Hooray! Indonesian Independence Day

Today is August 17th. It is 70 years ago that Indonesia was freed from 3 centuries of Dutch oppression and slavery. On August 17, 1945, Indonesia declared its independence from The Netherlands. This declaration of independence was met with much difficulty and disagreement from the Dutch rulers. Four years of unrest and diplomatic meetings followed. Finally, in 1949, the… More Hooray! Indonesian Independence Day