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The world's largest and most populous continent. Often lumped in with UsefulNotes/{{Oceania}} as the Asia-Pacific.
[[index]]

* Main/InterchangeableAsianCultures-- How to avert this.

!Countries
!!Middle East/Western Asia (see UsefulNotes/TheMiddleEast)
* '''UsefulNotes/{{Bahrain}}'''
->Capital & Largest City: Manama
* '''UsefulNotes/{{Cyprus}} (Geographically a part of the Middle East, culturally a part of UsefulNotes/{{Europe}})'''
->Capital & Largest City: Nicosia
* '''UsefulNotes/{{Iran}}'''
->Capital & Largest City: Tehran
* '''UsefulNotes/{{Iraq}}'''
->Capital & Largest City: Baghdad
* '''UsefulNotes/{{Israel}}'''
->Capital: Jerusalem (disputed), Tel Aviv-Yafo (recognized internationally)
->Largest City: Jerusalem
* '''UsefulNotes/{{Jordan}}'''
->Capital & Largest City: Amman
* '''UsefulNotes/{{Kuwait}}'''
->Capital & Largest City: Kuwait City
* '''UsefulNotes/{{Lebanon}}'''
->Capital & Largest City: Beirut
* '''UsefulNotes/{{Oman}}'''
->Capital & Largest City: Muscat
* '''UsefulNotes/{{Qatar}}'''
->Capital & Largest City: Doha
* '''UsefulNotes/SaudiArabia'''
->Capital & Largest City: Riyadh
* '''UsefulNotes/{{Syria}}'''
->Capital: Damascus
->Largest City: Aleppo
* '''UsefulNotes/{{Turkey}} (Transcontinental; culturally a part of both Europe and the Middle East)'''
->Capital: Ankara
->Largest City: UsefulNotes/{{Istanbul}}
* '''UsefulNotes/UnitedArabEmirates'''
->Capital: Abu Dhabi
->Largest City: UsefulNotes/{{Dubai}}
* '''UsefulNotes/{{Yemen}}'''
->Capital & Largest City: Sana'a

!!Caucasus (Geographically a part of Asia, culturally a part of both Europe and Western Asia)
* '''UsefulNotes/{{Armenia}}'''
->Capital & Largest City: Yerevan
* '''UsefulNotes/{{Azerbaijan}} (Transcontinental)'''
->Capital & Largest City: Baku
* '''UsefulNotes/{{Georgia}} (Transcontinental)'''
->Capital & Largest City: T'bilisi

!!South Asia
* '''UsefulNotes/{{Afghanistan}} (Sometimes included in the Middle East)'''
->Capital & Largest City: Kabul
* '''UsefulNotes/{{Bangladesh}}'''
->Capital & Largest City: Dhaka
* '''UsefulNotes/{{Bhutan}}'''
->Capital & Largest City: Thimphu
* '''UsefulNotes/{{India}}'''
->Capital: New Delhi
->Largest City: Mumbai (Bombay)
* '''UsefulNotes/{{Maldives}}'''
->Capital & Largest City: Malé
* '''UsefulNotes/{{Nepal}}'''
->Capital & Largest City: Kathmandu
* '''UsefulNotes/{{Pakistan}} (Sometimes included in the Middle East)'''
->Capital: Islamabad
->Largest City: Karachi
* '''UsefulNotes/SriLanka'''
->Capital: Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte
->Largest City: Colombo

!!Central Asia/Turkestan
* '''UsefulNotes/{{Kazakhstan}} (Transcontinental)'''
->Capital: Astana
->Largest City: Almaty
* '''UsefulNotes/{{Kyrgyzstan}}'''
->Capital & Largest City: Bishkek
* '''UsefulNotes/{{Tajikistan}}'''
->Capital & Largest City: Dushanbe
* '''UsefulNotes/{{Turkmenistan}}'''
->Capital & Largest City: Ashgabat
* '''UsefulNotes/{{Uzbekistan}}'''
->Capital & Largest City: Tashkent

!!Southeastern Asia
* '''UsefulNotes/{{Brunei}}'''
->Capital & Largest City: Bandar Seri Begawan
* '''UsefulNotes/{{Cambodia}}'''
->Capital & Largest City: Phnom Penh
* '''UsefulNotes/{{Indonesia}}'''
->Capital & Largest City: Jakarta
* '''UsefulNotes/{{Laos}}'''
->Capital & Largest City: Vientiane
* '''UsefulNotes/{{Malaysia}}'''
->Capital: Kuala Lumpur (national), Putrajaya (administrative)
->Largest City: Kuala Lumpur
* '''UsefulNotes/{{Philippines}}'''
->Capital: Manila
->Largest City: Quezon City
* '''UsefulNotes/{{Singapore}}'''
->Capital & Largest City: Singapore
* '''UsefulNotes/{{Thailand}}'''
->Capital & Largest City: Bangkok
* '''UsefulNotes/ThatSouthEastAsianCountry (Myanmar/Burma)'''
->Capital: Naypyidaw
->Largest City: Yangon (Rangoon)
* '''UsefulNotes/TimorLeste (East Timor)'''
->Capital & Largest City: Dili
* '''UsefulNotes/{{Vietnam}}'''
->Capital: Hanoi
->Largest City: Ho Chi Minh City

!!East Asia
* '''[[UsefulNotes/{{China}} People's Republic of China]]'''
->Capital: [[UsefulNotes/BicycleCity Beijing]]
->Largest City: UsefulNotes/{{Shanghai}}
* '''UsefulNotes/{{Japan}}'''
->Capital & Largest City: UsefulNotes/{{Tokyo}}
* '''UsefulNotes/{{Mongolia}}'''
->Capital & Largest City: Ulaanbaatar (Ulan Bator)
* '''UsefulNotes/NorthKorea'''
->Capital & Largest City: Pyongyang
* '''UsefulNotes/SouthKorea'''
->Capital & Largest City: Seoul

!!North Asia
* '''UsefulNotes/{{Russia}} (Officially called Russian Federation, Transcontinental)'''
->Capital & Largest City: UsefulNotes/{{Moscow}}

!!Other entities
* '''UsefulNotes/{{Abkhazia}} (De facto independent country, claimed by Georgia)'''
->Capital & Largest City: Sukhumi
* '''UsefulNotes/HongKong (Belongs to the People's Republic of China)'''
->Capital: Hong Kong
* '''UsefulNotes/{{Macau}} (Belongs to the People's Republic of China)'''
->Capital: Macau
* '''UsefulNotes/PalestinianTerritories'''
->Capital: Jerusalem (claimed), Ramallah (de facto)
->Largest City: Gaza City
* '''UsefulNotes/{{Taiwan}} (De facto independent country under the name of Republic of China, claimed by People's Republic of China)'''
->Capital: Taipei
->Largest City: New Taipei City
* '''UsefulNotes/{{Tibet}} (Belongs to the People's Republic of China)'''
->Capital & Largest City: Lhasa
* '''UsefulNotes/{{Manchuria}} (Belongs to the People's Republic of China, of [[Literature/TheManchurianCandidate candidate]] fame)'''
->Capital: Changchun (during the Manchukuo era)
->Largest City: Shenyang
* '''UsefulNotes/NagornoKarabakh (De facto independent country, claimed by Azerbaijan)'''
-> Capital & Largest City: Stepanakert
* '''UsefulNotes/NorthCyprus (De facto independent country, claimed by Cyprus)'''
-> Capital & Largest City: North Nicosia
* '''UsefulNotes/SouthOssetia (De facto independent country, claimed by Georgia)'''
-> Capital & Largest City: Tskhinvali
[[/index]]

!Defunct countries, empires, kingdoms, and so on
* UsefulNotes/DynastiesFromShangToQing
* UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan
* UsefulNotes/TheRaj
* SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn

!Useful Notes and Other Articles Related to Asia and Asian Cultures
!! Asia in General
* UsefulNotes/{{Buddhism}}
* UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}}
* ForcesWithFirepower
** UsefulNotes/ChineseWithChopperSupport (UsefulNotes/{{China}})
*** UsefulNotes/TheDragonsTeeth (China's nuclear weapons)
** UsefulNotes/FilipinosWithFirearms (UsefulNotes/{{Philippines}})
** UsefulNotes/IndiansWithIglas (UsefulNotes/{{India}})
*** UsefulNotes/TheThirdEyeOfBharat (India's nuclear weapons)
** UsefulNotes/IndonesiansWithInfantry (UsefulNotes/{{Indonesia}})
** UsefulNotes/IraqisWithILAVs (Post-Saddam [[UsefulNotes/{{Iraq}} Iraqi]] military)
*** UsefulNotes/TheRoarOfTheLionOfBabylon (Saddam Hussein-era Iraqi military)
** UsefulNotes/IsraelisWithInfraredMissiles (UsefulNotes/{{Israel}})
*** UsefulNotes/TheSamsonOption (Israel's nuclear weapons)
** UsefulNotes/KaijuDefenseForce (Modern UsefulNotes/{{Japan}})
*** UsefulNotes/KatanasOfTheRisingSun (UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan)
*** UsefulNotes/NihonjinWithNaginata (Feudal Japan)
** UsefulNotes/KiplingsFinest (UsefulNotes/TheRaj)
** UsefulNotes/NepaliWithNastyKnives (The Gurkhas of UsefulNotes/{{Nepal}})
** UsefulNotes/NorthKoreansWithNodongs (UsefulNotes/NorthKorea)
** UsefulNotes/PakistanisWithPanters (UsefulNotes/{{Pakistan}})
*** UsefulNotes/PakAttack (Pakistan's nuclear weapons)
** UsefulNotes/PersiansWithPistols (UsefulNotes/{{Iran}})
** UsefulNotes/TheOtherChineseArmy (Republic of China[=/=]UsefulNotes/{{Taiwan}})
** UsefulNotes/SaudisWithSabers (UsefulNotes/SaudiArabia)
** UsefulNotes/SingaporeansWithStealthFrigates (UsefulNotes/{{Singapore}})
** UsefulNotes/SouthKoreansWithMarines (UsefulNotes/SouthKorea)
** UsefulNotes/ThaiFighters (UsefulNotes/{{Thailand}})
** UsefulNotes/VietnameseWithKalashnikovs (UsefulNotes/{{Vietnam}})
*** UsefulNotes/SouthVietnameseWithSkyraiders (South Vietnam)
** UsefulNotes/WarriorsOfDesertWinds (UsefulNotes/{{Jordan}})
* UsefulNotes/{{Gnosticism}}
* UsefulNotes/GreenIsBlue
* UsefulNotes/{{Hinduism}}
* UsefulNotes/{{Judaism}}
* UsefulNotes/{{Islam}}
* ShanghaiCooperationOrganisation
* UsefulNotes/{{Sikhism}}
* UsefulNotes/{{Taoism}}
* UsefulNotes/TheSilkRoad
* Main/TheWarOnTerror
* UsefulNotes/{{Zoroastrianism}}

!! East Asia
''See UsefulNotes/{{China}}, UsefulNotes/{{Japan}} and UsefulNotes/SouthKorea for everything solely related to those countries, especially in contemporary history or culture''
* UsefulNotes/AnimeAndManga (included since there's also Chinese and Korean Manga)
* Myth/ChineseMythology
* UsefulNotes/FirstSinoJapaneseWar
* Myth/JapaneseMythology
* Myth/KoreanMythology
* UsefulNotes/TheKoreanWar
* UsefulNotes/RussoJapaneseWar
* UsefulNotes/SecondSinoJapaneseWar

!! South Asia
''See UsefulNotes/{{India}} for everything solely related to that country, especially in contemporary culture''
* UsefulNotes/HinduMythology
* UsefulNotes/TheIndoPakistanConflict
** UsefulNotes/TheKashmirQuestion
* UsefulNotes/ThePartitionOfIndia
* UsefulNotes/SovietInvasionOfAfghanistan
* SriLankanCivilWar
* Main/TypeCaste

!! Southeast Asia
* UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar

!! Middle East
''See UsefulNotes/{{Israel}} for everything solely related to that country''
* UsefulNotes/ArabIsraeliConflict
* UsefulNotes/ArabicLanguage
* UsefulNotes/TheArabSpring
* UsefulNotes/TheCrusades
* UsefulNotes/TheGulfWar
* UsefulNotes/TheHashshashin
* UsefulNotes/HebrewMythology
* UsefulNotes/IranIraqWar
* UsefulNotes/JewishRevolts
* UsefulNotes/TheMaccabeanRevolt
* UsefulNotes/MesopotamianMythology
* UsefulNotes/PersianMythology
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