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HST303 L15 S

China, Japan & East Asia in World History - Lecture 15: Singapore

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Singapore is part of Southeast Asia, not East Asia, and it has never been a part of _____. China
Despite not being a part of China, the vast majority of Singapore inhabitants are ethnic _____. Chinese
Singapore was under British colonial rule, and it was a largely urban territory that was home to an important _____ _____. military base
Eventually independence was promised by the British in ____. 1959
When elections were held, the _____ _____ _____ (PAP) won with a great majority. People’s Action Party
The leader of the PAP was _____ _____ _____. He had been educated at Cambridge University as a lawyer. Lee Kuan Yew
The PAP remained in power and set up a merger with _____ in 1963. Malaysia
There was much conflict between the modern, _____-_____ PAP and the representatives of a largely rural Malaysia with its ethnic problems. business-minded
In 1965, Singapore left the _____ and became fully independent. federation
Approximately __/__ of its population was ethnic Chinese around 1965. ¾
The new city state had very few _____ resources . economic
They were surrounded by larger, more powerful neighbors, and in 1968 resentment was great when Britain announced that it would _____ its military base in Singapore. dismantle
The base had contributed significantly to the economy and had provided protection against _____ _____. powerful neighbors
All that Singapore was left with was its _____ as the major resource. people
Policies of _____-_____, social mobilization, and social control were initiated to encourage the best possible economic growth. self-discipline
They managed to attract large amounts of _____ _____, and expanded their industrial and financial sectors. foreign capital
Soon they were one of the _____ countries in the region. richest
Despite the fact that Singapore is a thoroughly capitalist country, after Mao’s death, many PRC leaders considered Singapore as a model for a _____ _____. successful economy
From the 1990s onward, the _____ sent a large number of officials for training to Singapore. PRC
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