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 »

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 »

Rice is the largest crop of Southeast Asia. Fifty-eight percent of the world's rice is produced in the region, with Thailand the world's second-largest rice exporter (following China). Tea, spices and coconuts are also m... More »

Fascism refers to the totalitarian form of government that was popular in Europe in the early 1900s, most notably in Nazi Germany and Mussolini's Italy; while the horrors have emerged most loudly from that part of histor... More »

A confederate government is a group of states, nations or territories that are joined together by a central government that has limited powers of authority. With a weaker central government, the individual state or natio... More »

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 »

The countries of Asia feature a number of different types of government, the majority being republics of one type or another. These include democratic, theocratic and federal republics. In addition, there are countries w... More »