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Which Southeast Asian Country Did These Historical Facts Happen To?

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  1. European traders stumbled upon this Southeast Asian country while in search for a route to the Spice Islands.
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    Laos
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    Brunei
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    Philippines
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    Indonesia
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    They ended up in the Philippines!

    Ferdinand Magellan's expedition sighted the mountains of Samar on the dawn of March 16, 1521 while in search of the Spice Islands—presently known as Indonesia.

  2. In 1511, Portugese Afonso de Albuquerque led an expedition to this Southeast Asian country to use it as a base for other activities in Southeast Asia.
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    Malaysia
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    Singapore
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    Brunei
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    Myanmar
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    They went to Malaysia!

    The Portugese sought a maritime route towards Asia in the 15th century. Afonso de Albuquerque's expedition was the first colonial claim to Malaysia.

  3. During the colonial period, Winston Churchill tagged this Southeast Asian country as the “Gibraltar of the East.”
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    Myanmar
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    Brunei
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    Laos
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    Singapore
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    Churchill was referring to Singapore.

    After WWI, the British Government built a naval base in Singapore as a response to the Japanese's increasing empire. The naval base was then the largest dry dock in the world.

  4. This Southeast Asian country played a huge role in the Vietnam War because it was used by North Vietnam as a supply route for its war against South.
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    Vietnam
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    Laos
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    Malaysia
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    Philippines
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    Indonesia
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    Myanmar
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    It was their neighbor Laos.

    Parts of Laos were invaded and occupied by North Vietnam during the Vietnam War.

  5. Which Southeast Asian country split between northern and southern territories during the Indochina War?
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    Vietnam
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    Brunei
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    Laos
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    Myanmar
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    Indonesia
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    Philippines
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    It was Vietnam.

    Northern Vietnam was then ruled by a communist government allied with communist China and the Soviet Union while Southern Vietnam had a democratic government and allied with the US and other Western nations.

  6. This Southeast Asian country, which was then ruled by the British, became a province of India in 1886.
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    Malaysia
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    Philippines
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    The answer is Myanmar.

    In 1886, the British made Myanmar—then known as Burma—a province of India. This resulted in the alteration of traditional Burmese society.

  7. According to its national epic poem, its present-day sultanate started when Dewa Emas Kayangan came down from heaven in an egg.
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    Brunei
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    Laos
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    Vietnam
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    Singapore
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    Brunei lays claim to that fact.

    The poem further narrates how Dewa Emas Kayangan had several children, one of those converted into Islam and became the first sultan.

  8. A nationalist leader named Sukarno was this Southeast Asian country’s first president.
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    Philippines
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    Malaysia
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    Indonesia
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    Laos
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    Sukarno was Indonesia's first president.

    Sukarno was the leader of Indonesia's struggle of independence from the Neatherlands. He was appointed as the preseident when he declared Indonesian independence in 1945.

  9. This Southeast Asian country overthrew a dictator who ruled for 20 years through a People Power Revolution and elected their first woman president in 1986.
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    Myanmar
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    Philippines
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    Brunei
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    Indonesia
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    Laos
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    Singapore
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    That's the Philippines.

    Ferdinand Marcos declared Martial Law in the Philippines in 1972. This resulted in widespread human rights abuses and corruption among many other atrocities—most of which remain unsettled up to this day.

  10. On September 16, 1963, Malaya, North Borneo, and Sarawak joined together to form which Southeast Asian country?
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    Malaysia
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    Laos
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    Vietnam
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    Myanmar
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    Brunei
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    Those three came together to form Malaysia.

    A British Commission was set up to conduct a study in British Borneo territories to see whether Sarawak and Sabah wanted to be part of the Federation of Malaysia. The country officially came into being in 1963.

  11. The Panglong Conference helped which Southeast Asian country regain their independence as<br />a united republic?
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    Philippines
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    Singapore
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    Malaysia
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    Laos
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    Myanmar
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    The answer's Myanmar.

    The Panglong Conference was a historic meeting between ethnic minority Burmese leaders and the head of the interim Burmese government. The agenda was to unite to fight for independence against Britain and to continue on as an independent nation.

  12. Between 1964 and 1973, the US dropped over two million bombs in this Southeast Asian country, making it the most bombed country in the world.
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    Vietnam
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    Malaysia
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    Myanmar
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    Laos
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    Brunei
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    That would be Laos.

    These bombings, which affected a lot of civilians and destroyed local towns, were part of the U.S. war in Laos in support of the Royal Laos Government and to prohibit traffic along the Ho Chi Minh trail.

 
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