Indonesia is an archipelago that includes more than 17,000 islands
and stretches across three time zones. It is home to the world's largest
Muslim population?more than 200 million Indonesians follow the
faith. In 1998 Indonesians replaced the rule of a dictator with democracy,
and since then the country has held free and open elections for
president as well as for members of a national assembly. However,
Indonesia is not without problems, particularly poverty and corruption.
There is an armed separatist movement in Aceh, and Islamist terrorist
groups like al-Qaeda have targeted Westerners on Bali.This book examines the economic and political issues facing
Indonesia today. It provides up-to-date information about the country's
geography and climate, history, society, important cities and
communities, and relations with other countries.
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