Indonesia has over 6,000 inhabited islands, vast coral reefs, and is the world’s fourth most populous nation.  The service industry is their largest employer, and they make about 5% of the USA’s income per person.  They were under colonial rule by the Portuguese in the 1500’s, then Dutch, British, and finally Japanese from 1942-1945.  They gained their independence after WWII.  Indonesia has many challenges still to overcome – previous political threats, militant Islamist groups, poor human rights record, overpopulation, and several natural disasters of earthquakes, tsunamis and flooding which have killed over 200,000 people since […]
With a population of about 1.3 billion, India dominates South Asia and the Indian Ocean.  The capital Delhi has 22 million, second largest Mumbai (Bombay) has 20 million, and there are 45 other cities over 1 million.  30% of the population is under 15, and life expectancy is 63 years. India is ancient and complex, with a history of racial, ethnic, religious and linguistic diversity.  It is the most ethnically diverse nation on earth with over 2500 distinct people groups.  Community and identity are still mostly based on caste.  There are around 4700 castes and […]

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