Assignment Under the Volcano

Overview of Indonesian history, as well as economic development and feudalistic political system under the New Order. Discusses the significance of the Pancasila, Islam, and westernization. Explains the make up of the three political parties and the predictability of general elections. Mentions the 1996 attempted coup, the ensuing killing of Communists, continuing separatists, movements, and the occupation of East Timor. Examines the strongest national institution- the Army. Concludes that Indonesian democracy is in reality a disguised autocracy. VHS.

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