1The tragedy of the Karen:
Karen Tribal people of Burma; never fully accepted into Burmese kingdom
When British colonized Burma, 30% Karen converted to Christianity giving Karen people
colonial government positions.
Burmans resented the favoritism so after British left, conflicts between the Karen and
Karen’s rebelled establishing their own state and smuggled in goods between Thailand
and Burma also by mining gemstones in their region
1990’s Burmese army had overrun the Karen with the help of Thailand assisting them to
prevent sanctuary to Karen soldiers.
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8 in part of government
promotion to family planning
Indonesia Has region’s largest pop. 206 million, and still above replacement level
though government promotes family planning
Cambodia High TFR and lowest life expectancy in region die to civil strife and violence.
Growth and migration Indonesia has transmigrating which is the relocation of people
from one region to another within same national territory like moving people from populated
Java to outer islands.
ASEAN, Association of Southeast Asian Nations:
Concern about China from SE Asian nations provides motivation for ASEAN unity
Mission is to facilitate regional political cooperation to control external global forces.
Gives SE Asia geopolitical coherence but many state struggle with serious ethnic and
In 99’ Indonesia gave up the island of Timor.
Vietnam war and the aftermath:
Laos and Cambodia were involved in the war with communist Pathet Lao challenging
Lao’s central government and communist Khmer Rouge gaining influence in Cambodia.
Khmer Rouge installed brutal genocide lead by Pol Pot in Cambodia. City dwellers were ...