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No one was getting very worked up about it. S. State Department official in Indonesia) on the violent overthrow of Sukarno in 1965–1966 CRACKS IN THE SYSTEM The communists were not the only ones who disapproved of the from the New Order. Meanwhile, by the 1990s, New Order and its approaches radical Islamic leaders had to Western business. Many begun spreading violent anti- Muslims felt that Indonesia was Western views within Indonesia. accepting Western influence. This At the same time, a new influence offended many Muslims.
Riots began the following day and spread throughout the country. Sukarno’s daughter, Megawati become president in July 2001. Sukarnoputri, led the Indonesian That year, President Wahid was Democratic Party to victory in the forced out. Megawati finished the first free election since 1955. Some term but did not win reelection in members of the parliament September 2004. In that election, opposed the idea of a woman former general Susilo Bambang president. So a man, Yudhoyono become Indonesia’s Abdurrahman Wahid became president.
Capstone Press, the-world-factbook 2006. Facts and statistics on Indonesia. uk/1/hi/country_profiles The BBC site has timelines, updates, and links. Indonesia (Countries of the World). Tristan Burton. Chelsea House, 2005. Indonesia (The Growth and Influence of Islam: in the Nations of Asia and Central Asia). Lynda Cohen Cassanos. Mason Crest, 2005. Modern Nations of the World—Indonesia (Modern Nations of the World series). Debra A Miller. Lucent, 2005. id This wide-ranging site produced in Indonesia provides information and links, with an emphasis on children’s learning.