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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- July 12th 2012 Count Your Blessings
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- May 9th 2012 Magical Indonesia
by Words: 831 Photos: 10
- February 29th 2012 Ausstehende Tauchfotos von Bunaken und Togian Islands, Sulawesi, Indonesien (verrückte Tierwelt)
by Words: 101 Photos: 62
- January 24th 2012 Beautiful Bangka
by Words: 1440 Photos: 19
- October 3rd 2011 Sulawesi Sued nach Nord in 2 Monaten weiter nach Kuala Lumpur und Bangkok
by Words: 2380 Photos: 74
- August 6th 2011 Viimeistä viedään
by Words: 1083 Photos: 5
- March 2nd 2011 Deep underwater. Deep, deep underwater & The End
by Words: 3327 Photos: 25
- January 30th 2011 It's not cute, it's a vicious killer!
by Words: 2388 Photos: 22
- October 25th 2010 Manado Bites: The Meaning of Life?
by Words: 2003 Photos: 5
- July 14th 2010 D-fens eli rankka päivä
by Words: 351 Photos: 4
- June 6th 2010 voyageur a l'arrêt
by Words: 171 Photos: 44
- October 27th 2009 Paradise Islands and Crazy Volcano
by Words: 1212 Photos: 5
- September 27th 2009 Gangga Island. A Divers Paradise in Indonesia
by Words: 1096 Photos: 12
- July 18th 2009 Duiken op Sulawesi
by Words: 5347 Photos: 52
- July 14th 2009 Bunaken
by Words: 711 Photos: 5
- July 11th 2009 Tangkoko National Park -- tarsier land
by Words: 1874 Photos: 17
- March 2nd 2009 Welcome to my paradise...
by Words: 1120 Photos: 11
- October 30th 2008 Sulawesi
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- October 24th 2008 Welcome to the jungle!!!
by Words: 198 Photos: 3
- October 20th 2008 Diving with Turtles!!
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