103 episodes

A history of the lands between India, China and Australia.

History of Southeast Asia Charles Kimball

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    • 4.7 • 16 Ratings

A history of the lands between India, China and Australia.

    Episode 99: Thailand Experiments With Revolution

    Episode 99: Thailand Experiments With Revolution

    This episode looks at Thailand from 1957 to 1976. Here attempts are made to replace the military dictatorship with a true Western-style democracy, but the civilian government is too unstable to last, showing that the Thais still have much to learn.

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    Episode 98: Malaysia and Singapore Get Organized

    Episode 98: Malaysia and Singapore Get Organized

    For this episode, the narrative goes to Malaya, which was last covered in Episode 69, and to Singapore and the British-ruled areas on the north side of Borneo. We will hear how Singapore became independent, and how Malaya became Malaysia. (http://xenohistorian.faithweb.com/seasia/Malaysia-on-map.png) Here is a simple map of Malaysia showing all the places talked about in this episode, including Singapore and Brunei. Do you think you would like to become a podcaster on Blubrry? Click here for the details on joining. (http://create.blubrry.com/resources/podcast-media-hosting/?code=HSEASIA) Enter my promo code, HSEASIA, to let them know I sent you, and you will get the first month's hosting for free!
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    Episode 97: Indonesia Under Sukarno

    Episode 97: Indonesia Under Sukarno

    Today's episode begins a series of episodes on the recent history of Southeast Asia. We will start by looking at Indonesia from 1950 to 1967, when Sukarno was the country's first president.

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    In 1961, Indonesia's President Sukarno visited Washington, D.C., to meet with John F. Kennedy. Both presidents were notorious womanizers, but while Sukarno was proud of it, in Kennedy's case the girl-chasing was kept secret until several years after his death.

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    Under Sukarno, Indonesia helped get the Nonaligned Movement started, by hosting a conference of leaders from 29 neutral Asian and African countries, at Bandung on Java in 1955. Today we usually call the countries in the Nonaligned Movement the "Third World." This photo shows five leaders of the Nonaligned Movement. From left to right: India's Jawaharlal Nehru, Ghana's Kwame Nkrumah, Egypt's Gamal Abdel Nasser, Indonesia's Sukarno, Yugoslavia's Josip Broz Tito.

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    Episode 96: The Second Indochina War, Part 23

    Episode 96: The Second Indochina War, Part 23

    This episode is the longest for the podcast yet, because it wraps up the narrative that has continued since Episode 71. Yes, today you will hear how the Second Indochina War ended, in Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos! So this is also the last episode of what I called "the Unofficial Vietnam War Podcast." For those of you who were listening when the podcast started covering the Vietnam War, thank you for sticking with it to the end.

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    Episode 95: The Second Indochina War, Part 22

    Episode 95: The Second Indochina War, Part 22

    The previous episode of this podcast was a bit on the short side, so to make up for it, this episode is twice as long! Today we look at Vietnam and Cambodia, in 1973 and 1974. A cease-fire is signed for Vietnam in early 1973, which ends active American involvement in that country, but it fails to end the fighting. As for Cambodia, it takes two to make peace, and the communist Khmer Rouge don't even want to talk about it, so the Cambodian Civil War was a fight to the finish, with American bombers involved until August 1973. Tune in and listen to the action! Do you think you would like to become a podcaster on Blubrry? Click here for the details on joining. (http://create.blubrry.com/resources/podcast-media-

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    Episode 94: The Second Indochina War, Part 21

    Episode 94: The Second Indochina War, Part 21

    This episode covers the war in Vietnam, also called the Second Indochina War, during 1972. North Vietnam launches a major offensive that is eventually defeated, thanks to American air power, but they are able to grab ten percent of South Vietnam's territory, and keep their soldiers in it afterwards. Meanwhile, the peace talks continue. The United States and North Vietnam finally reach an agreement, but the talks are interrupted by two major US bombing campaigns against North Vietnam, leading many to think that peace was forced upon the North Vietnamese. What will that mean when the cease-fire is signed in the following year? Do you think you would like to become a podcaster on Blubrry? Click here for the details on joining. (http://create.blubrry.com/resources/podcast-media-hosting/?code=HSEASIA) Enter my promo code, HSEASIA, to let them know I sent you, and you will get the first month's hosting for free!
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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Tiseyebreye ,

History of South East Asia

I started with this series about 6 months ago and have become increasingly engrossed. It is thoroughly prepared, well written and Charles Kimball`s presentation makes it really listenable and enjoyable. Not many history podcasts have been capable of holding my interest as well as this one does. I expect the quality will remain high as the narrative moves into the 1950s and beyond

Crispusnashin ,

Not just a podcast, an impressive work in its own right.

This is an incredibly well researched resource which weaves together a complex narrative and delivers it extremely well. Written histories of SEA can be very difficult to ‘get into’ but Charles Kimball brings it to life.

While it undoubtedly deserves to be listened to in sequence, it is more than possible to jump to your country/event/time period of interest and pick up on the story. Charles takes care to refer listeners back to previous episodes for important background in case they missed it, or want to refresh their memory.

At the time of writing this review we are just entering the Vietnam war era and I for one am really looking forward to Charles’s narrative on the Second and Third Indochina wars. In particular I am looking forward to his take on the secret wars in Laos and Cambodia.

SomeNextBloke ,

History Of South East Asia

A marvellous meandering journey through a most intriguing corner of the world

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