Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Southeast Asia, nations with rising economies and, even, deposits of petroleum

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Originally uploaded by pedro dyliacco
Once called Indochina because the nations are tucked under India and China, the region of Southeast Asia has valuable resources (mahogany, spices, rubber, oil, etc) and a growing population ready to compete for a good lifestyle.

Identifications -
Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand.
Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), Da Nang.
Mekong River, South China Sea.

Americans and Europeans visit this region to buy jewelry, gems, furniture and fabrics. The trade in sex and drugs is also well-documented. Increasingly, manufacturing of consumer goods is a part of life in Vietnam and its neighbors.

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