Asia

By: Josh, Ruth, Johnathan

Hindusim Vs. Buddhism

Caste System

The Caste System is a system used in India and Southwest Asia for past centuries, yet is now fading away as countries become more developed. The system in summary is a child at birth is ranked in one of the four social classes (Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas, or Shudras) depending on their skin color, place of birth, family wealth, etc.



(Highest)

Brahmins: Priests

Kshatriyas: Warriors

Vaishyas: Merchants

Shudras: Labourers or Servants

(Lowest)


These groups are called Castes or Jatis. The system was referred to as segregation by skin color and family wealth. The different social classes had different advantages and disadvantages depending on where you are ranked. The higher class would receive better jobs, living conditions, food, etc. The lower classes had the tough jobs and less benefits with homes, foods, and so on.


I feel like this system is a form of racism. It disables people in the lower rankings to have the ability to get a better job or have a better life.


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The Korean War

The Korean war was a war between South Korea, supported by the United Nations, and North Korea, at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union. The Korean Peninsula was ruled by the Empire of Japan from 1910 until the end of World War II. Following the surrender of the Empire of Japan in September 1945, Americans divided the peninsula along the 38th parallel, with U.S. military forces occupying the southern half and Soviet military forces occupying the northern half. North Korean forces invaded South Korea in June 1950. U.N. counter-offensives drove the North Koreans past the 38th Parallel and almost to the Yalu River, when the People's Republic of China entered the war on the North Korean side. The fighting ended on July 27, 1953, when the armistice agreement was signed. The agreement restored the border between the Koreas near the 38th Parallel and created the Korean Demilitarized Zone, a 2.5-mile-wide fortified buffer zone between the two Korean nations.

To this day, North Korea and South Korea are still divided and have minor conflicts.

China's 1 Child Policy

China's 1 child policy was created in 1979 by Deng Xiaoping to limit China’s population growth. If the first child born was a girl, they were allowed to have another child. If the child was born with defects, they were allowed to have another child. They could also pay an expensive fine to have a second child. According to the article, “Why China Is Finally Abandoning Its One Child Policy”, The government is thinking about getting rid of the policy.

China's Economic Rise

Asia will have surpassed North America and Europe combined in terms of global power based upon GDP population size military spending and technological investment. China alone will have the largest economy surpassing that of the United States a few years before 2030.

The Kashmir Conflict

As early as 3000 B.C. there have been recorded clay pots in Kashmir. Then in 1929 Kashmir had shown signs of once being a lake.

The Kashmir Conflict is a dispute over territory between Pakistan and India.

There have been 3 wars fought over Kashmir between India and Pakistan in the years

1947,1965,1999.

Both countries control a piece of Kashmir but either side is not happy with just a piece.


Another Reason Kashmir is being disputed over is because of the rivers and water that are in the Kashmir area.

North Korea war scene with South Korea and the United States
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