South East Asia

A form of Buddhism based on the oldest known records of Buddha's teaching. Dominant form of Buddhism in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Thailand.

The downsides of a heavy reliance on one or more primary commodities such as oil, that include corruption, wildly fluctuating government revenues and stunted economic development

Refers to the movement from a more centralized form of economy to a freer, market-based economy.

Name given to a series of innovations that were especially prominent from the late 1960s to the 1970s, that increased agriculture production through new high-yielding varieties of crops, irrigation, and the use pesticides and fertilizers.

A religion in Bali that combines Hinduism and Buddhism as well as ancestor worship and animism.

An area where waters drains from and flows into a river or a number of tributaries.

A type of economic system that is controlled and planned by the central government.

Currency from another country.

The systemic variation in sea temperature in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of South America, typically in late December, that has an impact on the weather of the region and across other regions of the world.

An area created by sediments carried by a river.

A form of agriculture that does not include the use of synthetic chemicals and fertilizers in agriculture in order to protect the environment and provide for more sustainable long-term agricultural opportunities.

A legal system based on the precepts of Islam.