Indonesia (Death toll from U.S. attempted coup and assassination of Sukarno 1958:
several hundered) (Death toll from U.S.-backed coup of Suharto and the follow politicide of the Indonesian Communist Party
1965-1967: 1 million)
1670-1900 - Dutch colonists bring the whole of Indonesia under one government as the Dutch
1928 - A youth conference pledges to work for "one nation, one language, one people" for Indonesia.
1942 - Japan invades Dutch East Indies.
1945 - The Japanese help independence leader Sukarno return from internal
exile and declare independence.
1949 - The Dutch recognise Indonesian independence after four years of guerrilla warfare.
1950s - Maluku (Moluccas) declares independence from Indonesia and fights an unsuccessful separatist war.