Background: The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century; the islands were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence after Japan's surrender, but it required four years of intermittent negotiations, recurring hostilities, and UN mediation before the Netherlands agreed to relinquish its colony. Indonesia is the world's largest archipelagic state. Current issues include: alleviating widespread poverty, preventing terrorism, continuing the transition to popularly-elected governments after four decades of authoritarianism, implementing reforms of the banking sector, addressing charges of cronyism and corruption, and holding the military and police accountable for human rights violations. Indonesia has been dealing with armed separatist movements in Aceh and in Papua.
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- February 12th 2013 DEMON DRAGONS AND BEAUTIFUL BALI
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- February 2nd 2012 Ashram & Galungan Celebration
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- January 22nd 2012 Chinese New Year Holidays in Bali
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- February 21st 2010 Gendong Gandhi Ashram, Candidasa, Bali
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- November 8th 2009 Taking a well-earned break on the Island of Gods
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