A persuasive essay is a form of academic writing that is built around a central argument.
These essays are sometimes called argumentative essays because of this.
In contemporary definition, Southeast Asia consists of two geographic regions: The region lies near the intersection of geological plates, with both heavy seismic and volcanic activities.
The Sunda Plate is the main plate of the region, featuring almost all Southeast Asian countries except Myanmar, northern Thailand, northern Laos, northern Vietnam, and northern Luzon of the Philippines.
Gold from Sumatra is thought to have reached as far west as Rome.
Pliny the Elder wrote in his Natural History about Chryse and Argyre, two legendary islands rich in gold and silver, located in the Indian Ocean.
Papua New Guinea has stated that it might join ASEAN, and is currently an observer.
Sovereignty issues exist over some territories in the South China Sea.
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands of India are geographically considered part of Maritime Southeast Asia.
Eastern Bangladesh and Northeast India have strong cultural ties with Southeast Asia and are sometimes considered both South Asian and Southeast Asian.