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World War I: The War That Changed Everything - WSJ
Despite years of high economic growth, Asia faces many serious challenges. Regional political relations, economic health, water-security and demographic trajectories will push many key Asian nations towards instability. Western leaders have watched, with envy and concern, the rapid growth rates of countries in Southern and Eastern Asia. Many commentators agree that the Asian Century is upon us, and merely debate whether it will be Chinese or Indian. The balance of power is certainly adjusting. However, for all their bluster, the continued rise of the Asian Tigers is far from assured. A great many problems remain which could undermine their growth.
The Story Behind the Four Asian Tigers
In this year of commemoration of the Great War, the public expected to find Georges Clemenceau in the trenches of the Marne. But it is the Asian Tiger who has arisen! It is also a vision which has been revealed, a statesman's vision on the geopolitical potential of Japan in a mutating Asia with, underlying this vision, the unexpected discovery of an esthete collector of Japanese art very keen on Buddhist religion. Georges Clemenceau sitting at his desk at his home in Paris in , surrounded with many Japanese objects. Photography by Dornac
Major leaps in air telecommunications and air travel coupled with probable world peace indicated that world countries were opening up their borders and thus the Four Tigers took advantage of this opening. The four countries had viable trade economies , established ports , high literacy levels and advanced infrastructure inherited from their colonial masters. Singapore is one of the smallest nations but has the highest GDP between the four asian tigers.