History UsefulNotes / Indonesia

21st Jul '17 9:14:05 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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Indonesia is one of those places almost completely unknown to Westerners (at least until the Website/{{Twitter}} era) despite its many tourist spots, as well as a major role in world history. [[UsefulNotes/{{Australia}} Australians]] are an exception to this, as both countries are (rather uneasy) neighbors, and likewise [[UsefulNotes/TheNetherlands the Netherlands']] colonial legacy has left enough Indonesians and Indonesian-born Eurasians in the larger Dutch cities to make a mark. Ever heard of Bali? It's one of Indonesia's many islands, and probably the only ''fairly'' popular one. You've also heard of the komodo dragon and orangutan, of course, both of which live in Indonesia. History buffs know about the Spice Islands, the source of cloves and other spices for which 16th-century explorers set sail -- today they are known as the Maluku Islands. Krakatoa, the great volcano that erupted in 1883 and (theoretically) caused a near-extinction event long before that? In Indonesia. Java, source of the English slang for coffee (and a programming language)? An island in Indonesia. The obscurity in most of the West is partly because, until after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, the area was known as the East Indies (to be precise, Indonesia was the Dutch East Indies, UsefulNotes/{{Malaysia}} the British East Indies, the UsefulNotes/{{Philippines}} the Spanish East Indies, etc.). So "Indonesia" basically seemed to appear out of nowhere.[[note]]Of course, it actually didn't. In 1850, English ethnologist George Windsor Earl proposed, in his scientific paper "On The Leading Characteristics of the Papuan, Australian and Malay-Polynesian Nations", the terms ''Indunesians'' and ''Malayunesians'' to name the "inhabitants of the 'Indian [as in, East Indies] Archipelago or Malayan Archipelago'" while co-author and Earl's student James Richardson Logan used ''Indonesia'' as a synonym for "Indian Archipelago". The names became popular for the region after 1900, especially in academic circles, however not to the Dutch, who used their own names. Of course, Indonesian nationalists found a way to bash the Dutch and adopted this name for their nation as a way of affirming themselves politically.[[/note]]

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Indonesia is one of those places almost completely unknown to Westerners (at least until the Website/{{Twitter}} era) despite its many tourist spots, as well as a major role in world history. [[UsefulNotes/{{Australia}} Australians]] are an exception to this, as both countries are (rather uneasy) neighbors, and likewise [[UsefulNotes/TheNetherlands the Netherlands']] colonial legacy has left enough Indonesians and Indonesian-born Eurasians (like Eddie Music/VanHalen's mom) in the larger Dutch cities to make a mark. Ever heard of Bali? It's one of Indonesia's many islands, and probably the only ''fairly'' popular one. You've also heard of the komodo dragon and orangutan, of course, both of which live in Indonesia. History buffs know about the Spice Islands, the source of cloves and other spices for which 16th-century explorers set sail -- today they are known as the Maluku Islands. Krakatoa, the great volcano that erupted in 1883 and (theoretically) caused a near-extinction event long before that? In Indonesia. Java, source of the English slang for coffee (and a programming language)? An island in Indonesia. The obscurity in most of the West is partly because, until after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, the area was known as the East Indies (to be precise, Indonesia was the Dutch East Indies, UsefulNotes/{{Malaysia}} the British East Indies, the UsefulNotes/{{Philippines}} the Spanish East Indies, etc.). So "Indonesia" basically seemed to appear out of nowhere.[[note]]Of course, it actually didn't. In 1850, English ethnologist George Windsor Earl proposed, in his scientific paper "On The Leading Characteristics of the Papuan, Australian and Malay-Polynesian Nations", the terms ''Indunesians'' and ''Malayunesians'' to name the "inhabitants of the 'Indian [as in, East Indies] Archipelago or Malayan Archipelago'" while co-author and Earl's student James Richardson Logan used ''Indonesia'' as a synonym for "Indian Archipelago". The names became popular for the region after 1900, especially in academic circles, however not to the Dutch, who used their own names. Of course, Indonesian nationalists found a way to bash the Dutch and adopted this name for their nation as a way of affirming themselves politically.[[/note]]
28th Jun '17 7:44:20 AM anza_sb
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* Creator/JoeTaslim: Indonesian actor who practices martial arts, rising in popularity after his performance in ''Film/TheRaid'' and [[Film/TheRaid2Berandal its sequel]].
* Creator/RadityaDika: Indonesian comedy writer, actor, director, producer and stand-up comedian.

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* Creator/JoeTaslim: '''Creator/JoeTaslim''': Indonesian actor who practices martial arts, rising in popularity after his performance performances in ''Film/TheRaid'' and [[Film/TheRaid2Berandal its sequel]].
* Creator/RadityaDika: '''Creator/RadityaDika''': Indonesian comedy writer, actor, director, producer and stand-up comedian.
28th Jun '17 7:40:06 AM anza_sb
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* Creator/RadityaDika: Indonesian comedy writer, actor, director, producer and stand-up comedian; arguably the one who popularized the stand-up comedy format to the mainstream Indonesian media, among other things.

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* Creator/RadityaDika: Indonesian comedy writer, actor, director, producer and stand-up comedian; arguably the one who popularized the stand-up comedy format to the mainstream Indonesian media, among other things.comedian.
28th Jun '17 7:39:55 AM anza_sb
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* Creator/JoeTaslim: Indonesian actor who practices martial arts, rising in popularity after his performance in ''Film/TheRaid'' and [[Film/TheRaid2Berandal its sequel]].
* Creator/RadityaDika: Indonesian comedy writer, actor, director, producer and stand-up comedian; arguably the one who popularized the stand-up comedy format to the mainstream Indonesian media, among other things.



* Several cases of Manga/{{QED}} and Manga/{{CMB}} happen at Indonesia, or specifically, Bali. One cases involves local belief of Leak, a cannibalistic creature.

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* Several cases of Manga/{{QED}} and Manga/{{CMB}} happen at Indonesia, or specifically, Bali. One cases case involves the local belief of Leak, a cannibalistic creature.
28th Jun '17 2:18:50 AM anza_sb
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* Yuuko from ''Manga/{{Nichijou}}'' speaks {{surpisingly good|ForeignLanguage}} Indonesian [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment (or Malay or whatever)]]. In Episode 1, Yuuko can be seen greeting her classmates with "Selamat pagi!", Indonesian/Malay for "Good morning". She also said "Selamat tinggal" (meaning "Goodbye" or "Farewell") in Episode 7.

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* Yuuko from ''Manga/{{Nichijou}}'' speaks {{surpisingly {{surprisingly good|ForeignLanguage}} Indonesian [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment (or Malay or whatever)]]. In Episode 1, Yuuko can be seen greeting her classmates with "Selamat pagi!", Indonesian/Malay for "Good morning". morning!" She also said "Selamat tinggal" (meaning "Goodbye" or "Farewell") in Episode 7.
28th Jun '17 2:14:10 AM anza_sb
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* Yuuko from ''Manga/{{Nichijou}}'' speaks {{surpisingly good|ForeignLanguage}} Indonesian [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment (or Malay or whatever)]]. In Episode 1, Yuuko can be seen greeting her classmates with "Selamat pagi!", Indonesian/Malay for "Good morning". She also said "Selamat tinggal" (meaning "Goodbye" or "Farewell") in Episode 7.
18th Jun '17 2:52:32 PM AlexHoskins
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* Magnus Bane, a character in ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'' is specifically stated as Half-Dutch Half-Indonesian. The author was inspired by a painting of Dutch EastIndie.

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* Magnus Bane, a character [[DarkIsNotEvil heroic and benevolent warlock]] in ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'' is specifically stated as Half-Dutch Half-Indonesian. The author was inspired by a painting of Dutch EastIndie.
18th Jun '17 7:41:40 AM AlexHoskins
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* In Creator/DCComics, Cascade, aka Sujatmi Sunowaparti, is the {{Superhero}} of the ComicBook/GlobalGuardians and she is Indonesian.
11th Jun '17 1:17:01 PM nombretomado
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* Indonesians are huge [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball soccer]] nuts. Worth noting, however, despite their huge enthusiasm to soccer, the national team holds a record in [[TheWorldCup FIFA World Cup]] for the ''fewest'' matches played. One match, to be precise, in the 1938 as the Dutch EastIndies. So officially, Indonesia hasn't really played in the World Cup. Mostly because even the soccer management department are also pretty rife with corruptions. The one time they did, the team bailed out because they [[EpicFail refused to play against Israel]] (you know, Muslim-Jewish tension and all that, the usual).

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* Indonesians are huge [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball soccer]] nuts. Worth noting, however, despite their huge enthusiasm to soccer, the national team holds a record in [[TheWorldCup [[UsefulNotes/TheWorldCup FIFA World Cup]] for the ''fewest'' matches played. One match, to be precise, in the 1938 as the Dutch EastIndies. So officially, Indonesia hasn't really played in the World Cup. Mostly because even the soccer management department are also pretty rife with corruptions. The one time they did, the team bailed out because they [[EpicFail refused to play against Israel]] (you know, Muslim-Jewish tension and all that, the usual).
8th Jun '17 8:34:57 PM nombretomado
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* Notably, BandaiNamcoEntertainment has an Indonesian division that localizes Namco arcade games into Indonesian, something of a rarity in the arcade game industry. Indonesian-localized games include ''VideoGame/TimeCrisis 5'' and ''VideoGame/{{Aikatsu}}''.

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* Notably, BandaiNamcoEntertainment Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment has an Indonesian division that localizes Namco arcade games into Indonesian, something of a rarity in the arcade game industry. Indonesian-localized games include ''VideoGame/TimeCrisis 5'' and ''VideoGame/{{Aikatsu}}''.
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