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East Timor: Indonesia’s invasion and the long road to independence

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The 1999 referendum came after 24 years of occupation by Indonesian forcesThe landmark vote in 1999, in which 78.5% of East Timorese chose independence from Indonesia, was the culmination of 24 years of occupation by Jakarta and, before that, hundreds of years of colonial rule by Portugal. Continue reading…

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Author : Alison Rourke

Publish date : 2019-08-29 18:00:02

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