Southeast Asia (Modern World Cultures) by Douglas A. Phillips

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By Douglas A. Phillips

This new sequence places humans on this planet geographic panorama, exhibiting scholars how everyone is suffering from and reply to, fiscal, social, and political forces on the worldwide and the neighborhood scale.

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As a coerced partner of Japan, it did not suffer as much as its neighbors did. Joined with Japan, Thailand also hoped that it might regain its former lands in Cambodia and Laos if the Allies were defeated. Thailand’s alliance with Japan was resisted at first militarily, but finally the country gave Japan access to its lands for the ground invasion of Burma and Malaya. Thailand’s course differed in still another way. Unlike other countries in Southeast Asia, it had not been colonized before the war by European powers.

Magellan arrived in the Philippines in 1521 and was killed by natives during his stay. The Spanish arrived in the Spice Islands in 1560 and turned the Philippines into a colony five years later. The British presence entered the region with Sir Francis Drake, who visited various islands in Indonesia during his trip in 1579–1580. The Dutch arrived in the Spice Islands with four ships in 1596. The race was on for the riches to be found in Southeast Asia. These European powers were competing not only in Southeast Asia but were also busily laying claim to lands and resources throughout much of the world.

Commercially valuable tree species such as teak, mahogany, and ebony attract both legal and illegal logging operations. Whether cleared for farming or commercial logging, the result is the same: Land is cleared, forests are destroyed, soil is exposed and easily eroded, and flooding becomes increasingly common as rainwater sweeps down bared hillsides. Natural forests also are being replaced with commercial crops, such as coconut, oil palm, and rubber plantations. CHAPTER 3 Historical Geography W ater has played an important role in all societies because it is a necessity for life.

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