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These unique guides produced by the Department of Defense provide comprehensive information about all aspects of life in Indonesia, with a special emphasis on geography, history, the economy, society, security and military matters, religion, traditions, urban and rural life, ethnic groups, crime, the environment, government, holidays, gender issues and much more.
CHAPTER 1: GEOGRAPHY * Introduction * Geographic Features * Climate * Bodies of Water * Oceans and Seas * Rivers and Lakes * Major Cities * Jakarta (Jabodetabekjur) * Surabaya * Bandung * Semarang * Medan * Palembang * Makassar (Ujung Pandang) * Environmental Concerns * Natural Hazards * Chapter 1 Assessment * CHAPTER 2: HISTORY * Introduction * Prehistory * Kingdoms and Sultanates * European Colonization * The Rise of Nationalism * World War II * Independence * Sukarno and Suharto: Democracy Interrupted * Sukarno's Guided Democracy * Suharto's New Order * Outer Island Independence Movements * East Timor * Aceh * Papua * Democracy Re-established * Recent Events * Chapter 2 Assessment * CHAPTER 3: ECONOMY * Introduction * Agriculture * Industry * Energy * Oil * Gas * Coal * Mineral Resources * Trade * Transportation * Tourism * Banking and Finance * Standard of Living * Employment * Public vs. Private Sector * Outlook * Chapter 3 Assessment * CHAPTER 4: SOCIETY * Introduction * Ethnic Groups and Languages * Java and Madura * Sumatra * Bali and Nusa Tenggara * Kalimantan and Sulawesi * Papua and the Malukus * Ethnic Chinese * Religion * Islam * Gender Issues * Cuisine * Traditional Dress * Arts * Performing Arts * Tactile Arts * Sports and Recreation * Chapter 4 Assessment * CHAPTER 5: SECURITY * Introduction * United States-Indonesia Relations * Relations with Neighboring Countries * Malaysia * Singapore * Brunei * Thailand * Philippines * Timor-Leste (East Timor) * Papua New Guinea * Australia * Military * Police * Militias * Issues Affecting Stability * Poverty * Land Conflicts * Communal Violence * Secessionist Movements * Terrorist Groups * Geography * Area * Geographical Divisions * Volcanic Activity * Climate * Topography * Mt. Semeru * Mt. Merapi * Krakatau and Anak Krakatau * Mt. Kelud * Bodies of Water * Java Sea * Indian Ocean * Sunda Strait * Bengawan Solo River * Bali Strait * Biodiversity * Major Cities * Jakarta * Semarang * Surabaya * Yogyakarta * Surakarta (Solo) * History * Prehistory * Hindu and Buddhist Kingdoms * The Flowering of Javanese Culture * Islam in Java * The Colonial Era: Portuguese and Dutch * Nationalism * Japanese Occupation and Indonesian Independence * The Modern Era * Recent Events * Economy * Agriculture * Agricultural Productivity and Population Growth * Manufacturing and Industry * Exports * Government * Ethnic Groups and Languages * Sundanese * Madurese * Tenggerese * Chinese * Badui * Religion * Overview * Religious Background * Hinduism and Buddhism in Java * Islam * The Role of Religion in the Javanese Government * Influence of Religion on Daily Life * Religious Holidays and Festivals * Ramadan * Idul Fitri * Christmas * Idul Adha * Muharram * Good Friday and Easter * Maulud Nabi Muhammad * Waisak Day * Pilgrimage (Hajj) * Buildings of Worship * Behavior in Places of Worship * Mosques * Hindu Temples * Traditions * Traditional Economy and Jobs * Agriculture * Handicrafts * Greetings * Hospitality and Gift-Giving * Dress Codes * Cuisine * Artistic Traditions * Wayang * Wayang Kulit * Non-Religious Holidays * National Public Holidays * Festivals * Social Events * Weddings * Funerals * Do's and Don'ts * Do's * Don'ts * Urban Life * Urban Jobs and Workforce * Bribery and Paternalism * Daily Urban Life, Living Conditions, and Pastimes * Education * Health Care * Transportation and Traffic * Restaurants and Marketplace * Restaurants * Marketplace * Dealing with Beggars