Asian Leaders by FlaxmanR

Champion(s):

KonkelT
Kai gwa!


Runner(s)-Up:

HegglandL


Quiz Description

Sequel! This one should play easier than the African Leaders quiz for most people.

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Questions:

On October 24, 2015, this country’s vice president, Ahmed Adheeb, was arrested and accused of involvement in an assassination attempt on president Abdulla Yameen that had taken place a month earlier. This was just the latest round of political turmoil in what country that may be uninhabitable within a century anyway?

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Maldives

Her National League for Democracy won a resounding victory in November 2015 elections, a personal triumph even though she is currently prevented by the country’s constitution from holding the presidency based on a clause assumed to have been written specifically to bar her from the post. Who is this Burmese opposition leader, winner of the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize, famously kept under house arrest by the Burmese military for most of two decades between 1989 and 2010?

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Aung San Suu Kyi

Surprisingly for a majority Muslim nation, this country’s politics have been dominated by women in the last quarter-century, with the position of prime minister being traded back and forth between bitter rivals Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia. Hasina is the daughter of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who from 1971 to 1972 was the first president of what country?

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Bangladesh

He continued to lead his country despite what might be considered the loss of 99.6% of its territory in 1949, aided by martial law and a period of suppression of dissidents known as the “White Terror.” What man continued to claim sovereignty over all of China from his new capital in Taipei between 1950 and his 1975 death?

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Chiang Kai-Shek

The only country on the Arabian peninsula not to be ruled by a monarch, its political situation has been in crisis for several years, most recently as Houthi rebels seized control of the capital and forced the government to move operations to the country’s second city. What country is this, also a stronghold of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, as first evidenced by a notorious October 12, 2000 bombing?

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Yemen

One of the richest men in Thailand when he became prime minister in 2001, he remains popular with large segments of the population there in spite of the fact that both he and his sister Yingluck, who won elections in 2011 as their party’s standard bearer, were convicted of abuses of power and had their governments dissolved by military coups. Who is this one-time Thai leader, perhaps best known in the West for his yearlong stint as the owner of Manchester City Football Club?

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Thaksin Shinawatra

From 1977 to 2011, the Indian state of West Bengal was ruled by a party adhering to what political philosophy, making it the longest-serving democratically elected government of this type in the world?

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Communism (Marxism accepted)

He took full power in 1955 after the French defeat at Dien Bien Phu, and subsequently won an election that was likely rigged. A staunch anti-Communist and Catholic, his repressive policies against the country’s Buddhists led to the self-immolation of Thich Quang Duc, which in turn led to the withdrawal of the support he had previously enjoyed from the Americans. What South Vietnamese leader was assassinated on November 2, 1963 after being deposed in a CIA-backed coup?

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Ngo Dinh Diem

Although many of Saparmurat Niyazov’s monuments to himself – such as including his self-applied title in the country’s national anthem – have been rescinded by his successor Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, the Caspian Sea port formerly known as Krasnovodsk still bears the name. What title was Niyazov commonly known by prior to his 2006 death in the capital, Ashgabat?

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Turkmenbashi

The official version of events stated that Crown Prince Dipendra killed both his parents and a number of other relatives on the grounds of Narayanhity Palace on the night of June 1, 2001 before turning the gun on himself, but many believe he was framed – possibly by his uncle, who subsequently ascended to the throne. These events took place in what country, where the monarchy was subsequently abolished in 2008?

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Nepal

The current president is a member of the Saenuri Party, formerly known as the Grand National Party. She is also the daughter of the country’s former dictator, who was assassinated in 1979, five years after his wife was killed in another attempt on his life. Give either the family name shared by these politicians OR the country they have led.

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Park; South Korea

Transliterated from the Arabic, where it is a diminutive of a name meaning “good” or “handsome,” this name can be spelled many different ways in the Latin alphabet, though one has become particularly well-known in the United States. What name, supposedly first used by the prophet Muhammad to name his grandson, was given to the King of Jordan from 1952 to 1999, as well as being the commonly used surname of another regional leader whose family name was actually al-Tikriti?

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Hussein