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The Republic of Indonesia’s Sovereignty

The 1945 Proclamation constitutes the most important landmark in Indonesian history. But it should be admitted that a miraculous element was behind the event. The opportunity was just like hitting the jackpot.

By
Ariel Heryanto
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Two miracles opened the history of the Republic of Indonesia (RI): first, the Independence Proclamation on 17 Aug. 1945; second, official world recognition of the sovereignty of the Republic of Indonesia on 27 Dec. 1949.

Nine months later, the Indonesian national flag was flown at the headquarters of the United Nations (UN) when RI was admitted as a member.

Editor:
Syahnan Rangkuti
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