Why do Southeast Asian countries have a lower state of civilization compared to the Sinosphere?

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Why do Southeast Asia countries like Indonesia have a lower state or sophistication of civilization compared to Northeast Asia or the Sinosphere? Although the exception to this could be the Angkor civilization, and possibly Thailand? I guess you have studies pointing out that countries like Indonesia and the Philippines have IQ scores up to 20 points lower than China, Taiwan, Korea, or Japan, but that really is a hot potato.
 
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