Indonesia - Page 6




 
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April 29th, 2005  
Young Winston
 
 
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Originally Posted by godofthunder9010
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Originally Posted by GIANTNEVERSAYNO
I believe that, the Indonesians requires more than a decade to rebuild their country. As mentioned earlier, they were hit hard by tsunami, almost the entire city wiped out, lately, the eartquake is giving them a lot of problems and their volcanoes are getting active. These factors will surely give a huge economical impact to their economy.... W/out money, they can't do anything.
Considering that they were barely relevant Internationally before the tsunami, that disaster certainly doesn't help matters.

To say that Indonesia needs 10 years to rebuild is forgetting something: It was primarily Sumatra that was affected. Most of Indonesia was not directly hit. So outside of the affected portions of Sumatra, Indonesia remains pretty much the same.

The greatest obstacles in the way of Indonesia developing:
1.) Disunity. Their country is a single nation in name and government, but it doesn't seem to engender much in the way of national pride, nor overall sense of unity.
2.) As stated, a prevalence of natural disasters.
3.) Poverty and the corruption that always comes with it.
4.) Civil Wars.

I wonder if Indonesia can develop properly, or if it would require a breakup into several smaller nations before it can work?

Excellent comment godofthunder.

Ethnic, religious tensions and corruption have been a constant concern in Indonesia. Considering its diversity I am amazed how far indonesia has come in spite of the ongoing problems.
April 29th, 2005  
godofthunder9010
 
 
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Originally Posted by MadeInChina
um, can you tell me about the hatred towards chinese in indonesia, can you give me more detail on why indonesians hated chinese???
Apparently, for the same reason that the Turks hated the Armenians:
1.) Wealth that was achieved through hard work and smart opperating.
2.) Christianity (or any other religion that is not Muslim).

From what I've found on it, apparently most of the Chinese in Indonesia are Christian and they are wealthier because they've worked hard. Lazy, unemployed or similar groups tend to see wealth that appears along ethnic lines as a grand conspiracy. Before you know it, you have any number of conspiracy theories running wild. In a country as impovrished as Indonesia, people are more willing to go along with that sort of thing. Why blame you're own people for the fact that your family is constantly hovering on the brink of starvation?? Easier to blame the foreigner.
April 29th, 2005  
G.A.F.E.S.
 
Anyone has more pictures of the indonesian armed forces?

saludos
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April 29th, 2005  
godofthunder9010
 
 
I'd still like to know how big Indonesia's Armed Forces is.
April 29th, 2005  
SwordFish_13
 
 
HI,

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I'd still like to know how big Indonesia's Armed Forces is.
According to Figures i have Indonesia has just under 300,000 in its armed forces .............


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Anyone has more pictures of the indonesian armed forces?
On it i have some excelent Picture i will post as soon as i can find them .....

Peace
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April 30th, 2005  
Young Winston
 
 
It's big but not all well trained. I'll look for some numbers.
May 3rd, 2005  
GIANTNEVERSAYNO
 
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Originally Posted by MontyB

Godofthunder

Why don't you try the above URL. It's pretty much show you the strength of the Indonesian Army. In Malaysia, we have several articles published about the Indonesian Army in the local magazine (TEMPUR and PERAJURIT). I will try to get as many info as I can. Most of the articles are written in Malay Language.
May 4th, 2005  
7.62
 
 
Indonesia should concentrate on COIN more than their interests in other parts of the world
May 6th, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
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Originally Posted by MadeInChina
um, can you tell me about the hatred towards chinese in indonesia, can you give me more detail on why indonesians hated chinese???
I've answered this question before... in fact on more than one occasion.
May 6th, 2005  
Kilgore
 
As much as i like to see the country break up to many pieces, i fear that it would just create some islamic states. Indonesia has never been a nation Australia could trust.

Its ironic how indonesians kill drug smugglers, but are way too generous to islamic terrorists.