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Old 08-12-2014, 05:32 AM
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Originally Posted by stevania01 View Post
correction :

Malaysia including Mainland Southeast Asia too is Malaysian Penisula north from Sumatra and Singapore, while in the East malaysia in Borneo is Maritime South east Asia.

Asian Mainland Countries are: Central Asia,South Asian ,China, Korea, SE asian (Thailand, Malaysian, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar) and West Asia

Asian Maritime Countries are: : Taiwan, Japan , Indonesia Philipines, Brunei, Singapore, East Malaysia (Borneo).
I know that the Malay Peninsula is technically "mainland" but in its history and culture, it's undoubtedly more closely linked to the Malay Archipelago rather than to Thailand or Burma. I also just used the same definition as Wikipedia: Maritime Southeast Asia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 08-29-2014, 11:43 PM
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There is more cultural divisions, nationalistic protective mindset, and alienation between Asian countries compared to European nations, so unification in a EU style setup is not inevitable and likely to not happen anytime soon in the future.

Initials of ASEAN actually stands for Association of Southeast Asian Nations, and not an organization to all of continental Asian continent. Geography is also less advantageous compared to European countries EU location, so another stumbling block to ASEAN, and other pan Asian affiliations.

I think increasing political, economic, and cross border sociological migration is not guaranteed to bring success. There are inherent flaws in European Union EU system too, and not an immaculate system. However, improvements in country relations, and economics are possible in a more intimate unity of ASEAN.
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