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Japanese Occupation of Indonesia

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This article quotes two major Japanese plays that reference the Japanese occupation of Indonesia. Before Japanese occupation the Dutch had controlled Indonesia as a set of colonies. Until the start of Japanese invasion of Asia and Indonesia the Dutch ruled but the Dutch empire fell when they invaded. This occupation was a key part of Japanese hard offense at the beginning of WWII and there downfall at the end. One of the plays say "Pirates have landed. They come to the Island" (Takarazuka 46). This shows how the Indonesian natives saw the incoming Japanese.

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The Origins of the Indonesian Nation: The Indonesian Revolution of 1945-49 | USINDO

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The goal of this website is to spread understanding of Indonesia's History, Culture, and politics. They for fill this Mission by helping to work with Government, Leaders, Non-Government Officials, and the media. They provide detailed Information almost everything about Indonesia. The website provides the Governmental history of Indonesian including there battle for Independence against the Dutch, Japanese, and British forces. 

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Perburuan

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Novel pendek PAT – ditulis semasa ia di dalam penjara – memaksa kita mengingat-ngingat terus bahwa kebebasan tidak bisa dianggap gampang ...
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The Fugitive is a historical fiction story, it takes place in a Javanese town called Blora on the night before and the day of the Japanese surrender to the Allied forces. The main character Hardo and his friend Dipo are fugitives trying to evade the Japanese Millitary who they had allied with six months before in an attempt to drive out the Dutch settlers so they could gain their own independence, but the third Co-Conspirator betrayed them. The beginning starts out 6 months after this failed revolt, with Hardo trying to visit his fiancee named Ningsih. Hardo is being hunted by the Japanese forces so he dresses like a beggar and doesn't tell anyone who he is even his dad in fear that his dad knowing where he is could put his life in jeopardy. Although Hardo takes precautions by disguising himself to hide from the Japanese Military he ends up putting his Fiancee, his Dads, and His friends life and most of all his own by attempting to contact them. After being caught by the Japanese forces he is tortured and put through many trials to survive his own hell. 

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GIC | Article

GIC | Article | Indonesia | Scoop.it
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Dutch Empire colonizes Asia and the Indies to secure resources and trade routes in the 17th century. Towards the 18th century the Dutch Empire aims to close there borders and control their colonies more strictly. In the 19th century the Dutch had wars with the indigenous people. Mid 19th Century the Dutch rule is limited to East Java. The Dutch Indies became a hot spot for investments and development around 1910. Political parties representing the indigenous people were shut down every time by the Dutch Colonist and in 1918 all political parties besides the Dutch were removed. Violently repressed 1926 soviet rise. With the start of WWII the Japanese invades Asia and the Indies toppling the Dutch empire. In 1945 radical leaders attempted to start a revolution. The war lasted 4 years. After the War the Dutch seeked to rebuild invest and make money. In the end towards 1980 the dutch began to decolonize the indies.

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Indonesia | National Geographic Channel

Indonesia | National Geographic Channel | Indonesia | Scoop.it
Chris Parnell spent 11 years in a prison nightmare when he was locked up in Indonesia after being convicted of smuggling hashish in 1985.
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This video tells the story of a Australian man being locked up abroad in Indonesia in 1985. The main Character Chris Parnell is on a trip to Indonesia with his wife when in the middle of the night at the hotel the police rade his room and take him the Police station. There Parnell is being interrogated for something he didn't do; Smuggling Hashish into Indonesia. Being accused of smuggling Hashish into Indonesia this a very big criminal offense there and can lead to the death penalty. He claims to be crazy in attempt to get out of prison; At the Psych Ward they send him too he attempts to escape but is caught. After he is promptly sent to one of the toughest prisons in Indonesia where he attempts escape 11 times until a member of a prison Gang attempts to kill him but he lives. He is than released after Australians find out about whats happened to him.

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Burung-Burung Manyar

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A landmark novel, The Weaverbirds is a tale of both physical and spiritual struggle, spanning the formative days of Indonesian independen...
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As my next book to read similiar to this selection I would pick Burung-Burung Manyar. This book tells a story of Indonesian Independence and the oil crisis in the 70's. That means it takes place 10 years after my book ends which is interesting because brings me to what the actual Indonesian Indpendence is like.

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GIC | Article

GIC | Article | Indonesia | Scoop.it
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Midevil geographers referred to the Islands between Asia and India. Javanese people are known to live in Indonesia. Javanese people are considered to be a regional culture in east indonesia. The Dutch colonized the Indies but the Javanese culture seemed to have replaced the old dutch colonization. Javanese arrived as early as 3000 bc to Indonesia. 10th century the Javanese-Hindu group moved to East Java. 15th century ports fell to the musilms. Dutch took control in 1799. after WWII the british came back to established the dutch rule in Java which collapsed when the Japanese invaded indonesia. during the time after WWII there were mass killings over rural lands in Java. Majority of Javanese people are Muslim all tho most are not the same middle eastern Muslim most people think about. They are less radical about following the quaran.

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