Events of Indonesia

Main

Under Dutch Control

1700 - 1811

Java under British East India Company

1811 - 1815

Dutch regain rule

1815 - 1920

Proclomation of independent Republic of Indonesia

1945

Sukarno is first president

1945 - 1966

Saharto takes power from Sukarno

1966

Suharto is appointed president

1968 - 1998

Suharto steps down

1998

East Timor becomes independent

2002

Terrorist bomb kills 202 people in Bali

2002

Car bomb in Jakarta kills 14 people

2003

Indian Ocean tsunami kills 220,000 people (mainly in Suamtra)

2004

First ever direct president elections

2004

Government signs peace deal with Free Aceh Movement in northern Sumatra

2005

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono wins re-election

2009