Republik Indonesia
  • John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


In the 16th century Portuguese traders in quest of spices settled in some of the islands, but were ejected by the British, who in turn were ousted by the Dutch (1595). From 1602 the Netherlands East India Company conquered the Netherlands East Indies, and ruled them until the dissolution of the company in 1798. Thereafter the Netherlands Government ruled the colony from 1816 to 1941, when it was occupied by the Japanese until 1945. An independent republic was proclaimed by Dr Sukarno and Dr Hatta on 17 Aug. 1945.


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Further Reading

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  12. Thoolen, H., Indonesia and the Rule of Law. London, 1987Google Scholar

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