Has Asia Started to Grow?

After the disintegration of the Soviet Union, it was believed that Central Asia would emerge as a land of opportunities.


The question is, “Has the Asian century begun?” It simply means that the Asian countries will now lead the world. Wealth will flow from the West to the East, and prosperity will also belong to these countries. Will be appreciated. It can also be said that the hitherto superior powers will become less and less and will be replaced by new powers. Changing the balance of power is not a matter of surprise, nor is it the first time in the world. It’s going to happen. The US effectively left the Middle East two years ago, when it stopped meddling in the affairs of its allies. Now he has also said goodbye to Central and West Asia. Along with this, China has emerged as a big and powerful economic power and its rapid development continues. It traces its development from Southeast Asia to Africa. Europe is shaken by its economic power, so America is also worried. For the first time on the horizon, the dominance of Asia is about to appear? Geographically, Asia spans from the Middle East to Japan, and in this region from Bangladesh to Tokyo, the region has already outpaced the rest of the world in the race for development. While South-East Asia occupies the global stage of development with “Japan Rise”. Therefore, the development of Asia is not a new thing, it is a continuation, which is moving from one country to another.

The most developed region in the world today is Southeast Asia and the Pacific. It starts from Bangladesh and goes to New Zealand. In this region, there is an economic giant like Japan and a great power like China. This development in this region took place in a period of only sixty years, which is no less than an economic charisma. Those small countries, which were considered extremely backward after the Second World War, are today an example of global development and many of them are one So they have become world leaders in the economic field. South Korea is one such country, which was a “fishing village” seventy years ago. Catching fish with nets was the main occupation of the inhabitants. Now it is a sign of development that the capital, Seoul, which is located on two mountains and on the banks of a river, has ten, ten miles long down the river to connect the two parts. There are eight bridges, on which trains from trains to ordinary vehicles can be seen running. Passing through these tunnels, the difference between day and night is not felt. We saw these masterpieces of construction technology there ourselves. The markets are full of shoppers and happy faces everywhere. The countries of Southeast Asia were enslaved by various powers for centuries and most gained independence only seventy years ago. These include islands like Singapore with 55 million people and Indonesia with a population of 24 million. Taiwan (part of China) but independent, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, South Korea, Brunei Darussalam and Australia. As the countries are also a part of this list. Most of these countries are also deprived of large natural resources so that they wake up one morning like the rich countries of the Middle East, and find out that oil has come out in the country and become rich. Then someone built ports, airports, roads, bridges and skyscrapers, then someone provided modern vehicles and ships etc. Thus they came to be called “developed”. The big powers did not start projects like “Marshall Plan” or “Belt and Road” which led to their economic development, but they achieved all this through their own skills and determination. It is certain that There was foreign investment and loans were taken, but the money received from outside is seen in the development there today, while the loans also came down decades ago, but now those countries themselves lend to others. We are happy that South Korea has developed by adopting our economic plan. This is also true, but think about it sometimes, why couldn’t we implement the plan ourselves, which we are talking about? Well, Southeast Asia is the region in which both China and the United States Interestingly, the US says that it withdrew from the Middle East and West Asia in order to focus on the region that, according to it, is the real arena of competition with China.

Most of the countries in this region consist of islands, swamps or miles of dense forests. Heavy rains, floods and hurricanes are common. These countries do not have oil or other minerals in abundance. The example of Japan is in front, which is the driver of great power and development here, the rest of the countries, including China, adopted the same model and achieved development. Japan does not have oil, gas, or other minerals, but only from the Second World War. Fifteen years later, it became the most powerful economic power in the world after the United States. It surrendered to the United States after the terrible losses of two atomic bombs in August 1945. At that time, the areas from China to Indonesia were its nine. Demographics included. China gained independence from Japan only after its surrender. Japan was then occupied by the United States for four years. Later, American troops withdrew, but Japan retained the American security and protection umbrella, long remembered as the “nuclear umbrella.” The goal setters did not care who was the winner and who was the loser. He only cared about the development of his country and the happiness of his people. They had seen the horrors of war, so they were not ready to repeat the mistake. By 1965, Japan had not only become the second largest economic power in the world, but it had given all the countries in the region a model of development, determination and new enthusiasm. gave He instilled such a spirit in the people, which changed the destiny of the region. He did not heap aid on other countries, but gave the leadership and thought, which leads to development. Today, the same Japanese philosophy is used in the entire region, including China. That unless there is economic strength, all ideologies, principles and celebrations are just excuses to please the heart.

In the last decade of the last century, it was revealed that the wealth of oil is about to end. Western countries have developed an alternative to the oil of the Middle East, and today alternative energy has become a reality. Japan imports all the oil and so does the rest of Southeast Asia, but they make products using that oil and earn ten dollars from one dollar of oil. That’s why Europe and America need it. Moreover, these countries have learned to bow down to their people. They do everything possible to sell their goods and improve their reputation. The Japanese are famous for not taking holidays. Today, China is also following the same model, but with its vision, the goal is the same, the happiness of its people and the development of the nation. Now there is no poor country in this region. Their leadership is national goals. There is one hundred in relation to and they also know how these goals will be achieved. There are not new experiences every day, nor are there frequent talks of adopting the systems of different countries. Indonesia, which is the largest in the world. A Muslim country, it is a rising power. It controls the strategically important waterways from Sumatra to the Strait of Malacca, which connects the Indian Ocean to the Pacific Ocean, that is, news from China. It leads to Yeland. Rows of cargo ships can be seen there. Malaysia is its neighbor, which has been a role model for the development of Muslim countries for more than twenty years. There is also politics, but the country has no No danger, although there are non-Muslim countries all around.

India has increased proximity to this region, but unfortunately we have left it since the separation of Bangladesh. India and Japan have close ties. The Prime Ministers of both countries visit each other’s country every year. America has played an important role in bringing these two closer. Probably, he is keen on increasing India’s economic power to compete with China. Population and large market is also an important factor. Forget the original arena, Southeast Asia. Remember, Bangladesh has benefited from the development of the region and has achieved the goal of exports of fifty billion dollars. However, one important thing about this region is that now there are outsiders There are no possibilities for immigrants. Anyway, there is no room for immigrants in the culture of Southeast Asia. If that were the case, today Japan would be full of immigrants. Japan also needs young people due to its aging population, but despite this, everyone is reluctant to go to Europe and America, but no one from Japan or Southeast Asia. Does not turn. Rohingya Muslims are also not accepted by any Muslim country there, nor by any non-Muslim country, even though they are wealthier than Europe and have land in the form of empty islands. Indonesia consists of more than 300 islands, most of which are uninhabited. The same is true of Malaysia. Australia and New Zealand have also shown no interest in Rohingya migrants, turning them back from their shores. And no one could do anything. In fact, the foreign policy of the countries of Southeast Asia revolves only around their country, region and economy. There are a lot of theories and philosophies and not political aristocracy, only a guiding principle. Economic growth. The US has withdrawn from the Middle East and West Asia and focused its attention on this region. Remember, this is its traditional territory, but after Pearl Harbor and the Vietnam War, it has not faced a major war here. And now these two countries have also become its close allies, and have adopted its democratic system. China’s real competition is with this democratic system. Alternatively, it may have to rely on economic cooperation alone and competition will be limited to that sector. Troops are unlikely to be mobilized. North Korea is a recent example of how a leader like Trump has finally had to sit down at the negotiating table after making strong statements.

After the disintegration of the Soviet Union, it was believed that Central Asia would emerge as a land of opportunities. On the one hand, it had the infrastructure built by a superpower like Russia, on the other hand, there were also plenty of natural reserves such as oil and gas, but Despite this, those twelve states and Afghanistan could not become an example of development. If you look around it, there was an economic power like China, a big and advanced technology country like Russia and the fourth largest oil producing country, Iran. Then there was the presence of the United States, the rain of dollars and the interest of NATO countries. was also important, but still the doors of development have not been opened. The political systems of the Central Asian countries and the principles of their development have yet to be determined. , he has put everyone in different fears. It is not important what happened to the opponent or the enemy? What is important is where you stand. The problem is that every country in this region is wasting its energy by getting involved in some conflict. There is a lot of media spice for its people, but there is no way to progress. Neither plan nor commitment. After the Iranian revolution, he was expected to rise with a new determination, while he also had oil wealth, but he first the ten-year war in Iraq, then the affairs of Lebanon, from the US. Enmity, state of war with Israel, conflicts like Syria, Yemen and tensions with Arab countries could not raise itself. Until today, it is involved in nuclear deal and other conflicts. Pakistan has a conflict with India over Kashmir. Uzbekistan is clashing with Armenia and Georgia with Russia, while Ukraine is torn between Europe and Russia. Syria, Egypt and Iraq are mired in their own problems. Once the Paris of the Middle East, it is now a picture of destruction. Gulf countries are confused with Syria, Yemen and Iran. The condition of African countries, especially the Muslim countries there, is also painful. Many projects like CPEC are being worked on to transport goods from the East to Central Asia and from there to Africa and Europe. But the question is, if this region could not get rid of political and ideological conflicts and enmities, then what will be the use of these projects?

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