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    East Timor Crisis

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    East Timor was ruled by Portugal for about 17 centuries. During World War I, hundreds of East Timorese lost their lives helping Australia forces fight against the Japanese. East Timor was then invaded by Indonesia shortly after Portugal suddenly left in 1975, this was the day after U.S. President Ford’s visit to Indonesia, with what people have suspected as being a green light to invade. At that time, Indonesia had military, economic and political support from countries such as UK, USA and Australia

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    East Timor

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    occupation of East Timor by Indonesia there were many human rights violations. This has been confirmed by retrospective investigations. Much of the violence was centred on the people involved with the FRETLIN political party (the Revolutionary Front of Independent East Timor). A 2500 word United Nations report has confirmed that starvation was used as a weapon to control the East Timorese people. According to the report – the Indonesian military forces “consciously decided to use starvation of East Timorese

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    East Timor History

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    East Timor or Timor-Leste is a country in South East Asia that shares borders with Indonesia (see map on right). A small country about 300 miles from Australia, it was occupied by Portugal for 400 years. On the 28th of November, 1975 East Timor declared independence. Invaded by Indonesia one week later, what followed was a vicious occupation that would span 24 years and would leave as many as 200,000 civilians - around a third of the pre-invasion population - dead. A short history: In 1975, the new

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    East Timor

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    The tiny south pacific nation of East Timor has had a long and tumultuous history. While it has been touted as the first independent country of the 21st century, the government originally declared its independence in November of 1975. East Timor had spent over 300 years under Portugese rule and the colonial influences did much to shape Timorese culture and society. As a result East Timor developed very differently from its neighbours and had little in common with the former Dutch colony that became

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    On December 7th, 1975 Indonesia invaded East Timor under the guise of “invitation.” Five days after the invasion, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution that strongly condemned the invasion, called for Indonesia to withdraw immediately, and championed the East Timorese people’s right to self-determination. The United States and most other Western European nations abstained (Jardine 36). Seven subsequent resolutions on East Timor were also passed by the General Assembly—the last in

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    Kosovo - East Timor

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    independence and settle an agreement with the Albanians. They won the referendum, and they should be allowed to separate. It’s moral of them to fight for their rights and their country’s freedom. East Timor There is a major conflict in East Timor between Indonesia. The Indonesian army invaded East Timor and has occupied it for more than 25 years. This has caused a great deal of violence between the settlers and the Timorese. More than one-third of the population (approx. 200,000) has died due to

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    For the pioneering writers, the East Timorese participation in politics starts only in 1974, when they created the three political parties. Their accounts of the period until 1978 are generally reiterations of Jill Jolliffe’s view, and the center of discussion is usually FRETILIN and its armed wing – the Portuguese speaking leading vehicle of the resistance. In more recent works (of Taylor, Dun, and Robinson), the narrative ends with the international intervention in 1999 or the Restoration of Independence

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    Jolliffe, her successors, the UN, and the East Timorese government by presenting an alternative perspective about imaginary landscapes of Timorese revolutionaries. The modernist narrative should be reversed by means of the category of experiences in Timorese language of resistance. As we have seen in the last chapter, most of the existing works situate the emergence of proto-nationalism during the Japanese Occupation from 1942 to 1945. They argue that the East Timorese fought along with the Australians

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    The Republic of Indonesia

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    The Republic of Indonesia is an archipelago situated in Southeast Asia and Oceania. Indonesia encompasses a total of 17,508 islands and borders Papua New Guinea, East Timor, and Malaysia. Neighboring countries include Singapore, Philippines, Australia, and the Indian territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (4). The purpose of this paper is to assess the overall country of Indonesia in order to further develop situational awareness and provide insight on the country’s status and capabilities

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    Humanitarian Intervention

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    without United Nations authorization, that were legally justified on the basis of preventing widespread and grave violations of fundamental human rights. The dramatic events of 1999 in East Timor highlight a pressing need to reflect on the popular debate on the practice of humanitarian intervention. The East Timor case is not an ordinary example of Humanitarian Intervention, in-fact some argue not an example at all. This paper will contain a critical assessment of the 1999 United Nation intervention

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