Khmer civilization

Southeast Asia Timeline

  • Jan 1, 800

    The Emergence of Khmer Civilization

    The Emergence of Khmer Civilization
    The Khmer controlled what is now Cambodia. Most advanced early civilization. Angkor Wat was a Buddhist Temple that refledted their advanced civilization.
  • Jan 1, 1200

    The Arrival of the Thais

    The Arrival of the Thais
    Thais were from Southern China. Settled in the Khmer area. Earlier Buddhism started replacing Hinduism in the region.
  • Jan 1, 1500

    Colonization of Southeast Asia

    Colonization of Southeast Asia
    Portugal was one of the European powers to colinize Southeast Asia. Many European powers came in search of spices. Other explorers came for other trade goods.
  • Jan 2, 1521

    Ferdinand Magellan's Discovery

    Ferdinand Magellan's Discovery
    Magellan Reached the Philippines and claimed the islands for Spain. More Spainards came to trake and spread Roman Catholicism. Roman Catholic remains the top religion in the Philipines.
  • The Arrival of the Dutch Traders

    The Arrival of the Dutch Traders
    The Dutch came as the East India Trading Company. The Dutch took over from the Potugese. The islands were named after King Phillip the second of Spain.
  • The period of French and British Colinazation

    The period of French and British Colinazation
    Both countries set up plaintations, railroads, and mines. People from China and India worked in the colonies. The British and French spread religions too.
  • U.S. Ownership of the Philippines

    U.S. Ownership of the Philippines
    One year later after the U.S. ownership of the Philippines the Spanish- American war ended. The U.S. declared war on Spain April 25th, The Philippines was sold for twenty million dollars.
  • The WW2 Japanese Invasion of the Philippines

    The WW2 Japanese Invasion of the Philippines
    Japan occupied most of Southeast Asia. After WW2 the U.S. gave the Philippines independence. Other countries began to fight for their independence too.
  • The Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War
    November 1950- April 1954. The war was against the Communist and the government of Vietnam. 58,220 U.S. servicemen died.
  • The Civil Wars in Cambodia

    The Civil Wars in Cambodia
    The Cival War was between the Communist party, North Vietnam, and the government of Cambodia. The war lasted five years. The Communist Won the war.