formerly a Crown Colony on the coast of southern China in Guang dong province. China.
Ho Chi Minh city (Saigon)
After 1954, country split into Communist north in Hanoi, and non-communist south in Saigon. 1964-1975 = “Indochina war” (Vietnam war) Saigon fell
the capital and largest city and chief port of Thailand.
the capital and largest city of Malaysia
major port city @ southern tip of malay peninsula. most important port city in eastern hemisphere located at cross roads of Indian and Pacific Ocean
Jakarta capital and largest city of Indonesia. It also has a greater population than any other city in Southeast Asia.
Ho Chi Minh
Vietnamese communist statesman who fought the Japanese in World War II and the French until 1954 and South vietnam until 1975 (1890-1969)
Leader of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, who terrorized the people of Cambodia throughout the 1970’s
a communist organization formed in Cambodia in 1970 that imposed a reign of terror on Cambodian citizens
Chinese communist leader (1893-1976)
Chiang Kai Shek
(1887-1975), Chinese statesman and general; president of China 1928-31 and 1943-49 and of Taiwan 1950-75. He tried to unite China by military means in the 1930s but was defeated by the Communists. Forced to abandon mainland China in 1949, he set up a separate Nationalist Chinese State in Taiwan.
Elected in 1986, she was the first female president of the Philippines.
Aung San Suu Kyi
1945 - Myanmar opposition leader who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1991 for leading a pro-democracy movement in Myanmar (Burma)
Dith Pran was a Cambodian photojournalist best known as a refugee and survivor of the Cambodian genocide.
died of pancreatic cancer.