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Lombok 131

A Modern Conflict

March 6th 2011
Sunday March 6th, 2011 Java Sea Latitude 5 degrees 15 minutes’ south- Longitude 112 degrees 28 minutes’ south I am struck by the complete paradox that is the Indonesian Island of Lombok. Much less developed than the neighboring island of Bali, Lombok is still rural and primitive. A lot of the people there live in abject poverty. Some don’t even have or use money; they simply trade t ... 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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