106 episodes

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

History of Southeast Asia Charles Kimball

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

    Episode 102: Western New Guinea, Forgotten War, Unwanted People

    Episode 102: Western New Guinea, Forgotten War, Unwanted People

    This episode goes all the way to the eastern extremity of Southeast Asia -- western New Guinea. Geographically speaking, it's really part of the South Pacific region of the world, but it has been considered part of Indonesia since the Dutch claimed it, nearly two hundred years ago. Now we will look at what has happened there since the Dutch handed over western New Guinea to Indonesia, in 1962. Can we call this the last Southeast Asian colony? (http://xenohistorian.faithweb.com/pacific/WNG.png) This is the Morning Star flag, the emblem of the OPM, or Free Papua Movement. (http://xenohistorian.faithweb.com/pacific/WNGcaptives.jpg) This photo from 2011 shows the Indonesian police hauling away participants in the Third Papuan Peoples Congress. (https://xenohistorian.files.wordpress.com/2007/12/img_0667_sm.jpg) And here is Brin-Brin, the family pet I give a tribute to at the beginning of this episode. 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 101: Burma, A Ne Win Situation

    Episode 101: Burma, A Ne Win Situation

    With this episode, the second hundred episodes of the podcast will begin! Today we look at Burma from the 1950s to 1988, going up to the point just before the country was renamed Myanmar. During this period, the country had only two leaders, U Nu and Ne Win. U Nu tried unsuccessfully to turn Burma into a socialist state, while Ne Win was a dictator who did some wild things because he was also superstitious.

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    Episode 100: The Philippines, A Dictatorship Made For Two

    Episode 100: The Philippines, A Dictatorship Made For Two

    Turn your clock back an hour (if you are in a place that does that), and tune in to the podcast! After four years and four months, here is the podcast's 100th episode! Today we go to the Philippines, to look at those islands from 1957 to 1981, a period that includes the first part of the Marcos dictatorship. And then listen in to hear how I will celebrate, because completing 100 episodes is a big deal for any podcast.

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    Imelda and Ferdinand Marcos.

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    And here is a 1972 newspaper, announcing the declaration of martial law.

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    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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Well-Organized and Very Informative

Hey! I send praise to the host of this podcast. I have been listening to your Philippine-related episodes to review my History. Being a Filipino, I greatly appreciate the detailed chronology and the enthusiasm present in your episodes! You really try your best to pronounce those tongue twisting Filipino words. I hope you keep your show. You earned a subscription, my good sir!

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