Fish From Drowning Essay

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SAVING FISH FROM DROWNING By: Amy Tan Copyright: 2005 by Amy Tan Publisher: Ballantine Books Trade Paperback Edition Sam Huber AP English Literature and Composition Period: 2 Mrs. Pitman Due: third class meeting 8/18/10 Setting: Country of Burma Burma is the largest country by geographical area in Southeast Asia. It is neighbored by People’s Republic of China on the north-east, Laos on the east, Thailand on the south-east, Bangladesh on the west, India on the north-west, and the Bay of Bengal to the south-west. The Andaman Sea makes its southern outskirts. Burma’s culture is based on Theravada Buddhism intertwined with local elements. Burma has a very diverse population leading to defining its politics, history, and demographics. The country continues to struggle with its ethnic tensions. Government has been dominated by the military and has since 1962 when General Ne Win led a coup that ruined the civilian government of U Nu. Burma remains under the control of military- based State Peace and Development Council. Burma Road The Burma Road links Burma ( Myanmar ) with China. When it was build it was a British colony. The road is 717 miles long and runs through rough mountain country. The road had a role in WW2 when the British used it to transport war material to China before Japan was at war with the British. A new road was built, the Ledo Road, which ran from Ledo Assam through Myitkina and connected to the old Burma Road at Wandingzhen, Yunnan, China. Pictures • People building the Road. Most of them were Women and children • British Troops firing mortar on the Burma road • The Climate is very humid because of the constant rainfall (196.9 in annually) average temperature inland is 21 °C (70 °F) and costal delta regions 32 °C (89.6 °F) • Burma is the largest geographical area in southeast Asia • Flag of Burma

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