See Article History Alternative Titles: Besides the 48 conterminous states that occupy the middle latitudes of the continent, the United States includes the state of Alaskaat the northwestern extreme of North America, and the island state of Hawaiiin the mid-Pacific Ocean. The conterminous states are bounded on the north by Canadaon the east by the Atlantic Oceanon the south by the Gulf of Mexico and Mexicoand on the west by the Pacific Ocean. The United States is the fourth largest country in the world in area after RussiaCanada, and China.
Economic development[ edit ] Ancient and medieval times[ edit ] China and India alternated in being the largest economies in the world from 1 to AD China was a major economic power and attracted many to the east,     and for many the legendary wealth and prosperity of the ancient culture of India personified Asia,  attracting European commerce, exploration and colonialism.
The accidental discovery of America by Columbus in search for India demonstrates this deep fascination. Only relatively few states managed to remain independent in the face of constant pressure exerted by European power.
Such examples are China, Siam and Japan. The reformation was comprehensive and is today known as the Meiji Restoration. As a result, the Japanese expansion began with a great part of Korea and China annexed, thus allowing the Japanese to secure strategic resources.
The volume of trade continued to increase with the opening of the Suez Canal in the s. Manila had its Manila galleon wherein products from the Philippine islands and China were traded with Spanish America and Europe from to The route continued overland across present-day Mexico to Veracruz on the Atlantic coast, then to Havana and Sevilleforming the first global trade route.
Silk, porcelain, ivory, tobacco, coconut and corn were some of the goods exported from Asia to the Americas and Europe, through the Philippines. Singaporefounded inrose to prominence as trade between the east and the west increased at an incredible rate.
The British colony of Malayanow part of Malaysiawas the world's largest producer of tin and rubber. The Dutch East Indiesnow Indonesia, on the other hand, was known for its spices production. Both the British and the Dutch created their own trading companies to manage their trade flow in Asia.
Both companies maintained trade monopolies of their respective colonies. Afterwards, many oil fields were discovered and it was learnt later that the Middle East possesses the world's largest oil stocks.
This made the rulers of the Arab nations very rich though the socioeconomic development in that region lagged behind. Asia was not spared, and suffered the same pain as Europe and the United States.
The volume of trade decreased dramatically all around Asia and indeed the world. With falling demand, prices of various goods starting to fall and further impoverished locals and foreigners alike.
In Japan invaded Manchuria and subsequently the rest of China and south-east Asia in what eventually became the Asia-pacific leg of World War Two. These policies limited the economic growth of the region.
They are being abandoned in India and reformed in China. After World War II, under central guidance from the Japanese government, the entire economy was undergoing a remarkable restructuring.
Close cooperation between the government, corporations and banks facilitated easy access to much-needed capital, and large conglomerates known as keiretsu spurred horizontal and vertical integration across all industries, keeping out foreign competition.
These policies, in addition to an abandonment of military spending, worked phenomenally well. Japanese corporations as a result exported and still export massive amounts of high quality products from "the Land of the Rising Sun".
The country was left impoverished after the Korean Warand until the early s was among the world's poorest countries even poorer than North Korea. However, it was since able to recover with double digit annual growth rates. South Korea has now become the most wired country in the world.
However, unlike in Japan and South Korea, the bulk of Taiwan's economy is dependent on small to medium-sized businesses.
Hong Kong, on the other hand, experienced rapid growth in the financial sector due to liberal market policies, with many financial institutions setting up their Asian headquarters in Hong Kong. Till today, Hong Kong has been ranked as the world's freest economy for many years running, and it remains among one of the world's top 5 leading financial centers.
The bamboo network refers to a network of overseas Chinese businesses operating in the markets of Southeast Asia that share common family and cultural ties.
In addition to creating a conducive economic and political climate, the government developed the skills of its multi-racial workforce, and established export-oriented industries by encouraging foreign investors to set up regional operations in manufacturing.
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Nov 06, · First, the United States should increase economic engagement with Southeast Asia. While China has increased its economic presence since , the United States fell from 16 per cent of exports and 7 per cent of imports in the mean ASEAN country .