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 »

The countries of maritime Southeast Asia are Indonesia, East Malaysia, East Timor, Philippines and Singapore. Cambodia, Laos, West Malaysia, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand are the countries of mainland Southeast Asia. Chr... 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 »