Republic of Indonesia
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The Republic of Indonesia is the biggest archipelagic country with more than 17,000 islands catering for its over 222 millions of population with the majority of them practicing Islam. Hundreds of years of colonialism were part of the history of the country before it declared its independence in 1945, adopting guided democracy as the ideology of the nation. The principle, however, was challenged when Soeharto was elected as the president in 1966 and began his authoritarian regime, dubbed as New Order.

Although Indonesia had successfully accomplished a major improvement in the economy sector under Soeharto’s leadership, the term New Order has also been synonymously linked to Soeharto’s infamous presidency period with its dictatorial system, the lack of transparency and allegations on corruption, collusion, and nepotism acts and many incidents of human right abuses. Indonesia fell into hard times when it was hit by monetary crisis in 1997; this was followed by a great riot in Jakarta and several big cities around the country in 1998, which led the populace demanding Soeharto to step down from his 32-year domination in May that year. Since then, Indonesia has gone through some major changes in the reforming of executive, judicial and legislative rules and regulations.

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