How is the area of Southeast Asia united?
How the culture of Southeast Asia is influenced by the countries that surround the area such as India and China as well as the colonial influence of the French?
The kingdom in southeast Asia before the colonial time mostly influence by India. The kingdom and the King name is like India. The religion of people in Southeast Asia until today got influence from India and China. Even Muslim in Southeast Asia is not coming from Middle East, but from India Christian is spread to Southeast Asia during colonial time.
Kennedy inherited the problems of Southeast Asia and intended to get the United States out of Vietnam before it escalated further. His death changed that. The result is Southeast Asia is still in conflict and what is happening on the continent today reflects the problems with China, Korea, and Japan.
During World War II, Japanese controlled much of Southeast Asia from European nations. When the Japanese ruled the area, it showed them that Europeans were far from invincible. When the war ended, the Japanese left Southeast Asia. Europeans then wanted the land back. But many of the people of Southeast Asia did not want to live under the Europeans any longer. Southeast Asia eventually won independence and new nations were formed.