Geography does play a big part in the diversity of Southeast Asia in many ways. The large sums of mountains, rivers, and islands make each and every culture different. One way that the geography influences diversity in Southeast Asia is the Kayan Tribe, or as some people call them, “The Giraffe People”. These people have put brass rings on their necks, forcing weight on their collarbones and therefore, “lengthening” the neck. This tribe is one of the only tribes that does this in not only SE Asia, but the entire world. While the entire world is westernizing, these people have been isolated by mountains from the rest of the world.
Another way that geography impacts the diversity in SE Asia is how westernized countries are. For example, if you look at Singapore, a small densly populated shipping area, there are skyscrapers and western industry everywhere. But, for example, Cambodia is still a very rural country with lots of farmland. The geography in Cambodia is mountainous and very difficult terrain to establish large cities. But in Singapore, it was very flat until it was urbanized and was very easy to build cities.
Japanese tradition is prevalent because in their dramas they still wear the same costumes and masks as their ancestors did, some are even hundreds of years old. They tell the same stories that were passed on from generation to generation, like they did in the 16th and 17th century. The discipline is shown thought their dramas amd other theatre movements, especially in Noh are evident in modern Japan because they have to move slow and exhibit grace and beauty. They also show their love of nature through their paintings.
Communism plays a big part in the enviromental problems in China. Since it is a communist nation, the government is in charge of everything, but they are deciding to not help out the enviroment. What China is really focused on is the economy and industry, and not the economy. Another big factor with the enviroment is the lack of regulations with the economy. Some examples are the numerous unregulated landfills that contaminate the air and the water surrounding it, and the dead pigs being thrown in the river and the meat being sold to people.
There were many causes to the conflict known as the “Arab Spring”. These conflicts range from governmental issues to protests and riots. One of the important factors was that after the United States invaded Iraq, their plan was to capture/kill Saddam Hussein. Shortly after when his government was no longer in action, the proposed “Arab Spring” would go into effect and the country would no longer be distress in the country. That was the conflict that really started it all.
Another big cause was the Stock Market crash in 2008. This made prices for everyday commodities, including food, gasoline, and water, rise at an extremely high rate. This caused stress for the Middle East, especially in Tunisia. When Muhammad Bouazizi set himself on fire in Tunisia, that started the riots and protesting for a more democratic government. That spread all over the Middle East, and caused riots to happen everywhere inthe Middle East.
The first thing that I see is a large group of people hurrying to get through the pack of people and everything seems to be fairly calm and just a little bit hectic. I see a bunch of vendors trying to sell everything from food to clothes to medicine and the people ignore them and scurry on, just trying to get to their destination. The buildings surrounding the square appear fine, with some slight damage and vandalism.