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.
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.
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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.
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It was their neighbor Laos.
Parts of Laos were invaded and occupied by North Vietnam during the Vietnam War.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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