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Southeast Asia is composed of 11 independent nations, each with their own government. However, of these states, 10 also form the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, a group devoted to improving economic, po... More »

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Physical features of Southeast Asia include mountain ranges, plains, peninsulas, straights and islands. Vietnam and Indonesia are well-known for their mountain ranges. The tallest mountain in Southeast Asia is Hkakabo Ra... More »

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Though all the countries in Southeast Asia are independent as of 2014, only Thailand retained its independence during the Colonial Era. However, Thailand, which was known as Siam at the time, was still heavily influenced... More »

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The primary reason that south and east Asia are combined into a single region is the shared history of the nations that comprise it. As of 2014, 11 countries make up the region of Southeast Asia. More »

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