Fifty years since Indonesia coup: Honest History miscellany

‘Fifty years since Indonesia coup: Honest History miscellany’, Honest History, 1 October 2015(updated)

On the night of 30 September-1 October 1965 anti-communist forces in Indonesia quelled an alleged nascent coup attributed to the Indonesian communist party, the PKI. The coup was important for Australia because, after a period of settling down, it replaced the Sukarno regime, which seemed a threat to Australia and to the stability of the region, with the more pro-Western Suharto regime which lasted for 30 years. Communism is still banned in Indonesia.

The anniversary has produced a number of articles and resurrected some others:



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