Foreign Asia is the largest region in the world for the population. China and India are countries-giants; their population exceeds 1 billion of people. In addition, 4 Asian states (Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Japan) enter into the first ten countries of the world with population in 100 million of people. Five countries (Vietnam, the Philippines, Iran, Turkey and Thailand) have from 50 million to 100 million of people, another ten states (Myanmar, Republic of Korea, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Iraq, Nepal, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Yemen and Sri Lanka) from 20 million to 50 million of people. Population of the rest countries is rather small. Two of them are from 10 million to 20 million (Syria, Cambodia), population of ten is more than 10 million of people. The smallest states of Foreign Asia with the population in 1 million of people are: Bahrain, Brunei, Qatar, Cyprus, Butane and Maldives. Maldives that take the168th part for the population are inferior to China in 3490 times.

In foreign Asia there are all known forms of government:from 39 sovereign states 26 are related to the republic (mainly presidential) and 13 to monarchies. For example China, India, Pakistan, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Syria, Israel.

Among nine constitutional monarchies offoreign Asia are one empire (Japan), four kingdoms (Butane, Jordan, Cambodia and Thailand), two emirates (Kuwait and Bahrain) and one sultanate (Malaysia). Brunei, Qatar, UAE, Oman and Saudi Arabia are related to five absolute monarchies. Two countries of foreign Asia are related to the theocraticmonarchies. They are Saudi Arabia and Brunei.

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