Even with its multiple cultures, traditions, and dialects, Indonesia has the world’s largest Muslim population. Stunning beaches, exotic fishes and monumental volcanoes are part of the attributes that make Indonesia a remarkable tourist destination.
As Dutch control expanded through the archipelago more and more land was taken from traditional leaders. In 1942 the Japanese Imperial army marched into Batavia, arresting Europeans and removing signs of Dutch rule. The Japanese were harsh masters, but also provided training and impetus for the declaration if an independent Indonesia in 1945. Almost 50,000 Indonesians were killed in the …