WORLDWIDE MAP STORIES - ASIA

United Arab Emirates

Formerly known as the Trucial States, the United Arab Emirates are a federation of seven individual states, all ruled by emirs.

Founded between the 7th and 8th centuries, the Trucial States granted the United Kingdom control of their defense and foreign affairs in treaties signed in the 19th century.

With British protection, acts of piracy declined allowing the pearl industry to thrive and generate income and employment to citizens along the Persian Gulf.
The pearl industry collapsed following the Second World War pushing the country into a difficult period economically, until the 1960's when the first cargo of crude oil was shipped from Abu Dhabi.

The Arab Spring protests, a pro-democratic uprising, took over much of the Middle East beginning in 2011, and continues still to this day.

The U.A.E. experienced little in the way of protests; however five activists were arrested on charges of insulting the President, Vice President, and Crown Price, and endangering national security. They were convicted and sentenced to three years in prison, but exonerated the next day by President Khalifa.
With a significant GDP, based primarily on oil, the U.A.E. plays an important role in the affairs of the Middle East.

阿拉伯联合酋长国以前称为三国,是由七个独立国家组成的联合国,全部由酋长国统治。

七世纪八十年代,三十一世纪,美国授予联合王国在19世纪签署的条约中对其防务和外交的控制。

随着英国的保护,海盗行为就不允许珍珠产业茁壮成长,为波斯湾地区的公民创造收入和就业机会。
珍珠产业在第二次世界大战之后崩溃,经济上将国家推向困难的时期,直到1960年代原油从阿布扎比运出货物。

阿拉伯之春抗议活动是一个亲民主起义,从2011年开始接管了大部分中东地区,并持续到今天。

美国经历了很少的抗议活动;然而,五名活动家被指控侮辱总统,副总统和皇冠价格,并危及国家安全。他们被定罪,被判处三年监禁,但第二天由哈利法总统免除。
由于主要以石油为主的国内生产总值,美国。在中东事务中发挥重要作用。

Vietnam

The ancient origins of Vietnam's literature, language and culture, and the country itself, began in the north along the fringes of the Red River Delta.

The legendary Hong Bang Dynasty, the first ruling state of Vietnam, popped up around 2879 BC, and the development of wet rice cultivation and bronze casting led to the formation of the Dong Sun culture some 800 years later.

After thousands upon thousands died on both sides, and billions were spent in military expenditures, this sad, tragic war finally ended on April 30, 1975.
Two years later the remains of the South's army fell, and Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam, was renamed Ho Chi Minh City, and North and South joined together as one.

A series of free-market reforms were implemented, designed to make Vietnam more competitive in the 21st Century, and by all accounts, it's working.
A visually stunning country overflowing with interesting things to see and do, Vietnam accommodates over three million international tourists annually.
Saigon, Hanoi, the coastal regions of Nha Trang and Ha Long Bay, as well as the Marble Mountains are popular destinations.

Malaysia's food culture:
Malaysia's pluralistic society, food, etc. revealed. This collection of Chinese, Indian, Western, Malaysian indigenous ethnic foods, making dazzling variety of cuisines, freely choose.
Rice is the staple food of the people of Malaysia, but the noodles are also quite common. Chinese food from street stalls to the hotel in a small restaurant, from snacks to costly banquet, and so forth, to choose from. There are aspects of stuffed tofu snacks, shrimp noodles, char kway teow, curry noodles, broth powder, pizza, Hainanese chicken rice, clay pot chicken rice, wonton noodles, dim sum, Bak Kut Teh, Penang Laksa, a wide range.

Malaysian food spicy-based, one of the more famous foods are nasi lemak, tasty satay (chicken, beef and mutton), Malay cakes, bamboo rice, turmeric rice.

Indian food is spicy flavor dominated, the most common way to pull all kinds of tea and pancakes. There are other Indian food Charles Buddy (capati), playing worship (tapai), more than crumbs (tosei) and so on. Indian banana rice is also very famous.

马来西亚的饮食文化:
馬來西亞的多元社會,在食物等方面表露無遺。這裡彙集了中國、印度、西方、馬來西亞本土民族的食物,使得各種風味的美食琳瑯滿目,任君選擇。
馬來西亞人民的主食是米飯,但麵類也相當普遍。華人食物從街邊小攤子到酒店中菜館,從小食到昂貴的酒席,不一而足,任君選擇。小食方面有釀豆腐、蝦麵、炒粿條、咖哩麵、清湯粉、薄餅、海南雞飯、瓦煲雞飯、餛飩麵、港式點心、肉骨茶、檳城辣沙等,種類繁多。

馬來人的食物以辣為主,其中較出名的食物有椰漿飯、香噴噴的沙爹(雞肉、牛肉及羊肉串)、馬來糕點、竹筒飯、黃姜飯等。

印度人的食物也以辣為主味,最普遍的莫過於拉茶及各類煎餅。其他印度食物還有查巴迪(capati)、打拜(tapai)、多屑(tosei)等。印度人的香蕉飯也十分有名。

Yemen

Over many centuries the ancient land of Yemen proved irresistible to fortune seekers and hostile empires from far and wide. At first, from the port at Aden, the Himyarite, Minean and Sabian Kingdoms engaged in and monopolized the profitable spice trade; over time tales of potential riches spread, and invasions from Rome, Ethiopia and Persia followed. Later the Rassite (Zaydi) dynasty controlled the region until defeated by the Ottoman Turks, who then ruled from the mid-16th century until their empire collapsed in 1918.

Most recently, with the rise of the Arab Spring, protests in Yemen were widespread in early 2011. Among the demands were a change in the economic conditions and corruption, as well as a call for the resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
Small at first, the protests quickly transformed into a massive uprising, and an assassination attempt against Saleh. By late 2011, after signing an agreement, Saleh stepped down; however protests and conflict continued and still continue to this day.

Sana, an impressive walled city, and important Islamic site, was first settled in the 1st century; and from this historic capital, Yemen is boldly moving from its ancient ways into the modern world.

许多世纪以来,也门的古老土地被证明是不可抵挡的,来自远方和广泛的追求者和敌对的帝国。起初,从亚丁港,Himyarite,Minean和Sabian王国从事和垄断了有利可图的香料贸易;随着时间的推移,潜在的财富蔓延,随后来自罗马,埃塞俄比亚和波斯的入侵。后来,Rassite(Zaydi)王朝控制了该地区,直到奥斯曼土耳其人被击败,后者从16世纪中期统治直到1918年帝国崩溃。

最近,随着阿拉伯之春的兴起,也门的抗议活动在2011年初普遍存在。其中的要求是改变经济状况和腐败以及阿里·阿卜杜拉·萨利赫总统辞职的呼声。
起初,起初,抗议活动很快就变成了一场大规模的起义,并且暗杀了萨利赫。到2011年底,签署协议后,萨利赫下台;然而,抗议和冲突仍然持续到今天。

Sana,一个令人印象深刻的围墙城市和重要的伊斯兰遗址,在第一世纪首次定居;从这个历史悠久的首都,也门大胆地从古老的方式转移到现代世界
2004年8月,首都马勒的额外骚乱引起全世界的关注,并促使总统及其政府保证需要进行急需的民主改革,包括更有代表性的政治制度和扩大政治自由。

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