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  • Population Growth In Asia Essay

    Asia is the largest continent in the world, with an area of 17,212,000 square miles (“Asia Facts - Top 20 Facts about Asia | Facts.net.”). Asia also has the largest population of all the continents combined with a population of over 4.4 billion as of 2014 (“Google.”) . With this population over two-thirds of the worlds population lives in Asia. Megacities are cities with a population of over 10 million. Asia has seven of the largest megacities in the world (Kotkin, Joel, and Wendell Cox). The question called into question for this essay, is why is the growth in Asian Cities so phenomenal? While Asia’s growth can be attributed to economic markets and socio-political conditions, the most influential aspect attributed to Asia’s growth is population dynamics. The expanding population and migration of people is attributed to Asian cities growth. “Urbanization is an outcome of rural-urban migration, fertility levels in cities and boundary changes as cities grow and encroach upon the surrounding rural areas. (Hamnett, Stephen, and D. K. Forbes).” Urbanization is part of the expansion in population in Asia. Unlike most of the world, where growth is driven by natural population growth, growth in Asia is predominantly by rural migration. This occurs when people move to the city due to the opportunities in the cities. As Megacities in Asia continue to…

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  • Manchuria East Asia Essay

    Following the end of the Russo-Japanese War in 1905, the world turned its eyes towards this rising new global power in Asia. By defeating the Russians and the waiving of the white flag at Liaoyang, the Japanese have quickly proven themselves as an overall competitor to the West in terms of political and military power. By the signing of the Treaty of Portsmouth in September 5, 1905, it recognized Japanese supremacy in Korea, oversaw the transition of Russian holdings in Manchuria (Liaodong…

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  • Liberalization And Globalization In Asia

    After the end of the Cold War, many counties in Asia have become independent from its colonization. Until now, there has no major war occurred in this region. During this period of peacetime, Asian countries have enjoyed the growing of economic and global influence. Russia, China, and India these newly advanced economy countries started undermining the U.S. influence in Asia. In order to remain its economic interests and political power in Asia, the U.S. has adjusted its global strategy. The…

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  • The Adaptation Of The Middle East, Asia, And Africa

    The Adaptation of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa to the Divided World of the Cold War From 1945 to 1962 the number of nations on Earth quadrupled to around 200. These agrarian nations, emerging from colonialism, were forced to adapt to a world influenced by the Cold War and dominated economically by the United States and the Soviet Union. In an attempt to adapt to the divided world of the Cold War, the elites in these newly independent countries in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa came to…

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  • The Colonial Period: The Colonization Of Africa And Asia

    The Colonial Period consisted of European countries going to countries within the Eastern World and imperializing many countries within Africa and Asia. These European countries imperialized those countries to compete with fellow European countries, gain raw materials from the Eastern countries, and have access to a larger market. The legacies that the imperial world left was destruction of the culture of African and Asian countries, a rapid growth for the countries of the colonizers and…

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  • Effects Of Imperialism In East Asia

    East Asia in the 19th to the early 20th century was a time period of change, new approaches and constant pressures. After a lengthy era of isolationism East Asia was experiencing pressure from outside forces. The West approached with strong intentions and new ideas and unique cultural traditions. The Eastern Asian countries were finding themselves behind in advances in several different realms, such as, the military and in technology. Japan and China were suffering under the pressures to…

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  • Effects Of Urbanization In Southeast Asia

    With an increasing population the countries of Southeast Asia cannot escape rapid urbanization. Generally people from rural areas will move to urban areas for different reasons, but mostly for the opportunities that come with urban areas. These can be employment opportunities that are not otherwise available in rural areas or better paying employment. Although one problem may be that even urban areas may not be equipped to sustain all the people that move in from the rural areas and this will…

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  • Sikhism In South Asia

    Marlenis Rey Asia 152: Final Paper Prompt # 5 Over the past three millennia, the South Asian subcontinent has seen the arrival of various immigrant groups, who have all shaped the political structures and cultural forms of the region in various ways. With this in mind, compare and contrast the belief systems of two or more philosophies or religions that have started in or traveled to South Asia, noting, where relevant, their connections to empire and culture (literature, theater, dance, music,…

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  • How Did Europeans Affect Southeast Asia

    European nations later established several trading settlements in India by the eighteenth century, most specifically the British, which took control of trade throughout much of the Indian subcontinent (Document 7). This strong European domination of trade makes evident that regulations strict enough to eliminate European contact in India were never implemented. In fact, the impact of European interactions on Asian societies spread to Southeast Asia by 1760 (Document 8). In this region, companies…

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  • Impact Of Globalization On East Asia

    Manfred B. Steger proposes the concept of globalization to describe the interpenetration of globalism and nationalism, and in the near future, East Asia and the world’s growing economy, ecologic demand, and culinary cuisine will shift and cause the region to adapt to change and progress in its innovations, stability, and dominance. The future of the East Asian region is contingent on Steger’s concept of globalization, specifically in the multidisciplinary aspects of economy, ecology, and…

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