History of Indonesia

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  • Culminating Activity Analysis

    Sissi Zheng Source 1: News, BBC. "Looking into the Massacres of Indonesia's past." BBC News. BBC, 02 June 2016. Web. 04 Dec. 2016 Summary This article investigates one of the darkest chapters of Indonesian history in 1965, the anti-communist purge, based on the reports' interviews with the locals. As many as 1 million civilians were slaughtered, and the killers were never prosecuted. Instead, they ascended to the highest positions in government and lorded their violence over a populace that has been scared into silence. Furthermore, the article states that the U.S. government had a role in the massacre, which targeted Communists during the Cold War. There is proof that the American Embassy gave…

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  • The Indonesian Genocide

    ethnic group. The Indonesian genocide was an invasion by Indonesia on East Timor. East Timor is a country that was a Portuguese colony up until 1975 when the country gained its independence from Portugal and Indonesian control in the West. Right before the invasion, President Ford was reported to have visited Indonesia, which has been assumed to have symbolized his permission for Indonesia to invade the East Timor country. This invasion has killed an estimated…

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  • Analysis Of The Ceram Creation Myth

    The myth that I chose, researched, and presented was The Ceram Creation Myth. This myth originated from the Molucca Islands in Eastern Indonesia. It expresses the belief of fertility, or life from death. The Ceram Creation Myth is very unique and can be seen as different from other myths. After studying it, I have noticed that this myth has a divergent storyline than most. As written by Karen Armstrong, “...mythology is an art form that points beyond history…”(“What is a Myth?”, page 7) Thus,…

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  • Importance Of Tourism Indonesia

    Travel and tourism is an important economic activity in most countries around the world. Indonesia is one of the world’s most remarkable geographical areas where the various natural and cultural resources offer major tourism attractions. Basically, the Southeast Asian Country of Indonesia consists of more than 17,000 tropical and volcanic islands that straddle the equator between the Indian and pacific oceans. Indonesia is a home to more than 300 ethnic groups with approximately 500 spoken…

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  • India Case Study

    Indonesia is one of the very few nations on earth to span such a broad spectrum of world history and human civilization. Indonesia is made up of 17,000 islands (Indonesia, 2002). The population of nearly 220 million people is derived from 300 ethnic groups who speak over 250 distinct languages. Muslim or Hindu, Buddhist or Christian, Indonesians are free to workshop their own faith, provided they adhere to the Pancasila creed, aimed at preserving harmony (2002). Indonesia has the world’s…

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  • Examples Of External Invasions

    Classical Indonesia, although not called Indonesia at the time, began with the early records of the Srivijayan society during the 7th century until the 11th century. In between those centuries, we also encountered the Sailendra dynasty from the 8th century until 9th century. Then, in the 14th century, the Majapahit empire rose to power, and to this day remains as one of the greatest empires of Indonesia. Next, Early Modern Indonesia mainly consisted of the Kingdom of Mataram, which was located…

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  • The Importance Of Peat Forest In Indonesia

    Nowadays, forest performs a significant role our daily life. One of them is peat land forest. Peat land can be found in almost every country in the world. In Southeast Asia there are 27 million hectares of peat lands, of which 83% is located in Indonesia (Wetlands International, 2014). According to Wetlands International, (2014, p. 1) “Peat land is wetlands with a thick organic soil layer (peat) made up from dead and decaying plant material”. However, despite the fact that peat land has an…

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  • The Impact Of Dutch Colonization On Indonesia

    69 years had passed, but not forgotten, the time of the Dutch Colonization. After a terrorizing 347 years, Indonesia is finally free. Free, but affected. Dutch had left an imprint in Indonesia in so many ways you can't even imagine. The tactics of the Dutch on taking over Indonesia were very intelligent and the impacts it had made in Indonesia both intellectually and economically were very drastic. To discuss in-depth about the thesis above, the following topics would be explained in the…

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  • Haze Pollution Essay

    2013 named as the most terrible trans-boundary haze pollution blanked Singapore air in history (Onn 2013). Haze turns into hazardous status as Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) reached 400 (BBC 2013). PSI is an index to show day-to-day levels of air quality monitored by National Environment Agency (NEA) (NEA 2013). PSI considered dangerous condition if reach over 300 (NEA 2013). 2013 haze crises also increase public concern on the effect of haze in health,…

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  • The Developmental State Theory: A Recipe For Sustained Economic Growth

    be derived from the literature concerning this topic, Indonesia has had a mixed record within the discourse (Stubbs 2009, p.7; Hayashi 2010, pp.51–55). Vu (2007, pp.44–47) contends that Indonesia can be regarded as a DS due to the state developmental structures. This notion is also supported by a number of other scholars (Gainsborough, 2009:1318; Leftwich, 1995, 2010) albeit with some caveats. Hayashi (2010, p.54) for example, focused on the political transition period from Sukarto to Suharto…

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