Malaysia Essay | Student Essay

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Malaysia

Summary: The influences of the various empires over the history of Malaysia have both contributed and detracted from Malaysian society as a whole in various direct and indirect ways and it is these outside influences that have shaped Malaysia's current twisted state.
Due to its strategic position, as far as maritime trading and warfare goes, Malaysia has always been an extremely popular country as far as colonization goes. For Malaysia, it was empire after empire competing for the key real estate.

In 1511, it was the Portuguese, followed by the Dutch in 1641 after a fierce battle. In 1795, when the Netherlands was captured during the Napoleonic Wars Malaysia was given to the British to prevent it falling to the French. It was returned to the Dutch in 1818 under the treaty of Vienna but was later exchanged by the British for Bangkahulu, Sumatra. From 1826 until the Second World War, the British reigned over Malaysia and various other countries in the area.

Each new empire brought with it new ideas and new religious influences and so, Malaysia found itself in constant turmoil over drastic religious affiliations from Buddhism, to Christianity and finally; Islam, its current...

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