1670-1900 – Dutch colonists bring the whole of what is now Indonesia under one government as the Dutch East Indies. 1883 – Volcanic eruption of Krakatoa (Krakatau) island causes devastating tsunami.
Who ruled Indonesia before 1942?
By the early 20th century, Dutch dominance extended to the current boundaries. The Japanese invasion and subsequent occupation in 1942–45 during WWII ended Dutch rule, and encouraged the previously suppressed Indonesian independence movement.
Who were the rulers of Indonesia?
This is a chronologically ordered list of presidents of Indonesia.
- Sukarno (1949–67)
- Suharto (1967–98)
- B.J. Habibie (1998–99)
- Abdurrahman Wahid (1999–2001)
- Megawati Sukarnoputri (2001–04)
- Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (2004–14)
- Joko Widodo (2014– )
Who ruled Indonesia in 1800?
As a consequence its possessions in the archipelago passed into the hands of the Dutch crown in 1800. However, when the French occupied Holland between 1806 and 1815 these possessions were transferred to the British.
Is there a royal family in Indonesia?
Officially there is no royalty in Indonesia but many sultans and princes continue to exist and for the most part their subjects pay little attention to them. Sultans ruled local areas before and during the Dutch colonial era.
How old is Indonesia?
Fossilised remains of Homo erectus, popularly known as the “Java Man”, suggest the Indonesian archipelago was inhabited two million to 500,000 years ago.