Category Archives: Asia

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Vietnam Old History

Vietnam is an independent nation in Southeastern Asia. With the capital city of Hanoi, Vietnam 2020 population is estimated at 97,338,590 according to countryaah. Northern Vietnam was ruled by China during the first thousand years. After expelling the Chinese, the Vietnamese gradually conquered land south. In the early 19th century, an emperor was proclaimed for… Read More »

Syria Old History

Syria is an independent nation in Western Asia. With the capital city of Damascus, Syria 2020 population is estimated at 17,500,669 according to countryaah. The modern state of Syria was formed during the 20th century, but people have lived in the area for a long time. Traces of early human species have been found in… Read More »

Taiwan Old History

Taiwan is not an independent nation in Eastern Asia. With the capital city of Taipei, Taiwan 2020 population is estimated at 23,816,786 according to countryaah. Archaeological finds show that humans may have inhabited Taiwan for up to 15,000 years. In Chinese historical sources, Taiwan appears only sporadically until the 13th century AD. Among other things,… Read More »

Tajikistan Old History

Tajikistan is an independent nation in Central Asia. With the capital city of Dushanbe, Tajikistan 2020 population is estimated at 9,537,656 according to countryaah. Iranian people have been in the areas around today’s Tajikistan for millennia, as have a number of other ethnic groups. From the 7th century, Arabs came and the population turned to… Read More »

Thailand Old History

Thailand is an independent nation in Southeastern Asia. With the capital city of Bangkok, Thailand 2020 population is estimated at 69,799,989 according to countryaah. Unlike other countries in Southeast Asia, Thailand has never been colonized. The country has been independent since the 13th century, with the exception of a few short periods of subjugation during… Read More »

Turkey Old History

Turkey is an independent nation in Western Asia. With the capital city of Ankara, Turkey 2020 population is estimated at 84,339,078 according to countryaah. Turkish people who penetrated the ancient Byzantine Empire in the early Middle Ages created in the 1300s the Ottoman Empire, which grew into one of the most powerful empires of world… Read More »

Turkmenistan Old History

Turkmenistan is an independent nation in Central Asia. With the capital city of Ashgabat, Turkmenistan 2020 population is estimated at 6,031,211 according to countryaah. Turkmen are believed to have their roots in a merger between Turkish and Mongolian clans. This clan association must have settled in the area of ​​present-day Turkmenistan around the end of… Read More »

United Arab Emirates Old History

United Arab Emirates is an independent nation in Western Asia. With the capital city of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 2020 population is estimated at 9,890,413 according to countryaah. For seafaring nations, the entrance to the Persian Gulf has always been important for trade. Portuguese, Dutch and British competed with the local traders. In the… Read More »

Uzbekistan Old History

Uzbekistan is an independent nation in Central Asia. With the capital city of Tashkent, Uzbekistan 2020 population is estimated at 33,469,214 according to countryaah. The area that today constitutes the state of Uzbekistan has probably been populated since 4000 BC. A number of people have since submerged the area: Persians, shooters, Hellenes, females and others.… Read More »

Kuwait Old History

Kuwait is an independent nation in Western Asia. With the capital city of Kuwait City, Kuwait 2020 population is estimated at 4,270,582 according to countryaah. Kuwait was founded in the mid-18th century by Arab nomads (Bedouins) in search of water. They settled in the area where Kuwait City is today and depended on trade, pearl… Read More »

Kyrgyzstan Old History

Kyrgyzstan is an independent nation in Central Asia. With the capital city of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan 2020 population is estimated at 6,524,206 according to countryaah. The origin of the Kyrgyz is not entirely clear. However, the researchers know that Osj was an important marketplace on the Silk Road route during antiquity. During the 1400s and 1500s,… Read More »

Laos Old History

Laos is an independent nation in Southeastern Asia. With the capital city of Vientiane, Laos 2020 population is estimated at 7,275,571 according to countryaah. Laos stood in the 13th century under the influence of the Khmer kingdom of Angkor, from which Buddhism was introduced. After Angkor’s fall, a Laotian kingdom was formed. This came to… Read More »

Lebanon Old History

Lebanon is an independent nation in Western Asia. With the capital city of Beirut, Lebanon 2020 population is estimated at 6,825,456 according to countryaah. In Lebanese soil, remains have been found for people who lived there about 200,000 years ago, but the area’s history is known through written sources only from about 3000 BC. The… Read More »

Malaysia Old History

Malaysia is an independent nation in Southeastern Asia. With the capital city of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2020 population is estimated at 32,366,010 according to countryaah. When Indian and Chinese traders came to the Malacca peninsula about 2,000 years ago, the Malays were there. At the beginning of the 15th century, Malacka was founded, which became… Read More »

Maldives Old History

Maldives is an independent nation in Southern Asia. With the capital city of Male, Maldives 2020 population is estimated at 540,555 according to countryaah. The first residents probably came to the Maldives from southern India and Sri Lanka in the millennium before our era. In the 12th century AD, sailors and merchants from East African… Read More »

Mongolia Old History

Mongolia is an independent nation in Eastern Asia. With the capital city of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia 2020 population is estimated at 3,278,301 according to countryaah. In southwestern Mongolia, there are archaeological remains of human settlement that are considered to be between 100,000 and 200,000 years old. Around 1000 BC, the people in the area that is… Read More »

Nepal Old History

Nepal is an independent nation in Southern Asia. With the capital city of Kathmandu, Nepal 2020 population is estimated at 29,136,819 according to countryaah. The Kathmandu Valley has been the center of state formation for a couple of millennia. Today’s Nepal began to take shape in the 18th century when a kingdom was formed. In… Read More »

North Korea Old History

North Korea is an independent nation in Eastern Asia. With the capital city of Pyongyang, North Korea 2020 population is estimated at 25,778,827 according to countryaah. State formations have existed on the Korean Peninsula since well before our era. From the end of the 1300s, Korea was ruled by the Chosond dynasty (also called the… Read More »

Oman Old History

Oman is an independent nation in Western Asia. With the capital city of Muscat, Oman 2020 population is estimated at 5,106,637 according to countryaah. Oman went to Islam early and became an independent state in the 7th century. From the end of the 17th century, the Omani conquered areas far down in East Africa, which… Read More »

Pakistan Old History

Pakistan is an independent nation in Southern Asia. With the capital city of Islamabad, Pakistan 2020 population is estimated at 220,892,351 according to countryaah. Some of the world’s oldest cultures originated thousands of years ago along the Indus River. The area that today constitutes Pakistan has been shaped by Persians, Greeks, Indians, Arabs, Turks, Afghans… Read More »

Philippines Old History

Philippines is an independent nation in Southeastern Asia. With the capital city of Manila, Philippines 2020 population is estimated at 109,581,089 according to countryaah. The oldest finds of human settlements in the Philippines come from the island of Palawan where over 30,000 years of stone tools have been found. At the beginning of the 11th… Read More »

Qatar Old History

Qatar is an independent nation in Western Asia. With the capital city of Doha, Qatar 2020 population is estimated at 2,881,064 according to countryaah. Archaeologists have found traces of human settlements in Qatar from around 4000 before our time count. However, the country has never played a historically prominent role. Its few residents have lived… Read More »

Russia Old History

Russia is an independent nation in Eastern Europe. With the capital city of Moscow, Russia 2020 population is estimated at 145,934,473 according to countryaah. The first state formation in what later became Russian territory occurred in the 11th century BC in Central Asia, the Caucasus and the Black Sea. In the 850s AD, the eastern… Read More »

Saudi Arabia Old History

Saudi Arabia is an independent nation in Western Asia. With the capital city of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 2020 population is estimated at 34,813,882 according to countryaah. The Arabian peninsula has been inhabited for thousands of years by nomadic tribes. At the beginning of the 600s, Islam was born in the city of Mecca and soon… Read More »

Singapore Old History

Singapore is an independent nation in Southeastern Asia. With the capital city of Singapore, Singapore 2020 population is estimated at 5,850,353 according to countryaah. Singapore had a small Malay population when the British colonized the island in the late 18th century and the British East India Company set up a trading station there. Trade attracted… Read More »

South Korea Old History

South Korea is an independent nation in Eastern Asia. With the capital city of Seoul, South Korea 2020 population is estimated at 51,269,196 according to countryaah. In the 300s, several state states existed on the Korean peninsula and only in the 600s was a united kingdom formed. At the end of the 1300s, the area… Read More »

Sri Lanka Old History

Sri Lanka is an independent nation in Southern Asia. With the capital city of Colombo; Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte, Sri Lanka 2020 population is estimated at 21,413,260 according to countryaah. Finds of stone tools indicate that humans have been on the island of Sri Lanka for 500,000 years. The small population group of woods is a… Read More »

Brunei Old History

Brunei is an independent nation in Southeastern Asia. With the capital city of Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei 2020 population is estimated at 437,490 according to countryaah. Brunei was an early hub of trade in Southeast Asia. In the 15th century, Brunei became an independent sultanate who, during the 16th century, ruled over surrounding areas. Thereafter,… Read More »

Myanmar Old History

Burma is an independent nation in Southeastern Asia. With the capital city of Naypyidaw, Burma 2020 population is estimated at 54,409,811 according to countryaah. Until the 19th century, a number of different groups of people lived essentially separate from each other and developed their own culture and character. On three occasions, however, the majority of… Read More »

Cambodia Old History

Cambodia is an independent nation in Southeastern Asia. With the capital city of Phnom Penh, Cambodia 2020 population is estimated at 16,718,976 according to countryaah. In the 8th century, the Angolan kingdom grew in the area that today constitutes Cambodia. It eventually came to include large parts of neighboring countries. The kingdom began to decay… Read More »