IG Factbook: "The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the 17th century - Japan occupied the islands from 1942 to 1945. After independence a period of sometimes unruly parliamentary democracy ended in 1957 when President Soekarno declared martial law. From 1967 until 1988 he ruled Indonesia until rioting toppled his rule. Elections took place in 1999 and Indonesia is now the world's third most populous democracy. Current issues include: alleviating poverty, improving education, preventing terrorism, consolidating democracy after four decades of authoritarianism, implementing economic and financial reforms, stemming corruption reforming the criminal justice system, holding the military and police accountable for human rights violations, addressing climate change, and controlling infectious diseases. In 2005, Indonesia reached a historic peace agreement with separatists in Aceh in 2006 but continues to face low resistance in Papua by the separatist Free Papua Movement."
- It has the second largest population of apes (70,738) behind only Central Africa (408,738), making it a good country to start with the Simian Flu. The main reason for this is that orangutans live in Indonesia, and these 70,738 apes represent the population of orangutans.
- Although Western New Guinea is part of Indonesia, it is actually separated from Indonesia in-game, with both Western New Guinea and Papua New Guinea being part of New Guinea.
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