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Irawan Soejono Against Nazi Germany in the Netherlands

Irawan Soejono was fighting alongside his comrades against Nazi Germany in the Netherlands. He was shot dead while smuggling a stencil printing machine. His name was later immortalized as a street name in Amsterdam.

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Soejono Family, Heroes for the Dutch and Indonesians

Raden Adipati Ario Soejono became a minister in the cabinet of Queen Wilhelmina, while his children fought against the Nazi occupation in the Netherlands. All voiced for the independence of Indonesia.

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The Last Moment of Wolter Mongisidi

The national hero was executed in the middle of a muddy night. He firmly held his faith in freedom up until his last breath.

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Sukarno and His Sampaguita

Sukarno's love story with a Filipina actress became the talk of the town, even inspiring a novel by an illustrious Filipino writer.

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Palestine's Dream of Independence

The desire for Palestine's full independence is reflected in its educational curriculum.

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The Birth of Indonesia's Own Currency

Regardless of the challenging situation at that time, Indonesia issued its own currency, which had to face competition with Japanese and NICA money.

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The History of Herbal Medicine in Nusantara

Herbal remedies are the oldest medicine that date back thousands of years. Constantly challenged by its modern counterpart, this natural treatment is now making a comeback as a favorable alternative.

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Two Europeans that Waged Wars on Lombok

Two major wars raged on Lombok, Indonesia in 1839 and 1894. Two shrewd adventurers from Europe were behind it.

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A Traveler Linguist in the Dutch East Indies

Van der Tuuk devoted his life to studying the languages of Nusantara. He compiled dictionaries of Batak, Lampung, and Kawi-Bali.

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The Fight for the Truth of the Balibo Five

Five Australian journalists were killed while on assignment in East Timor. The Indonesian and Australian governments appeared to cover it up for the sake of maintaining good relations between the two countries.