What were some important moments for Indonesia?

Year Event
1914 World War I breaks out; the Netherlands is a neutral country in the war.
1917 East Indies trade with Europe cut off by the war.
1919 Mt Kelud in East Java erupts with a deathtoll of around 5,000 people.
1920 Communist Party of Indonesia (PKI) is founded. Economic downturn.

What was happening in Indonesia in 1999?

The 1999 East Timorese crisis began with attacks by pro-Indonesia militia groups on civilians, and expanded to general violence throughout the country, centred in the capital Dili. The violence intensified after a majority of eligible East Timorese voters chose independence from Indonesia.

Is there any historical discovery in Indonesia?

In January 2021, archaeologists announced the discovery of at least 45,500 years old cave art in Leang Tedongnge cave. According to the journal Science Advances, cave painting of warty pig is the earliest evidence of human settlement of the region.

Who is the most famous person in Indonesia?

The most Indonesian celebrity of all, at around one million years old, is Pithecanthropus, also known as Java Man.

What is the brief history of Indonesia?

Indonesian history

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 before the Netherlands agreed to relinquish its colony.

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How long did Dutch occupy Indonesia?

For example, when you talk to an Indonesian individual about the colonial period (whether the individual is highly educated or uneducated) he/she will say that Indonesia was colonized by the Dutch for three and a half centuries.

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