17 August 1945: the declaration of independence

Description

Because of communication difficulties and because the Allies and later the Dutch occupied many regions, none of the provinces created in 1945 ever functioned as an effective administrative unit.

Further reading

Benedict R.O'G. Anderson, Java in a time of revolution: occupation and resistance, 1944-1946. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1972.

Map number from Cribb, Historical Atlas of Indonesia (2000)

5.05

Year span

1945 - 1945

Placenames:

Topics: