Thailand Thailand is an independent country located in the Southwest Asia. Thailand is the fifth largest country and is equivalent to the size of Texas. Thailand’s history dates back to the sixth century. This country is the only country in Southeast Asian to not be occupied by any European country. It is also a constitutional monarchy. Majority of Thailand’s 65 million citizens are Thai. Ninety-Two percent of the population speaks Thai or its dialects. Twenty percent of the population is known as Lao and some also claim Chinese ancestry. The culture of Thailand depends on your religion. One of the most popular customs is the Wai. Wai is a type of greeting which consists of a slight bow with the palms pressed together. Also another custom is the monks. A monk is a man who has withdrawn from the world for religious reasons. There is not an official state religion but ninety-five percent of the population practice Buddhism. Four percent of Thai’s are Muslim and 0.7 are Christian. Traditional Thai clothing is clothing is called Chut Thai. Chut Thai for women includes a pha nung or a chong kraben a blouse, and a sabai. Chut Tai for men includes a chong kraben or pants, a Raj pattern shirt, with optional knee-length, white socks and a sabai. Tradional Thailand clothing is made from raw silk. Education in Thailand is provided by the Thai government. A free education is guaranteed by the constitution. The school system is divided into four stages and in each stage are age groups. Children are required to attend six years of elementary school and at least the
and Chin. Soon after this Aung San was
assassinated by the Burmese military as it was trying to rule the
ethnic states by force. Many of the ethnic groups fought to
defend themselves from Burman rule, as they wanted a inclusive
democracy. During the run-up of the 2010 elections for the
nominally civilian government in power, a proposal was made to
have a border guard force. The proposal also called for
disarmament, but nearly all of the ethnic groups refused.
Conflict, Responds, Cause and Effect…
Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941 using 361 planes in two waves of aerial assault. The U.S. losses included 10 ships and 164 planes, while another 128 planes were damaged. 2403 servicemen and civilians were killed and another 1178 were wounded. An imperial government is one that has one ruler. Japan ruler was an emperor; the sole head of an empire. Japan attacked Pearl Harbor to protect their imperial government so they can take control of Indo-China as well as other…
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Singapore, the "Gibraltar of the East" and a strategic British stronghold, falls to Japanese forces.
An island city and the capital of the Straits Settlement of the Malay Peninsula, Singapore had been a British colony since the 19th century. In July 1941, when Japanese troops occupied French Indochina, the Japanese telegraphed their intentions to transfer Singapore from the British to its own burgeoning…
GP NOTES 2010 (ESSAY)
a. New vs. Traditional
b. New: narcissistic?
c. Government Censorship
d. Profit-driven Media
f. Private life of public figures
g. Celebrity as a role model
h. Blame media for our problems
i. Power + Responsibility of Media
j. Media ethics
k. New Media and Democracy
a. Science and Ethics
b. Government and scientist role in science
c. Rely too much on technology?
d. Nuclear technology…