Languages of Thai, Burmese and Vietnamese dominate in the north –Malayo Polynesian Language Family dominates in the southern portion of SE Asia

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

39 Cultural Geography of Southeast Asia F Religion – Religious landscapes

40 Cultural Geography of Southeast Asia F Agriculture –subsistence farming u intensive rice farming

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42 Aqua farming in Thailand

43 Thrashing the grains from the shafts in Northern Thailand

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

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

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

54 Historical Geography  Japanese Empire of the 20th Century  Japanese Economic Imperialism  China & Japan as world powers  Emergence of NIC’s known as the lesser dragons or powers of Asia

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58 Southeast Asia F Ten Geographic Qualities F Physical Geography F Cultural Geography F Regions & States

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60 Political Geography F Elongated Vietnam F Prorupt Burma & Thailand F Fragmented Indonesia & Philippines F Divided Malaysia

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64 Southeast Asia F Ten Geographic Qualities F Physical Geography F Cultural Geography F Regions & States

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