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This essay will be on the History in Brief of Indoneisa, the Government of Indoneisia, the island of Java, and the Geography of Indoneisa.

In early days, the region from India to Japan, including Indonesia, was known to the Europeans as the Indies. Chris Colombus was looking for a westward sea roots from Europe to the Indies when he arrived in America. During 1600's dutch political control began to spread Indonesia.

Indonesia declared it's independencein 1945 and fought the Dutch until 1949 when they gave up their control.

At first, the Dutch allowed nationalist movement to delevope. In 1905, it had introduced municipal councils to govern the towns and cities. By 1920, there were 32 such councils, with little electorial franchise.

Other councils were also established. They included provicial councils in Java, and group communities concils outside Java.

The government of Indonesia is based on a constitution written in 1945.

A president serves as the head of government. The president apionts a sheet of advisers consisting of top military leaders and civillians.

In theory, the peoples console assembly is supposed to establish a general direction of the government's policys.

A house of peoples Representatives is the nations parlament, however, in practice neither the assembly nor the house has real power. Instead, it is the president who makes all of the important decisions.

The president is elected to a five year term the Peoples Consulative assembly. Te assembly has 1,000 members. It includes the 500 members of the peoples representives. It also includes 500 members of regional, occupational, and other groups.

All assembly members serve five year terms. The assembly usually is only held once every five years. The 500 members of the People's Representatives includes 400 who are elected through a system that insures that the government's potlitical organization...