History UsefulNotes / TimorLeste

24th Jan '16 1:09:05 PM Morgenthaler
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East Timor declared nationhood in 1975 after UsefulNotes/{{Portugal}} ended its four-century long colonial rule, but IndonesiansWithInfantry almost immediately invaded, ostensibly due to Indonesian dictator Suharto's fear that the little island could become a Communist nation. Portugal heavily campaigned diplomatically for its independence, especially after the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Cruz_massacre Santa Cruz massacre.]] After nearly a quarter century under brutal military occupation during which at least 100,000 Timorese were killed by Suharto's forces, East Timor held a referendum in 1999 in which its people overwhelmingly voted for independence, unswayed by harassment from pro-Indonesian militias. However, it wasn't until 20 May 2002 that it finally became a nation in its own right. The nation's full name (in English) is the Democratic Republic of East Timor, and it is genuinely democratic.

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East Timor declared nationhood in 1975 after UsefulNotes/{{Portugal}} ended its four-century long colonial rule, but IndonesiansWithInfantry UsefulNotes/IndonesiansWithInfantry almost immediately invaded, ostensibly due to Indonesian dictator Suharto's fear that the little island could become a Communist nation. Portugal heavily campaigned diplomatically for its independence, especially after the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Cruz_massacre Santa Cruz massacre.]] After nearly a quarter century under brutal military occupation during which at least 100,000 Timorese were killed by Suharto's forces, East Timor held a referendum in 1999 in which its people overwhelmingly voted for independence, unswayed by harassment from pro-Indonesian militias. However, it wasn't until 20 May 2002 that it finally became a nation in its own right. The nation's full name (in English) is the Democratic Republic of East Timor, and it is genuinely democratic.
24th Nov '15 12:21:50 AM jormis29
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* The country's most prominent appearance in media so far is in ''VideoGame/SplinterCell: Pandora Tomorrow'', which starts off with a bang when [[BigBad Suhadi Sadono's]] terrorist group launches an attack on the United States embassy in the capital of Dili. Sam is quickly sent in to reconnoiter the situation and recover sensitive data from a hostage before Sadono can get it, followed by the U.S. sending in [[ElitesAreMoreGlamorous Delta Force]] to retake the embassy. Sadono's motivation is to force the United States [[OccupiersOutOfOurCountry to withdraw military forces]] it has been building up in East Timor.

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* The country's most prominent appearance in media so far is in ''VideoGame/SplinterCell: Pandora Tomorrow'', ''VideoGame/SplinterCellPandoraTomorrow'', which starts off with a bang when [[BigBad Suhadi Sadono's]] terrorist group launches an attack on the United States embassy in the capital of Dili. Sam is quickly sent in to reconnoiter the situation and recover sensitive data from a hostage before Sadono can get it, followed by the U.S. sending in [[ElitesAreMoreGlamorous Delta Force]] to retake the embassy. Sadono's motivation is to force the United States [[OccupiersOutOfOurCountry to withdraw military forces]] it has been building up in East Timor.
1st Oct '15 3:44:23 AM Randallw201238
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->The red field symbolizes the country's historic struggles for independence; at the hoist side is a yellow isosceles triangle symbolizing its colonial past, upon which is superimposed a black triangle, symbolizing the obscurantism Timor-Leste needed to overcome, and the white triangle within symbolizes the guiding light to peace.

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->The red field symbolizes the country's historic struggles for independence; at the hoist side is a yellow isosceles triangle symbolizing its colonial past, upon which is superimposed a black triangle, symbolizing the obscurantism Timor-Leste needed to overcome, and the white triangle star within symbolizes the guiding light to peace.
25th Aug '15 2:01:02 PM Soufriere
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Despite its newfound freedom, East Timor remains beset by problems. Political instability led to an Australian-led International Stabilisation Force entering the country, a mission that remains ongoing. In early 2008, the then-president, Jose Ramos-Horta, survived an assassination attempt. Ramos-Horta was voted out in 2012, and gracefully hailed the peaceful elections as a sign his country was maturing.

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Despite its newfound freedom, East Timor remains beset by problems. Political instability led to an Australian-led International Stabilisation Force entering the country, a mission that remains ongoing. In early 2008, the then-president, Jose José Ramos-Horta, survived an assassination attempt. Ramos-Horta was voted out in 2012, and gracefully hailed the peaceful elections as a sign his country was maturing.
25th Aug '15 1:58:17 PM Soufriere
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Timor-Leste, or East Timor in English, (Its name is a bit of a Main/DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: "East", "Timor" and "Leste" ''all'' mean that direction 90 degrees clockwise of north) is country with just over a million people. A former Portuguese colony, like the Philippines its population is avidly Catholic. These are some of the reasons its people were fiercely determined to break free of the predominantly Muslim former Dutch colony of UsefulNotes/{{Indonesia}}.[[note]]Especially since they were invaded by Suharto's Indonesia for fears that East Timor could become a communist nation.[[/note]]

East Timor declared nationhood in 1975 after UsefulNotes/{{Portugal}} ended its colonial rule, but [[IndonesiansWithInfantry Indonesian forces]] almost immediately invaded. Portugal heavily campaigned diplomatically for its independence, especially since the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Cruz_massacre Santa Cruz massacre]]. East Timor held a referendum in 1999, in which its people overwhelmingly voted for independence, unswayed by harassment from pro-Indonesian militias. However, it wasn't until 20 May 2002 that it finally became a nation in its own right, after 25 years of Indonesian rule during which at least 100,000 East Timorese were killed by occupying forces. The nation's full name (in English) is the Democratic Republic of East Timor, and it is genuinely democratic.

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Timor-Leste, '''Timor-Leste''', or East Timor in English, (Its English[[note]] (its name is a bit of a Main/DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Main/DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment "East", "Timor" "Timor", and "Leste" ''all'' mean that direction 90 degrees clockwise of north) north)[[/note]] is country with just over a million people. A former Portuguese colony, like the Philippines its population is avidly Catholic. These are some of the reasons its people were fiercely determined to break free of the predominantly Muslim former Dutch colony of UsefulNotes/{{Indonesia}}.[[note]]Especially since they were invaded by Suharto's Indonesia for fears that East [[note]] Although the majority of the Indonesian archipelago is indeed Muslim, the section of it containing Timor could become a communist nation.is ''not''. The spread of Islam stopped before reaching Timor and all points east (and leapfrogged over staunchly Hindu Bali). West Timor, still controlled by Indonesia, is majority Dutch Protestant, as are several other small islands in the area. Not too far to the east, the Flores Islands are overwhelmingly Catholic thanks to missionaries from Portuguese Timor.[[/note]]

East Timor declared nationhood in 1975 after UsefulNotes/{{Portugal}} ended its four-century long colonial rule, but [[IndonesiansWithInfantry Indonesian forces]] IndonesiansWithInfantry almost immediately invaded. invaded, ostensibly due to Indonesian dictator Suharto's fear that the little island could become a Communist nation. Portugal heavily campaigned diplomatically for its independence, especially since after the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Cruz_massacre Santa Cruz massacre]]. massacre.]] After nearly a quarter century under brutal military occupation during which at least 100,000 Timorese were killed by Suharto's forces, East Timor held a referendum in 1999, 1999 in which its people overwhelmingly voted for independence, unswayed by harassment from pro-Indonesian militias. However, it wasn't until 20 May 2002 that it finally became a nation in its own right, after 25 years of Indonesian rule during which at least 100,000 East Timorese were killed by occupying forces.right. The nation's full name (in English) is the Democratic Republic of East Timor, and it is genuinely democratic.



* It's also mentioned multiple times during one sequence of ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor2'', though it doesn't actually appear and seems to only be mentioned because the party {{Cloudcuckoolander}} likes the sound of the name.
* The film ''Balibo'', directed by Rob Connolly, is a BioPic about investigative journalist Roger East and the news reporters known as the 'Balibo Five', who were suspected to have been shot dead by Indonesian troops in 1975 after the invasion of East Timor. One of the Balibo Five, Greg Shackleton, filmed his [[ApocalypticLog last ever newsreel]] three days before his death. The fateful newsreel was recreated for the biopic.

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* It's also mentioned multiple times during one sequence of ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor2'', though it doesn't actually appear and seems to only be mentioned because the party {{Cloudcuckoolander}} CloudCuckoolander likes the sound of the name.
* The film ''Balibo'', directed by Rob Connolly, is a BioPic about investigative journalist Roger East and the news reporters known as the 'Balibo Five', "Balibo Five", who were are suspected to have been shot dead by Indonesian troops in 1975 after the invasion of East Timor. One of the Balibo Five, Greg Shackleton, filmed his [[ApocalypticLog last ever newsreel]] three days before his death. The fateful newsreel was recreated for the biopic.
18th Jul '15 2:18:28 AM DeepRed
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* The film ''Balibo'', directed by Rob Connolly, is a BioPic about investigative journalist Roger East and the news reporters known as the 'Balibo Five', who were suspected to have been shot dead by Indonesian troops in 1975 after the invasion of East Timor.

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* The film ''Balibo'', directed by Rob Connolly, is a BioPic about investigative journalist Roger East and the news reporters known as the 'Balibo Five', who were suspected to have been shot dead by Indonesian troops in 1975 after the invasion of East Timor. One of the Balibo Five, Greg Shackleton, filmed his [[ApocalypticLog last ever newsreel]] three days before his death. The fateful newsreel was recreated for the biopic.
18th Jul '15 2:12:20 AM DeepRed
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East Timor declared nationhood in 1975 after UsefulNotes/{{Portugal}} ended its colonial rule, but Indonesian forces almost immediately invaded. Portugal heavily campaigned diplomatically for its independence, especially since the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Cruz_massacre Santa Cruz massacre]]. East Timor held a referendum in 1999, in which its people overwhelmingly voted for independence, unswayed by harassment from pro-Indonesian militias. However, it wasn't until 20 May 2002 that it finally became a nation in its own right, after 25 years of Indonesian rule during which at least 100,000 East Timorese were killed by occupying forces. The nation's full name (in English) is the Democratic Republic of East Timor, and it is genuinely democratic.

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East Timor declared nationhood in 1975 after UsefulNotes/{{Portugal}} ended its colonial rule, but [[IndonesiansWithInfantry Indonesian forces forces]] almost immediately invaded. Portugal heavily campaigned diplomatically for its independence, especially since the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Cruz_massacre Santa Cruz massacre]]. East Timor held a referendum in 1999, in which its people overwhelmingly voted for independence, unswayed by harassment from pro-Indonesian militias. However, it wasn't until 20 May 2002 that it finally became a nation in its own right, after 25 years of Indonesian rule during which at least 100,000 East Timorese were killed by occupying forces. The nation's full name (in English) is the Democratic Republic of East Timor, and it is genuinely democratic.
18th Jul '15 2:11:45 AM DeepRed
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* The film ''Balibo'', directed by Rob Connolly, is a BioPic about investigative journalist Roger East and the news reporters known as the 'Balibo Five', who were suspected to have been shot dead by Indonesian troops in 1975 after the invasion of East Timor.
13th Feb '14 4:34:07 PM spiritsunami
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* It's also mentioned multiple times during one sequence of ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor2'', though it doesn't actually appear and seems to only be mentioned because the party {{Cloudcuckoolander}} likes the sound of the name.
1st Dec '13 5:04:15 PM Quag15
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East Timor declared nationhood in 1975 after Portugal ended its colonial rule, but Indonesian forces almost immediately invaded. Portugal heavily campaigned diplomatically for its independence, especially since the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Cruz_massacre Santa Cruz massacre]]. East Timor held a referendum in 1999, in which its people overwhelmingly voted for independence, unswayed by harassment from pro-Indonesian militias. However, it wasn't until 20 May 2002 that it finally became a nation in its own right, after 25 years of Indonesian rule during which at least 100,000 East Timorese were killed by occupying forces. The nation's full name (in English) is the Democratic Republic of East Timor, and it is genuinely democratic.

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East Timor declared nationhood in 1975 after Portugal UsefulNotes/{{Portugal}} ended its colonial rule, but Indonesian forces almost immediately invaded. Portugal heavily campaigned diplomatically for its independence, especially since the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Cruz_massacre Santa Cruz massacre]]. East Timor held a referendum in 1999, in which its people overwhelmingly voted for independence, unswayed by harassment from pro-Indonesian militias. However, it wasn't until 20 May 2002 that it finally became a nation in its own right, after 25 years of Indonesian rule during which at least 100,000 East Timorese were killed by occupying forces. The nation's full name (in English) is the Democratic Republic of East Timor, and it is genuinely democratic.
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