Cover: Indonesia in the Pacific community

Indonesia in the Pacific community

Published 1980

by Guy J. Pauker

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Historical overview of Indonesia since 1945. Discusses Indonesia's place as a major regional power in the southwestern Pacific. Traces three decades of Indonesia's history as an independent nation. Focuses on the question whether Indonesia will seek to dominate the Pacific community. Indicates that economic development is the major aim of the present regime. Shows that the creation of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has been another factor in the stability of the Pacific Region and is recognized as such by all major powers, including the United States, Japan, China and the Soviet Union.

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