Flashcards in south asia, east asia, and australia Deck (48):
what is a tsunami? how is it formed?
a large wave formed by oceanic earthquakes
3 countries that make up "Indochina"
Indochina was formerly a colony of which country?
what year did the Vietnam war end?
where do you find the Hymillayan mountains?
Where is the Decca Plateau?
Where is the Gobi Desert?
southern Mongolia, Northern China
where is the Indus River?
in between Pakistan and India
where is the Huang he river?
what is the other name for the Huang he river?
the Yellow river
name the 3 bodies of water that surround the Korean peninsula?
Sea of Japan
what country held control of Korea until 1945?
how was Korea divided after 1945?
North and South
DMZ stands for?
what is it?
(an area agreed to not have war inside of)
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.
dictator of NORTH Korea?
Kim Jong IL
which Korea is friendly towards the U.S?
what was the Raj?
when INDIA WAS CONTROLLED BY THE BRITISH!
who is Gandhi?
leader of the non violent protests against the british in India
(all makes sense now)
how did the british split india?
Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal
first president of india?
2 minority groups in India?
tamils and sikh
Dominant religion of India?
explain the Caste System?
the levels of ranking in Hindu beliefs
what are Untouchables?
Damils, the lowest of the low ranking wise to the Hindu population.
the belief in a new human life after death
you do good and good happens to you
what large city was destroyed by the Great Kanto Earthquake?
what does ASEAN mean?
association of south East Asian nations
2 primary Japanese religions?
Shintoism and Buddhism
founder of Buddhism?
primary language of China?
leader of the Communists in China?
religion of Mongolia?
what is an archepello?
a group of islands
largest muslim country in the world?
2 largest countries based on population?
china and india
who is Ho Chi Minh?
Called Vietnam independent from French when they left (but they came back later)
who was pol pot?
leader of "ethnic cleansing" in cambodia
What is the Khmer Rouge?
Cambodian Communist Organization
what country removed Khmer Rouge from power?
what was Krakatoa?
a small volcanic island in indonesia....had huge explosion
who were the Maori's?
the first settlers of New Zealand
name the 6 states of Australia?
North, south, east, new south, Queensland, and Victoria
what country colonized Australia?
2 territories of Australia?
New Holland, and New South Wales