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.
Blogs from Maluku
Latest Blogs from Maluku
- August 8th 2011 Undiscovered paradise: Haruku island
by Words: 464 Photos: 32
- February 19th 2011 Goodbye to the Islands of Maluku
by Words: 230 Photos: 0
- February 18th 2011 Kei Islands
by Words: 1053 Photos: 28
- February 6th 2011 Sailing the High Seas!
by Words: 626 Photos: 9
- February 2nd 2011 Snorkel trips and A Whole New World Under The Sea
by Words: 886 Photos: 47
- January 20th 2011 Climbing Ganung Api
by Words: 520 Photos: 9
- January 18th 2011 Vita Guesthouse
by Words: 523 Photos: 12
- January 17th 2011 The Spice Islands!
by Words: 814 Photos: 26
- January 14th 2011 Kota Saparua
by Words: 1381 Photos: 20
- January 11th 2011 ambon autre mecque du muck...
by Words: 129 Photos: 0
- January 10th 2011 Beaches of Ambon
by Words: 582 Photos: 9
- January 8th 2011 Banda Serenity
by Words: 114 Photos: 35
- January 7th 2011 Intrepid Explorers!
by Words: 891 Photos: 5
- January 4th 2011 Ambon in East Indo
by Words: 50 Photos: 11
- November 20th 2010 Banda Islands our third trip
by Words: 2381 Photos: 54
- September 25th 2010 Jouney FSLDKN XV Ambon Manise
by Words: 342 Photos: 0
- September 13th 2009 Banda Birthday!
by Words: 806 Photos: 15
- September 10th 2009 De laatste dagen van de trip...
by Words: 451 Photos: 27
- August 22nd 2009 Weer te veel om op te noemen!
by Words: 812 Photos: 0
- August 17th 2009 Een stukje paradijs op aarde
by Words: 544 Photos: 4