~INDO CHINA~
Included today's, Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia
Map of the French in Indochina. Click for the full sized map
Map of the French in Indochina. Click for the full sized map

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Natural resources:

Phosphates, coal, manganese, bauxite, chromate, offshore oil and gas deposits, forests, hydropower, timber, gypsum, tin, and gold

Agriculture:

Paddy rice, coffee, rubber, cotton, tea, pepper, soybeans, cashews, sugar cane, peanuts, bananas, poultry, fish, seafood, sweet potatoes, vegetables, corn, sugarcane, tobacco, cotton, peanuts, water buffalo, pigs, and cattle

Industries:

Copper, tin, gypsum mining, timber, electric power, agricultural processing, construction, garments, tourism, and cement

Geography:
Tropical lowlands, hills, highlands, mountains, forests

Culture:

Today, Indo-China is divided into Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. Many languages are spoken there. The most well-known are Vietnamese, French, English, and Lao. There is also a wide variety of religions practiced here. Some include Taoism, Buddhism, Caodaism, Christianity, Confucianism, Shamanism, and Kaitlyn.


Reasons That This Colony Was an Attraction:
This colony was an attraction because it was strategically located around water, to support easy transportation of goods. It also supplied many of the raw materials used in Industrialization. It was easy to take control of because Indo China was not strongly united due to the fact that there were a wide variety of ethnic groups. They were also not as advanced as the French in terms of technology.

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