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The History of Indonesia

Brittany McGhaney
SOCI 200-D09
Mr. Robert Clark
December 12, 2011

The History of Indonesia
Abstract
Indonesia is a chain of islands located between the Indian and Pacific Oceans, with over 180 million people and 300 different ethnicities. Majority of the population are Malay or Polynesian. The minorities include China, India, Arabia, and Persia. Also included are European colonial powers such as Portugal, Holland, Spain, and England. The nation is largest Muslim country in the world. However, it does have other religions such as Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism. Although, Indonesia is one of many least industrializing nations, they are huge exporting partners with Japan and they get most of their goods imported from Singapore. Just like every other country, they have their own special holidays that they get together with family and friends and celebrate. Indonesia’s dress, customs, and beliefs all vary with the different cultures throughout the islands.

The History of Indonesia
There are about 200 nations all around the world, each of them having similarities and differences (Henslin, p 246-247). Each country has their customs, beliefs, traditions, foods, holidays, etc. Some are richer than others are, whether it is in monetary ways or having oil. The countries that are thought of as less fortunate are typically called third-world countries. Indonesia can fit into the category of a third-world country.

History, Culture, Lifestyle (Roles of the family)
Indonesia is chains of islands located between the Indian and Pacific Oceans in Southeastern Asia. In the seventh century, Buddhist Srivijaya was in Sumatra, while Hindu Mataram was in Java. The arrival of the Portuguese was the first sign of Europeans in Indonesia during the sixteenth century. They broke all Islamic holds and turned it into the Dutch East…...

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