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Both the general idiom and many precepts of Theravada already were familiar in Indianized societies, making this a gentle, nearly silent revolution that despite its subtlety was no less important. Nationalism, as it was expressed throughout Southeast Asia, looked different in each country. Still, Chinese and Indian influences were anything but superficial. Ruined temples at the Angkor Thom complex, Angkor, Cambodia. With more order and with economic incentives for the people in the region to remain in place to produce raw materials, populations began to increase.

The Chinese went to Southeast Asia for tribute. Monk standing at the Kyaiktiyo Golden Rock pagoda, a historic Buddhist pilgrimage destination in eastern Myanmar Burma. In achieving this, however, the Khmer state surrendered the flexibility and balance critical to the mandala pattern and eventually fell victim to its own brittleness. In many respects, however, the Angkorian imperial achievement was singular.

These new beliefs became a way to set populations apart from one another. In it, ideally, there is a basic equivalence between the borders and character of the political unit upon the one hand and a self-conscious cultural community on the other. The dynamics of regional trade brought change to most Southeast Asian societies during this period. Thus, for a considerable period of time, the Southeast Asian region contributed to world cultural history, rather than merely accepting outside influences, as frequently has been suggested. In economic affairs, Europeans soon discovered that they were quite unable, even by the most drastic means, to monopolize the spice trade for which they had come.

Both the general idiom and many

For example, walled and moated settlements predominated in much of the mainland but do not seem to have been constructed in insular Southeast Asia. Even though each country had different colonial experiences, all people shared a similar, negative perception of colonialism.

This metal industry was not derived from similar industries in China or India. So, instead of working within the colonial structure to buttress the status quo, these revolutionaries worked to undermine it. The Tai, comparative newcomers, absorbed much of Khmer civilization during this period and, beginning with their written language, shaped it to their requirements. The density of population and the wealth in the region has brought many different cultures into contact, and altered the religions and culture. While the spread of Islam throughout the archipelago was not entirely peaceful, for the most part it proceeded in evolutionary fashion and without remarkable disturbance.

The results have been mixed, but the legacy of colonialism and the nationalism it engendered remain to the present. The various religions and cultures found in the countries in the region were so unique that some observers coined a term for the unique Southeastern Asian expression of nationalism. Individual adventurers often were useful to a particular Southeast Asian ruler or aspirant to the throne, but they were carefully watched and, when necessary, dispatched. The royal courts themselves often dabbled in trade to an unprecedented degree. Urbanization was another development of importance.

Long-distance travel by then was no novelty, and already there was impressive precedence for the arrival of foreign delegations rather than of individual trading vessels. However, Western powers were not willing to provide much opportunity to these returning scholars. World distribution of Islam. In addition, Islam was itself diverse, offering a spectrum of approaches from mystical to fundamentalist, and in practice Muslim proselytizers often were tolerant of syncretic behaviour. Ethnicity, Religion and Nationalism.

Indonesia has found that replacing a foreign hegemon with a local authoritarian has not instantly improved the lives of the people. Yet, except for efforts to regain Dai Viet Vietnam as a province, these expeditions had no permanent military or colonial ambitions and did not much disturb the Southeast Asian region.

Nationalism as it was