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War Experience


 

War with foreign country

Name of War Timeline Country Involved Summary
Independence War

1945-1949

Indonesia

vs.

Netherlands and Allies

Location:
bulletAll over Indonesia

Reason:

bulletNetherlands did not recognize Indonesia's independence in 1945

Result:

bulletIn 1948 Netherlands signed a treaty saying that they recognized Indonesia's Independence
Free West Papua Operation (Mandala Operation)

1961-1963

Indonesia

vs.

Netherlands

Location:
bulletWest Papua, Arafuru sea

Reason:

bulletNetherlands refused to hand over West Papua

Result:

bulletNetherlands handed over West Papua in 1963
Confrontation with Malaysia

1964-1966

Indonesia

vs.

Malaysia and Britain

Location:
bulletMalay Peninsula and North Borneo (Sabah and Sarawak)

Reason:

bulletThe establishment of Malaysia Federation by British

Result:

bulletIn 1967 new Indonesian government ended this confrontation.
Seroja Operation 1975-1976

Indonesia

vs.

Portugal and Fretilin

Location:
bulletEast Timor

Reason:

bulletIndonesian government was afraid that East Timor would become a communist nation.

Result:

bulletIndonesia annexed East Timor, and made it its 27th province. Finally gave up East Timor in 1999 due to UN's ballot.