President Sukarno was the first President of Indonesia. He helped the country win its independence from the Netherlands and was President from 1945 to 1967.
Sukarno (born Kusno Sosrodihardjo) became a leader of a pro-
In September 1944, with the war going badly for the Japanese, the Japansese Prime Minister promised independence for Indonesia. This announcement was perhaps a reward for Sukarno's apparent collaboration with the Japanese during World War II.
Sukarno declared the independence of the Republic of Indonesia on 17 August 1945.
Sukarno's government was not universally accepted in Indonesia. Indeed, many factions and regions attempted to separate themselves from his government, and there were several internal conflicts even during the period of armed insurgency against the Dutch.
Sukarno was forced out of power in 1967 by one of his generals, Suharto.
6 June 1901 to 21 June 1970
State Visit of President Sukarno of Indonesia
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Signing of the MAPILINDO by Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia in Manila in 1963
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