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History[edit | edit source]
Early history[edit | edit source]
According to Barbara Wright, the Mongols conquered all of Asia under the rule of Kublai Khan. Indeed, in 1289, a vizier introduced the Khan as the "ruler of Asia, India, Cathay and other territories." While playing backgammon with the First Doctor, the Khan found himself owing half of Asia to him. (TV: Marco Polo)
20th century[edit | edit source]
During World War II in Asia, better known as the Pacific War, (COMIC: 4-Dimentional Vistas) Japan's war aim was to unite the continent under the Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere. (PROSE: The Face of the Enemy) Their ambitions ultimately spread war throughout the continent, with attacks in China, Manchuria, (PROSE: The Shadow of Weng-Chiang, Log 384) the Philippines, (PROSE: Happily Ever After Is a High-Risk Strategy) Singapore, (AUDIO: The Forsaken, The Girl Who Never Was) Burma (PROSE: Just War, The Scales of Injustice) and other Pacific Islands before Japan surrendered in 1945. (PROSE: Endgame)
Later, during the 1960s, America was involved in a conflict in Vietnam. (AUDIO: Renaissance of the Daleks, TV: The Impossible Astronaut) The war ended on 23 February 1973, with no clear victor. (PROSE: Nuclear Time)
In the late 20th century, amidst growing tensions between Russia and China, fighting broke out in southern Asia and South America before Sir Reginald Styles was able to negotiate peace, cooling the crisis and preventing World War III, with the Third Doctor preventing an alternate timeline where Styles was assassinated and war did indeed come to pass. (TV: Day of the Daleks)
21st century[edit | edit source]
Later history[edit | edit source]
Following the plague sent by the Daleks during their 22nd century invasion of Earth, a majority of the population of Asia died before a cure was found. (TV: The Dalek Invasion of Earth) A human resistance movement was later formed in China against the occupation, but was crushed by the Daleks within days. (AUDIO: Masters of Earth)
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
According to the "Earth-Skaro Timescale" of Terry Nation's Dalek Annual 1976, Asia was struck by drought, floods and famine in the Earth year 1974. Meanwhile, in Skaro-year 10,959, the Daleks had stationed a weather control satellite in Earth's orbit.