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Carving a Life Together, Endlessly

For many nations, diversity, especially of ethnicities, religions or beliefs, often leads to disastrous conflicts that tear them apart. However, Indonesians have always been able to nurture its unity and foster its diversity.

Oleh J. KRISTIADI
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Indonesia is destined to be a diverse nation of around 1,300 ethnicities, more than 700 languages, around 200 beliefs, six religions and with the fourth-largest population in the world spread over 17,000 islands. For many nations, diversity, especially of ethnicities, religions or beliefs, often leads to disastrous conflicts that tear them apart. However, Indonesians have always been able to nurture its unity and foster its diversity.

It is these nurturing and fostering capabilities that have given Indonesia global admiration. In its post-independence modern political history, Indonesia has always been able to resolve its various conflicts, including ideological ones, through dignified ways. No wonder, then, that many have called Indonesia a phenomenon or a miracle (such as Indonesia’s Democratic Miracle, Kishore Mahbubani, 2008).

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