Portuguese, Dutch & British in Indonesia

In their search for spices, the Portuguese arrived in Indonesia in 1511, after their conquest of the Islamic kingdom of Malacca on the Malay Peninsula. They were followed by the Spaniards. Both began to propagate Christianity and were most successful in Maluku, also known as the Moluccas. The Beginning Of Dutch Colonialism Meanwhile, the Dutch […]

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Still living dangerously

REBELLION : Desperate to stop increasingly violent trouble spots from disintegrating into permanent war zones, the Indonesian government and military try everything from appeasement to infiltration to silence independence militias, all to little avail Dini Djalal in West Papua And Aceh Members of the Free Papua Movement drill with their primitive weapons in Baliem Valley, […]

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