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Asian Studies

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Communism in Asia

During the Cold War, a number of conflicts in Asia lead to the rise of governments which are at least nominally communist. Notable current examples include the People's Republic of China, North Korea, Vietnam and Laos.

During the Cold War, more countries in Asia were also nominally communist. Notably, the USSR occupied much of northern Asia. Mongolia was also communist. Cambodia experienced a period of communism.

Nepal, a fully democratic nation, elected their communist party.

Some governments took on explicitly anticommunist stances, such as Malaysia during the cold war. These typically arose due to geopolitical alliances or local communist insurgencies. South Vietnam is a notable example of a government which fell to communist forces.



Unit 1- Geography and Identity

Unit 2- Beliefs and Values

Unit 3- Power and Conflict

Unit 4- Change and Modern Society