Indonesian Crisis

Archive Report

Civil War and Subversion in Indonesia

Establilishment of Rebel Republic in Indonesia

Civil war threatens the island republic of Indonesia where the central government has reacted to establishment of a revolutionary regime by bombing key insurgent transportation and communication points. The rebels, who proclaimed a republic in Central Sumatra on Feb. 15, are asking more local autonomy, a new cabinet responsible to the parliament, clean-up of corruption in the government, ousting of Communist sympathizers, and anti-inflationary economic measures. President Sukarno, who has rejected all these demands in the past, insists on complete surrender by the rebels in advance of negotiations. The head of the rebel government, discounting Sukarno's ability to mount a successful attack without help from abroad, said on Mar. 3 that the rebels would ...

locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles