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Not-so-rough in the Jungle

January 26th 2011
Seventy five thousand years ago a large volcano blew its top leaving a massive crater in North Sumatra. Near the middle of the crater a slow flow of lava trickled from beneath the earth's crust, forming a big lump that would become samosir island whenever the crater filled with water. Creation through destruction is the lesson volcanoes are here to teach us. The idea of violence in a place as ... read more
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Indonesian Flag 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 hos... ... read more
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