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Indonesian History

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    Dutch colonists, in 1670, bring the whole of Indonesia under one government as the Dutch East Indies. In 1942, they are forced to leave.
  • Japan

    Japan invades Dutch East Indies and took over indonesia during world war 2.
  • The war ends

    The war ends
    World War 2 ends and Japan is removed from Indonesia. This helps indonesia claim its independence.
  • Independence!

    The dutch reconizes independance after 4 years of war.
  • Maluku

    Maluku islands declare independance from Indonesia but lose to the Indonesian army and are reincorporated.
  • Papua

    The dutch agree to give west papua to Indonesia.
  • Period: to

    Suharto is in power

    Communist Suharto comes to power for 31 years.
  • East Timur

    East Timur
    Portugal grants East Timur independence.
  • Asian Economic Crisis

    The rupiah falls because of Asian Economic Crisis
  • Drought

    It was reported that drought has destroyed crops across the Indonesia and forced up to 1 million villagers into a famine diet. Forest and scrub fires continued to burn out of control. 750,000 acres of bush land had burned. It was the worst drought in 50 years.
  • Suharto

    Suharto's power ends and everybody is happy.
  • UN

    East Timor votes for independence in UN-sponsored referendum, after which anti-independence militia go on the rampage. East Timor comes under UN administration. Abdurrahman Wahid (Gus Dur) becomes president.
  • East Timur

    East Timur
    East Timur becomes independent again.
  • Voting

    Constitutional changes are seen as a step towards democracy. For the first time, voters will be able to elect a president and vice president.
  • Anti-smoking

    An anti-smoking group reported that some 400,000 people die each year from smoking-related illnesses. Anti-smoking groups teamed up with Muhammadiyah, the country’s 2nd largest Islamic organization, to issue a fatwa declaring smoking haram, i.e. forbidden under Islam.
  • Mr. Merapi

    Mr. Merapi
    Indonesia’s Mount Merapi volcano erupted, prompting terrified villagers to flee and join the thousands already evacuated from its slopes.
  • US president

    US president
    US President Barack Obama visits, hailing Indonesia as an example of how a developing nation can embrace democracy and diversity.
  • Mt.Merapi

    In Indonesia searing gas avalanched down the Mount Merapi volcano with a thunderous roar, torching houses and trees and incinerating villagers as they fled. About 70 more people were killed raising the death toll to 122.
  • Conclusions of Merapi

    Conclusions of Merapi
    In Indonesia the death toll from the Mount Merapi volcano rose to 304 after more victims succumbed to severe burns and illnesses.