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National Independence Day Series : Indonesia (17 August 1945-17 August 2012)

Day 1,732, 05:41 by EternalLightStream

First of all, I want to say congratulation for Indonesia - one of the closest NewZealand allies,that today they celebrate their national independence day.
Time by time , we can prove our friendship both in RL and erep, so I am presenting this article for 67th Proclamation of Indonesia Republic.




Sukarno,one of the Founding Father of Indonesia

History :
The Proclamation of Indonesian Independence was read at 10.00 a.m. on Friday, August 17, 1945. The declaration marked the start of the diplomatic and armed-resistance of the Indonesian National Revolution, fighting against the forces of the Netherlands until the latter officially acknowledged Indonesia's independence in 1949. In 2005, the Netherlands declared that they had decided to accept 17 August 1945 as Indonesia's independence date Sukarno and Mohammad Hatta, who were appointed President and Vice-president, respectively, were the document's signatories.


Moh. Hatta as another proclamator of Indonesia

The draft was prepared only a few hours earlier, on the night of August 16, by Sukarno, Hatta, and Soebardjo, at Rear-Admiral Maeda (Minoru) Tadashi's house, Miyako-Doori 1, Jakarta (now the "Museum of the Declaration of Independence", JL. Imam Bonjol I, Jakarta). The original Indonesian Declaration of Independence was typed by Sayuti Melik. Maeda himself was sleeping in his room upstairs. He was agreeable to the idea of Indonesia's independence, and had lent his house for the drafting of the declaration. Marshal Terauchi, the highest-ranking Japanese leader in South East Asia and son of Prime Minister Terauchi Masatake, was however against Indonesia's independence, scheduled for August 24.

While the formal preparation of the declaration, and the official independence itself for that matter, had been carefully planned a few months earlier, the actual declaration date was brought forward almost inadvertently as a consequence of the Japanese unconditional surrender to the Allies on August 15 following the Nagasaki atomic bombing. The historic event was triggered by a plot, led by a few more radical youth activists such as Adam Malik and Chairul Saleh, that put pressure on Soekarno and Hatta to proclaim independence immediately. The declaration was to be signed by the 27 members of the Preparatory Committee for Indonesian Independence (PPKI) symbolically representing the new nation's diversity. The particular act was apparently inspired by a similar spirit of the United States Declaration of Independence. However, the idea was heavily turned down by the radical activists mentioned earlier, arguing that the committee was too closely associated with then soon to be defunct Japanese occupation rule, thus creating a potential credibility issue. Instead, the radical activists demanded that the signatures of six of them were to be put on the document. All parties involved in the historical moment finally agreed on a compromise solution which only included Soekarno and Mohammad Hatta as the co-signers 'in the name of the nation of Indonesia'

Soekarno had initially wanted the declaration to be read at Ikada Plain, the large open field in the centre of Jakarta, but due to unfounded widespread apprehension over the possibility of Japanese sabotage, the venue was changed to Soekarno's house at Pegangsaan Timur 56. In fact there was no concrete evidence for the growing suspicions, as the Japanese had already surrendered to the Allies, The declaration of independence passed without a hitch.

The proclamation at 56, Jalan Pegangsaan Timur, Jakarta, was heard throughout the country because the text was secretly broadcast by Indonesian radio personnel using the transmitters of the JAKARTA Hoso Kyoku radio station. An English translation of the proclamation was broadcasted overseas.


PROCLAMATION

WE THE PEOPLE OF INDONESIA HEREBY DECLARE THE INDEPENDENCE OF
INDONESIA. MATTERS WHICH CONCERN THE TRANSFER OF POWER AND
OTHER THINGS WILL BE EXECUTED BY CAREFUL MEANS AND IN THE
SHORTEST POSSIBLE TIME.

DJAKARTA, 17 AUGUST 1945

IN THE NAME OF THE PEOPLE OF INDONESIA
SOEKARNO—HATTA


continued by raised up of Red-White Flag of Indonesia while Indonesia National Anthem sung : "Indonesia the Great"


Indonesia the Great
Indonesia, our homeland
Our birthplace
Where we all arise
To stand guard over this our Mother
Indonesia, our nationality
Our nation and homeland
Come then let us all exclaim
INDONESIA UNITED!

Long live our land, long live our country
Our nation, our people, and all
Arise then its spirit, arise its bodies
For Indonesia the Great

Chorus:
Indonesia the Great
Independent and free!
Our beloved homeland and country
Indonesia the Great
Independent and free!
Long live Indonesia the Great

Interesting Facts :
-At 17 August 1945, Sukarno got high fever because malaria symptoms,but he forced his ownselves to go along with Hatta to declared proclamation exclamation in his own house -Pegangsaan Timur Street number 56,Jakarta-
-17 August 1945 is in Ramadhan,when majority people of Indonesia that embraced islam was doing feasting,and its accurately occured in Friday,sacred day of moslem
-Spontaneously formed of 1st militant people of indo youth that was ready to fight until death to protect both proclamator against colonial japan
-The 1st ever indonesia red white flag sewed by Sukarno's wife named Fatmawati

 

Comments

EternalLightStream
EternalLightStream Day 1,732, 05:41

NZIndoFriendshipMaXXX

GadjahMadaa
GadjahMadaa Day 1,732, 07:26

Hail eKiwis!! /me a follower of eKiwiism..

Si Barda
Si Barda Day 1,732, 12:25

Hail eNZ
Hail eIndonesia

MERDEKA o7

Spud of Doom
Spud of Doom Day 1,733, 05:00

Actually I've never really known anything about Indonesia's history, so this was useful to see.

Plitvicki Inspektor
Plitvicki Inspektor Day 1,734, 05:07

Congratulation to all Indonesian brothers and sisters their national independence day!!!

Greetings from Serbia!!!

 
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