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Asia, also referred to as the Orient, was the largest continent on Earth; it made up a majority of the Eurasian landmass.

During the 19th and 20th centuries, the Orient Express was a train route that traveled from Paris, in Western Europe, to Istanbul, located in Western Asia. (TNG: "Emergence")

In the same century, the Asian continent was a location of many Brush Wars fought by the two main opponents in the Cold War, the USSR and the USA, where these two supplied different groups with weapons to gain influence in Asia, but to prevent a full-scale war. This situation was similar to the involvement of the Federation and the Klingon Empire on the planet Neural in the mid-23rd century as was remarked by Captain Kirk. (TOS: "A Private Little War")

In 1968, a government coup took place in Asia which was considered by Spock to have been "dangerous" for Earth's political development. (TOS: "Assignment: Earth")

In the real 1968 a coup took place in one Asian country, in Iraq.

In 1992, Khan Noonien Singh rose to power in Asia. (TOS: "Space Seed")

In 2153, the first prototype of the Xindi superweapon self-destructed over Earth; portions of this probe were recovered by a Vulcan ship in Central Asia, due to an undetonated charge in the vessel's engine. (ENT: "The Expanse")

A 21st century-era political map of Earth was stored in the USS Enterprise's library computer in 2254. The Asian continent was seen on this map. This map was among the materials viewed by the Talosians when they scanned the Enterprise computer. (TOS-R: "The Cage")

When Worf was a child, he went camping in Asia with his foster father Sergey Rozhenko in the Ural Mountains, which lie approximately 2,000 kilometers east of Minsk. (DS9: "Change of Heart")

The USS Mekong was named after a river in Southeast Asia.

Background information Edit

The maps used in the original "The Cage" were published in the early 1960s. The landmass of Asia was seen on two political maps of the northern hemisphere. Decades later, the map used in the remastered "The Cage" was a Central Intelligence Agency map published either in April 2007 [1] or September 2008 [2]. The difference, which was not noticeable at the resolution of the image from the episode, was the addition of Kosovo, which gained its independence between the releases. From 2007 on, there was a remark about claimant rights to Antarctica; the next release was in January 2011 (two years after the "The Cage" remastered was broadcast). [3] The United Nations had divided Asia into five sub-regions. [4] Capitals and major cities were from the CIA maps.


Country Capital Notes
Afghanistan Kabul A southern Asian country. Major cities - Herat, Kandahar.
Armenia Yerevan A western Asian country.
Azerbaijan Baku A western Asian country.
Bahrain Manama A western Asian country.
Bangladesh Dhaka A southern Asian country.
Bhutan Thimpu A southern Asian country.
Brunei Bandar Seri Begawan A south-eastern Asian country.
Burma Nay Pyi Taw A south-eastern Asian country. Major city - Mandalay.
Cambodia Phnom Penh A south-eastern Asian country.
China Beijing A country in eastern Asia. Major cities - Baotou, Changchun, Changsha, Changqing, Chengdu, Dalian, Datang, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Hangchou, Harbin, Hefei, Hong Kong S.A.R., Jilin, Jinan, Kashi, Kunming, Lanzhou, Lhasa, Macao S.A.R., Nanchang, Nanjing, Nanning, Nantang, Ningbo, Qingdao, Shanghai, Shantou, Shenyang, Shijiazhuang, Taiyuan, Tianjin, Ürümqi, Wuhan, Yantai, Xiamen, Xi'an, Zhanliang, Zhengzhou, Zibo.
Cyprus Nicosia A western Asian country.
Georgia Tbilisi A western Asian country.
India New Delhi A southern Asian country. Major cities - Agra, Ahmadabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Calicut, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Hyderabad Indore, Jaipur, Jamshedpur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Pune, Surat, Vijayawada, Vishakhapatnam.
Indonesia Jakarta A south-eastern Asian country. Major cities - Banjarmasin, Bandung, Denpasar, Jayapura, Kupang, Makassar, Malang, Medan, Padang, Palembang, Pekanbaru, Pontianak, Samarinda, Semarang, Surabaya, Tanjungkarang-Telukbetung
Iran Tehran A southern Asian country. Major cities - Ahvaz, Esfahan, Kermanshah, Mashhad, Qom, Shiraz, Tabriz, Zāhedān.
Iraq Baghdad A western Asian country. Major cities - Al Başrah, Arbil, Mosul.
Israel Tel Aviv-Yafo A western Asian country. Major city - Jerusalem.
Japan Tokyo A eastern Asian country. Major city - Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Nagoya, Osaka, Sapporo, Yokohama.
Jordan Amman A western Asian country.
Kazakhstan Astana A central Asian country. Major cities - Almaty, Aqtaü (Aktau), Atyraü, Qaraghandy (Karaganda), Shymkent.
Kuwait Kuwait A western Asian country.
Kyrgyzstan Bishkek A central Asian country.
Laos Vientiane A south-eastern Asian country.
Lebanon Beirut A western Asian country.
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur A south-eastern Asian country.
Maldives Male A southern Asian country.
Mongolia Ulaanbaatar An eastern Asian country.
Nepal Kathmandu A southern Asian country.
North Korea Pyongyang A eastern Asian country.
Oman Muscat A western Asian country.
Pakistan Islamabad A southern Asian country. Major cities - Faisalabad, Hyderabad, Karachi, Lahore, Multan, Peshawar, Quetta.
Philippines Manila An eastern Asian country. Major cities - Cebu, Davao, Zamboanga.
Qatar Doha A western Asian country.
Saudi Arabia Riyadh A western Asian country. Major cities - Mecca, Medina, Jiddah.
Singapore Singapore A south-eastern Asian country.
South Korea Seoul An eastern Asian country. Major city - Pusan.
Sri Lanka Colombo A southern Asian country.
Syria Damascus A western Asian country. Major city - Aleppo.
Taiwan Taipei An eastern Asian country. Major city - Kao-hsiung.
Tajikistan Dushanbe A central Asian country.
Thailand Bangkok A south-eastern Asian country. Major city - Chiang Mai.
Timor-Leste Dili A south-eastern Asian country.
Turkey Ankara A western Asian country. Major cities - Adana, Bursa, Gaziantep, Istanbul, Izmir, Konya.
Turkmenistan Ashgabat A central Asian country.
United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi A western Asian country.
Uzbekistan Tashkent A central Asian country.
Vietnam Hanoi A south-eastern Asian country. Major cities - Da Nang, Haiphong, Ho Chi Minh City.
Yemen Sanaa A western Asian country. Major city - Aden.

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