The History Of Thailand And Malaysia



Throughout history, we have seen many great civilizations. From the Egyptians to the Americans, different groups have left their mark in history. One of the great civilizations in history is ancient Southeast Asia. Ancient Southeast Asia consisted of many different countries. This region consisted of Cambodia, Burma, Brunei, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and most of Indonesia.
Many kingdoms have risen and fell in Southeast Asia. About A.D. 100, people in the southern part of what is now Cambodia established the kingdom of Funan. This Kingdom became one of the greatest powers in early Southeast Asia. By A.D. 600 Funan had lost its power and influence, and ...

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peak during the 1100s. It took over much of the land that is now Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. Wars with the Thai weakened the Khmer kingdom. The Thai took over Angkor in 1431, and the Khmer abandoned the city. An independent Khmer kingdom, that had its capital near what is now Ohnom Penh, survived until the mid 1800s.

The Mon and the Khmer were the first people to migrate to Southeast Asia as early as 300 B.C. They migrated from an area in central Asia that is now southwestern China, to a region that is now Cambodia. After the first people migrated to this region, many others also migrated here. The people known as the Pyu arrived in the A.D. 600s. Then the Burmans, Chin, Kachin, Karen, and Shan came during the 800s.

These people lived apart from one another and kept their own culture. Then in 1044, a Barman ruler named Anawrahta untied the regions, and the people together to form a kingdom. This kingdom adopted features of the Mon and Pyu cultures, including Theravada ...

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