When did Indonesia became a republic?

How old is the Republic of Indonesia?

Indonesia

Republic of Indonesia Republik Indonesia (Indonesian)
• Proclaimed 17 August 1945
• Recognition 27 December 1949
Area
• Land 1,904,569 km2 (735,358 sq mi) (14th)

Who ruled Indonesia before WW2?

Japanese occupation of the Dutch East Indies

Japanese-occupied Dutch East Indies Ranryō Higashi Indo 蘭領東印度
Common languages Japanese, Indonesian
Government Military occupation
Emperor
• 1942–1945 Hirohito

Why did the Dutch leave Indonesia?

The US favoured Sukarno and Indonesian Independence in the hope of keeping independent Indonesia out of the hands of the Communists. As a result of US pressure on the Dutch, sovereignty was transferred to the nationalist government of Indonesia in 1949 with the exclusion of the Dutch part of New Guinea.

Why did the Dutch Takeover Indonesia?

The first Europeans to establish themselves in Indonesia were the Portuguese in 1512. Following disruption of Dutch access to spices, the first Dutch expedition set sail for the East Indies in 1595 to access spices directly from Asia. When it made a 400% profit on its return, other Dutch expeditions soon followed.

What is the main religion in Indonesia?

According to population census data in 2010, 87 percent of Indonesians declared themselves to be Muslim, followed by 9.87 percent who were Christian. Indonesia has the largest Islamic population in the world and for this reason is often recognized as a Muslim nation.

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Is Indonesia a republic or democracy?

The politics of Indonesia take place in the framework of a presidential representative democratic republic whereby the President of Indonesia is both head of state and head of government and of a multi-party system. Executive power is exercised by the government.