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Hong Kong

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formerly a Crown Colony on the coast of southern China in Guang dong province. China.

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Ho Chi Minh city (Saigon)

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After 1954, country split into Communist north in Hanoi, and non-communist south in Saigon. 1964-1975 = “Indochina war” (Vietnam war) Saigon fell

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bangkok

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the capital and largest city and chief port of Thailand.

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Kuala Lumpur

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the capital and largest city of Malaysia

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Singapore

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major port city @ southern tip of malay peninsula. most important port city in eastern hemisphere located at cross roads of Indian and Pacific Ocean

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Jakarta

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Jakarta capital and largest city of Indonesia. It also has a greater population than any other city in Southeast Asia.

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Ho Chi Minh

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Vietnamese communist statesman who fought the Japanese in World War II and the French until 1954 and South vietnam until 1975 (1890-1969)

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Pol Pot

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Leader of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, who terrorized the people of Cambodia throughout the 1970’s

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Khmer Rouge

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a communist organization formed in Cambodia in 1970 that imposed a reign of terror on Cambodian citizens

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Mao Zedong

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Chinese communist leader (1893-1976)

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Chiang Kai Shek

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(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.

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Corazon Aquino

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Elected in 1986, she was the first female president of the Philippines.

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Aung San Suu Kyi

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1945 - Myanmar opposition leader who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1991 for leading a pro-democracy movement in Myanmar (Burma)

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Dith Pran

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Dith Pran was a Cambodian photojournalist best known as a refugee and survivor of the Cambodian genocide.
died of pancreatic cancer.