Republik Indonesia
  • Brian Hunter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


HISTORY. In the 16th century Portuguese traders in quest of spices settled in some of the islands, but were ejected by the British, who in turn were ousted by the Dutch (1595). The Netherlands East India Company ran the Netherlands East Indies from 1602 to 1798. Thereafter the Netherlands Government ruled the colony from 1816 to 1941, when it was occupied by the Japanese until 1945. An independent republic was proclaimed on 17 Aug. 1945.


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Further Reading

  1. Bee, O. J., The Petroleum Resources of Indonesia. OUP, 1982CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Cribb, R., Historical Dictionary of Indonesia. Metuchen (NJ), 1993Google Scholar
  3. International Commission of Jurists, Indonesia and the Rule of Law. London, 1987Google Scholar
  4. Kim, T. J. etal., Spatial Development in Indonesia. Aldershot, 1992Google Scholar
  5. Krausse, G. H. and Krausse, S. C. E., Indonesia [Bibliography). Oxford and Santa Barbara (CA), 1994Google Scholar
  6. Palmier, L., Undeistanding Indonesia. London, 1986Google Scholar
  7. Rickefs, M. C., A History of Modern Indonesia since 1300. London, 1993CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. Schwartz, A., A Nation in Wailing: Indonesia in the 1990s. London, 1994Google Scholar
  9. Thoolen, H., Indonesia and the Rule of Law. London, 1987Google Scholar
  10. Vatikiotis, M.R.J., Indonesian Politics under Suharto: Order. Development and Pressure for Change. 2nd ed. London, 1994Google Scholar

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