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Southeast Asia Region Analysis

1) Regional alliances
2) Physical environment
3) Politics
4) Economics
5) Finance
6) Social, health, and environmental
7) Terrorism

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b. Region Analysis

1) Regional alliances

Southeast Asia includes the following countries: -

Brunei Darussalum
Cambodia
Indonesia
Laos
Malaysia
Myanmar
The Philippines
Singapore
Thailand
Vietnam

All of the above mentioned countries had joined the Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN, which was established on 8 August 1967 in Bangkok by the five original Member Countries, namely, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. Brunei Darussalam joined on 8 January 1984. Vietnam joined on 28 July 1995, and Laos and Myanmar on 23 July 1997. Cambodia joined on 30 April 1999.

2) Physical environment

The ASEAN region has approximately a total area of 4.5 million square kilometers. We can divide them according to member countries as follows: -

Brunei Darussalum is located in Southeastern Asia, bordering the South China Sea and Malaysia and has the total area of 5,770 square kilometers out of which 500 square kilometers is water. It also has the land boundaries of 381 kilometers with Malaysia. Its climate is tropical, hot, humid, and rainy. Its terrain is flat coastal plain, which rises to mountains in east and hilly lowland in west.

Cambodia is located in Southeastern Asia, bordering the Gulf of Thailand, between Thailand, Vietnam, and Laos and has the total area of 181,040 square kilometers out of which 4,520 square kilometers is water. It also has the land boundaries of 541 kilometers with Laos, 803 kilometers with Thailand, and 1,228 kilometers with Vietnam. Its climate is tropical with rainy, monsoon season during May to November and dry season during December to April. Its terrain is mostly low, flat plains with mountains in southwest and north.

Indonesia is the group of islands between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean and has the total area of 1,919,440 square kilometers out of which 93,000 square kilometers is water. It also has the land boundaries of 228 kilometers with East Timor, 1,782 kilometers with Malaysia, and 820 kilometers with Papua New Guinea. Its climate is tropical i.e., hot and humid but will be more moderate in highlands. Its terrain is mostly coastal lowlands while larger islands have interior mountains.

Laos is located in Southeastern Asia, bordering northeast of Thailand and west of Vietnam and has the total area of 236,800 square kilometers out of which 6,000 square kilometers is water. It also has the land boundaries of 235 kilometers with Myanmar, 541 kilometers with Cambodia, 423 kilometers with China, 1,754 kilometers with Thailand, and 2,130 kilometers with Vietnam. Its climate is tropical with rainy, monsoon season during May to November and dry season during December to April. Its terrain is mostly rugged mountains with some plains and plateaus.

Malaysia is the peninsula bordering Thailand and northern one-third of the island of Borneo, bordering Indonesia, Brunei, and the South China Sea, south of Vietnam and has the total area of 329,750 square kilometers out of which 1,200 square kilometers is water. It also has the land boundaries of 381 kilometers with Brunei Darussalum, 506 kilometers with Thailand, and 1,782 kilometers with Indonesia. Its climate is tropical with annual southwest monsoons during April to October and northeast monsoons during October to February. Its terrain is coastal plains rising to hills and mountains.

Myanmar is located in Southeastern Asia, bordering the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between ...

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