Which two European nations had the most territory in southeast Asia? ?

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  • Randal
    Lv 7
    9 years ago
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    Southeast Asia (or Southeastern Asia) is a subregion of Asia, consisting of the countries that are geographically south of China, east of India and north of Australia.


    Southeast Asia consists of:

    Brunei (5,765 km^2), [UK]

    Burma (676,578 km^2), [UK]

    Cambodia (181,035 km^2), [France]

    East Timor (14,874 km^2), [Portugal]

    Indonesia (1,904,569 km^2), [Netherlands]

    Laos (236,800 km^2), [France]

    Malaysia (329,847 km^2), [UK]

    Philippines (300,000 km^2), [Spain]

    Singapore (710.2 km^2), [UK]

    Thailand (513,120 km^2), [Thailand is the only country in Southeast Asia never colonized by a European power.]

    and Vietnam (331,210 km^2) [France].


    Netherlands controlled 1,904,569 km^2

    United Kingdom controlled 1,012,900 km^2

    France controlled 749,045 km^2

    Spain controlled 300,000 km^2

    Portugal controlled 14,874 km^2


    Therefore, the two European countries with the most territory in southeast Asia were 1. the Netherlands and 2. the United Kingdom.


    I hope this is helpful.

  • 9 years ago

    The British (Indian Empire, Burma, Ceylon, Malaya, North Borneo, Iraq, Trans-Jordan, Hong kong & many islands) & The Dutch (Indonesian archipelago).

    French Indo-China is not even half of Indonesia.

  • 9 years ago

    I'm guessing Great Britain & France. Great Britain had colonies in India & I think France had control over Vietnam at some point because some of their people speak French.

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