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Political-Social Movements: Revolutionary: Indonesia
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In 1942 colonial rule over Indonesia ended with the defeat of the Dutch by the Japanese. When the imperial army was conquered in 1945 Indonesia declared its independence. A national liberation war of four years followed. Women's participation in the nationalist and revolutionary movement was considerable. Until 1965 Indonesia's first president, Sukarno, steered Indonesia on a nationalist and socialist course. The Communist …

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Wieringa, Saskia E., “Political-Social Movements: Revolutionary: Indonesia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0135b>
First published online: 2009

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