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Lecture number:
21
Pages:
2
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
Texas A&M University
Course:
Geog 202 - Geog Of Global Village
Edition:
1

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GEOG 202 Lecture 21 Outline of Last Lecture o Geopolitical Change o Geopolitical Issues o Economy o The Rise of India o South Asian Issues Ch 13 Southeast Asia o What is it o Physical Setting o Climate o Environmental Issues o Population and Settlement o Cultural Coherence and Diversity o Geopolitical Linguistic Diversity Outline of Current Lecture o Conflicts in Burma Khmer Rouge Economic Development Current Lecture These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute o o Conflicts in Burma Ethnic violence Burmese vs ethnic minorities financed by drug money Serious political oppression from military regime Monks protested and were slaughtered During 2008 cyclone government let thousands die rather than allow relief workers into country o Khmer Rouge Red Communist Cambodians Overthrew Cambodian government 1975 1979 Social engineering Make more rural society Communist government leader name Pol Pot Wanted to return to its Middle Ages agricultural society Wanted to purify its population by removing all change since Middle Ages Removed priests educated people different ethnic groups Removed anything modern and rejected urbanization Murdered in cold blood one fourth Cambodia s population enslaved the rest Economic Development o Singapore s economy is strong o Thailand has one of the largest sex industries in the world o Singapore Regional Hub city state 1965 gained independence from Malaysia but was impoverished Very strict laws Singapore No gum Thailand No criticism of royalty



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