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what is a tsunami? how is it formed?

a large wave formed by oceanic earthquakes

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3 countries that make up "Indochina"

Cambodia
Laos
Vietnam

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Indochina was formerly a colony of which country?

France

3

what year did the Vietnam war end?

1975

4

where do you find the Hymillayan mountains?

Northern India

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Where is the Decca Plateau?

central India

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Where is the Gobi Desert?

southern Mongolia, Northern China

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where is the Indus River?

in between Pakistan and India

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where is the Huang he river?

eastern china

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what is the other name for the Huang he river?

the Yellow river

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name the 3 bodies of water that surround the Korean peninsula?

Korean strait
Yellow Sea
Sea of Japan

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what country held control of Korea until 1945?

JAPAN

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how was Korea divided after 1945?

North and South

13

DMZ stands for?
what is it?

demilitarized zone

(an area agreed to not have war inside of)

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how are North and South Korea economically different?

south is richer than north due to it's more democratic way of government as opposed to the communistic ways of North Korea.

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dictator of NORTH Korea?

Kim Jong IL

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which Korea is friendly towards the U.S?

South Korea

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what was the Raj?

when INDIA WAS CONTROLLED BY THE BRITISH!

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who is Gandhi?

leader of the non violent protests against the british in India


(all makes sense now)

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how did the british split india?

Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal

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first president of india?

Jawaharlal nehru

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2 minority groups in India?

tamils and sikh

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Dominant religion of India?

Hinduism

23

explain the Caste System?

the levels of ranking in Hindu beliefs

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what are Untouchables?

Damils, the lowest of the low ranking wise to the Hindu population.

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what's reincarnation?

the belief in a new human life after death

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karma?

you do good and good happens to you

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what large city was destroyed by the Great Kanto Earthquake?

TOKYO:,(

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what does ASEAN mean?

association of south East Asian nations

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2 primary Japanese religions?

Shintoism and Buddhism

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founder of Buddhism?

Siddhartha Guatama

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primary language of China?

mandarin

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leader of the Communists in China?

Mao Zedong

33

religion of Mongolia?

Buddhism

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what is an archepello?

a group of islands

35

largest muslim country in the world?

indonesia

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2 largest countries based on population?

china and india

37

who is Ho Chi Minh?

Called Vietnam independent from French when they left (but they came back later)

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who was pol pot?

leader of "ethnic cleansing" in cambodia

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What is the Khmer Rouge?

Cambodian Communist Organization

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what country removed Khmer Rouge from power?

Vietnam

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what was Krakatoa?

a small volcanic island in indonesia....had huge explosion

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who were the Maori's?

the first settlers of New Zealand

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name the 6 states of Australia?

North, south, east, new south, Queensland, and Victoria

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what country colonized Australia?

british

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define abergoies

early settlers

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2 territories of Australia?

New Holland, and New South Wales

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Fukushima?

HUGE! nuclear meltdown in Ukraine!!!!!