Important Events in the Development of Southeast Asia

Timeline created by brittanycarney
  • Jun 13, 800

    The emergence of Khmer civilization

    The emergence of Khmer civilization
    Khmer controlled a large empire in what is now Cambodia. The remains of Angkor Wat, a huge emple complex the Khmer buil in the 1100, reflect their advanced civilization and Hindu religon, In the 1200's he thai from Souhern China settled in Khmer area.
  • Jun 13, 1200

    The arrival of the Thais

    The arrival of the Thais
    The Thais, from Southern China settled in the Khmer area. Around the same time, Buddhism, introduced earlier from India and Sri Lanka. The Buddhism started to replace the Hindu religon.
  • Jun 13, 1500

    Colonization of Southeast Asia

    Colonization of Southeast Asia
    The European powers started Cambodia. Which is led by Portugal, european powers came to the region in search of spices and other trading goods. Magellan for spain reached the Phillippines and claimed the islands.
  • Jun 13, 1521

    Ferdinand Magellan's discovery

    Ferdinand Magellan's discovery
    Ferdinand reached the Phillippines and claimed thee islands for Spain. Spainiards came to colonize, trade, and spread Roman Catholiciasm Roman Catholiciasm remains the main faith today.
  • Arrival of Dutch traders

    Arrival of Dutch traders
    Dutch traders drove the Portuguese out of much of the region. Portugal only kept the small island of Timor. The Dutch gained conrol of the tea and spice trade.
  • The period of French and British colonization

    The period of French and British colonization
    British and French set up colonies with plantations, railroads, and mines. People came from China and Inda to work. The British and French also spread Christianity.
  • The WWII Japanese invasion of the Philippines

    The WWII Japanese invasion of the Philippines
    Japan invaded and occupied most of Southeast Asia . After Japan lost, United States gave PHilippines their independence. Soon, other people in the region were figthing for independence.
  • United States ownership of the Philippines

    United States ownership of the Philippines
    The United States entered the region when it won the PHilippines from spain after the Spanis-american wat. Colonial powers ruled most of the region. Only Siam, now thailand was never colonized, although it lost land
  • The Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War
    One of the bloodiest wars, Indochina split into three countries, Vietnam, Laos, and Cambdiz. Vietnam went into war and split to North and Sout Vietnam. Civil war broke out in the South and U.S troops and communist forces had to step in.
  • The civil wars in Cambodia

    The civil wars in Cambodia
    The government in Cambodia was brutal, causin the death of amillion people there. Communist forces took over, and when Vietnam helped to over throw the government, that started even more fighting.