Dutch Docu Channel – Indonesian War Of Independence

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The Indonesian National Revolution or Indonesian War of Independence was an armed conflict and diplomatic struggle between Indonesia and the Dutch Empire, and an internal social revolution. It took place between Indonesia’s declaration of independence in 1945 and the Netherlands’ recognition of Indonesia’s independence at the end of 1949.

One of the largest revolutions of the twentieth century, the struggle lasted for over four years and involved sporadic but bloody armed conflict, internal Indonesian political and communal upheavals, and two major international diplomatic interventions. Dutch forces were not able to prevail over the Indonesians, but were strong enough to resist being expelled. Although Dutch forces could control the towns and cities in Republican heartlands on Java and Sumatra, they could not control villages and the countryside. Thus, the Republic of Indonesia ultimately prevailed as much through international diplomacy as it did through Indonesian determination in the armed conflicts on Java and other islands.

The revolution destroyed the colonial administration of the Dutch East Indies which had ruled from the other side of the world. It also significantly changed racial castes, as well as reducing the power of many of the local rulers (raja). It did not significantly improve the economic or political fortune of the majority of the population, though a few Indonesians were able to gain a larger role in commerce.

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  1. Andrew Johnson
    March 6th, 2020 @ 4:40 am

    The Youtube/Facebook site calling itself “Dutch Docu Channel” behaves like one of the Indonesian social media (hoax) agents.
    In 1945 when Japan sent orders for its officers to surrender, some 3000 Japanese officers guilty of war crimes defected with their arms to Sukarno’s militia and were known as the “Black Fan” terrorists. Although Sukarno and his militia alleged it was a ‘war of independence’, it was being conducted AFTER the Netherlands made itself legally obligated to liberate the ‘East Indies’ in accordance with article 73 of the 1945 Charter of the United Nations, and the Netherlands assertion at the first UN session in 1946 that the ‘East Indies’ was a non-self-governing territory as referenced in article 73. The true purpose of the Indonesian war against the Dutch *may* have been a desire to prevent a referendum & voting rights so that Sukarno & his militia could become the ruling powers of Indonesia.
    Then after the United Nations recognised the “United States of Indonesia” in 1949 as the lawful sovereign government, Sukarno and his militia pressed the fifteen other States and regions to submit to Sukarno’s “Republic” in Java; again the purpose *may* have been a desire by Sukarno to appoint himself & his militia as the un-elected rulers of the now occupied territories.

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