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Asia

Asia  

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The largest continent in the world, occupying a third of its land surface. Asia stretches from the Arctic to the Equator and from the Ural Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. Asia includes the Indian ...
Batavia

Batavia  

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The former name (until 1949) of Jakarta in Indonesia.
Dutch East Indies

Dutch East Indies  

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The former name (until 1949) of Indonesia under Dutch colonial rule.
East Timor

East Timor  

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Australian military contact with East Timor began in 1942 when the 2/2nd Independent Company, part of Sparrow Force, was deployed to resist an expected Japanese invasion. Both the 2/2nd and ...
Indonesian Revolution

Indonesian Revolution  

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(1945–49)Nationalist struggle for independence from Dutch rule in Indonesia. In 1945, Sukarno proclaimed Indonesia's independence. Attempts by the Dutch to re-establish their colonial administration ...
Konfrontasi

Konfrontasi  

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Diplomatic and military confrontation between Indonesia and Malaysia (1963–66). It centred on the formation of the Federation of Malaysia (1963), which President Sukarno saw as a Western-inspired ...
Malaysia

Malaysia  

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Malaysia's ruling party is coming under increasing pressure.Malaysia has an unusual geographical composition. Its territory is evenly divided between a portion on the Asian mainland and a similar ...
Pacific campaign

Pacific campaign  

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(1941–45)The naval and amphibious engagements in the Pacific during World War II. The war spread to the Pacific when Japanese aircraft attacked the US naval base of Pearl Harbor in 1941. Japan was ...
Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea  

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Is an independent monarchy within the Commonwealth with the queen as head of state. It is formed by the eastern half of the large island of New Guinea together with a number of adjacent islands to ...
Suharto

Suharto  

(1921–2008)Indonesian statesman and general. Having played a prominent role in the Indonesian Revolution, he became chief-of-staff of the army in 1965. He crushed a communist coup attempt by the PKI ...

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