Emerald of The Equator: An Indonesian TL

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Era of Hardships Part 1: War
The Resurrection of Nusantara: How Indonesia Rose from Ashes of Colonialism
Chapter 1



The 1955 Election has ended. Sukarno has won the Presidency. The Parliament have selected their leader for Prime Minister, which is Wilopo, again. Few months after post inauguration, Sukarno and Natsir did the Foreign relations, while Wilopo, this time, interestingly, Hatta is his deputy. Both pairs cooperated quite synchronized, aside from several clashes and debates. However, there was one thing they were afraid of.

On 31st of September 1955, the Australian government requested the government of Indonesia to conduct talks regarding the Papua Issue. It was held in Dili, part of former Portuguese East Indies. Sukarno appointed Adam Malik, a journalist and a politician, to represent Indonesia with H.V Evatts with Norman Makin as Australia’s representative.

The negotiation was a disaster. The Australian government strongly demanded Indonesia to withdraw any assistance for the Papuan separatists in the Eastern side, while the Indonesian denied such actions. Disagreement turned to brawls, and both went home with pique. This also gave attention to the international world. The United Nations had suggested this matters to take in New York. Still, none of the parties would open themselves up.

The next week, Australia government decided with their international broadcast to condemn Indonesia. Along with lines as ‘Fascist Scoundrels’ and ‘War hawks’, they humiliated Indonesia in front of the world. By then, tensions rise exponentially, and both sides knew that only one action would absolutely lead to war.

Indonesians by this time knew war is inevitable, and losing side is not what they want. Sukarno had thought about this for a while, reflecting from moments during Independence War. He then found out a solution, and notify the whole nation with a sudden radio broadcast in 30th of November 1955.

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

Fellow Indonesians,

Indonesia is a young democratic nation, and we all adore her.

By all the hard work we have had, our feet on the road to democracy has begun, and we have made a good start. But we will not deceive ourselves with the false illusion that we have traversed the full extent of the road to democracy, if indeed any end there be.

The secret ballot, the free press, the freedom of belief, the votings in parliaments - these are all merely expressions of democracy. Freedom of expression has a guardian in a certain measure of prosperity, the achievement of freedom from want.

For us then, democratic principles are not simply an aim. The expression of desire inherent in human nature, they are also a means of providing our people with reasonable standard of living. The freedom of expression and the freedom of wants are indivisible, two interdependent souls in our body.

As with all other freedoms, freedom of expression is no absolute, its indiscriminate and unrestrained exercise could hamper harmonious growth of other freedoms, could hamper the harmonious growth from want, and thus sow the seed for the destruction of the fundamentals of human freedom itself.

To the famished man democracy can never be more than a slogan. What can a vote mean to a woman worn out by toll, whose children fret and all with the fever of malaria? Democracy is not merely government by the people, democracy is also government for the people.

In my opinion, democracy in Indonesia is as perfect as it can be. But different can we see from the eyes of the World.

Our confrontations with Australia has led us isolated, secluded, removed from the progress of the world. They may seem like a sheep, but they are wolves in sheep skin. Little by little, our beloved nation is antagonized. No harm is done now, but it will years from now.

I, as President of this brilliant nation, will not let our beloved country ruined by these rascals. They have tarnished our great nation for centuries, and we will not be tarnished once again.

I, your appointed President, has invited Wilopo into this serious issue. We discuss about things to revert this damage, and we have discovered one outstanding solution.

I hereby declare the Presidential Decree of 30th of November 1955

First, I, by the power as the President of the Federal Republic of Indonesia, will invoke the Assembly to revise the Constitution of Indonesia. We shall officially be a Parliamentary Republic. All state affairs shall be given to the Assembly, while I and Natsir will still a national symbol.

Second, I, by the power as the President of the Federal Republic of Indonesia, will invoke the Assembly to finish the Constitution in 6 months. The statehood appliance must be finished as well.

Third, I, by the power as the President of the Federal Republic of Indonesia, hereby declare the state of Indonesia under a partial mobilization. Conscription shall be enacted, and the Armed Forces shall be expanded.

By this decree, I hope the people of Indonesia will cooperate to fight against tyranny, oppression and intimidation from the Down Under.

Live Indonesia! Live and yet Live!

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

After the broadcast, millions queued for drafting into the military. What was once hoped for a pacifist nation, now preparing for war. Still, Indonesians never complained about that, as they rallied on the battle-cry of Sukarno.

Inside the Assembly, night-hours is being established. Many representatives have decided to stay on the Konstituante Building for a night. It is located in Bandung, initially used for the Asia-Africa Conference. Representatives have worked up to the limit, and it is paid off.

On 4th of April 1956, the finish draft, the National Constitution of Indonesia Year 1956 is being ratified. The whole world now knows that Indonesia is serious about democracy. Yet, good news is futile, as the powderkeg have already happened in exactly the previous month, March 4th 1956.

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The exact year of ratification is 1956, but after that many many amendments have been created within a three-year span that Legislates decided to change the Constitution entirely in 1959. In addition to it, many of the 1956 contents were Neutral-policy which harm the building Indo-American relations.

Yes, Indonesia have already been a parliamentary republic since 1956, but the real legal system and all of the others put into effect after 1959.
 
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Well, that is unexpected.
I thought indonesia-australia relation is quite good at that time

It all happened right after the West Papua returned. West Papua returned means that only the Eastern Side remains colonized. Furthermore, Assembly granted statehood to Papua right after aquiring it. Granted statehood in Federal Indonesia is like safe haven for Papuans.

And I inserted Indo sentiments on Aussie Labours.

I'll explained it on detail by the next post.
 
Era of Hardships Part 2: Papua
Papua: The Island that Shifts the Down Under

Papua, or internationally called New Guinea, is the second largest island in the world, falling behind of Greenland. Yet, however large it may seem, it was neglected by all foreign powers. Home to the aboriginal Austronesian tribes, Papua prior to World War 1 is divided into three. The Western half is given to the Dutch East Indies, the Eastern half was further divided into two, German and British. After the World War, the British acquired the German part, and in some time later handed over to the Australian Dominion based on 1905 Papua Act. During World War 2, Papua was partly occupied by Japanese forces. After Japanese capitulation, it was returned to Dutch and Australian hands. Finally, Indonesian efforts on Papuan Question make way for Western Half to be in Indonesian territories.

During these time of shifting occupants and colonists, Papua was never regulated. Remote tribes live freely deep within the jungle, crossing the border for maybe dozen of times. The Australians have knew of this, of course, but it was so irrelevant that they decided to leave that aside. Before 1952 arrived, Papua had have a relatively harmonic coexistence from each holders. But, that would change… Since 1952, Indonesians have put efforts in reclaiming Papua back into their hands. As a result, they conduct several classified operations. One of them is Operation Dwikora.

Named by Sukarno itself, Dwikora had two objectives. First, Indonesia must make peaceful non-coercive actions that Papua should be in Indonesia’s hands. Next, Indonesia must equip Papuans with basic defense to fight potential colonial oppressions. The last objective was the main reason why Australia-Indonesian relations deteriorated.

After the World War. The Bunning Brothers, an Australian sawmill company had its eyes towards the density of Papuan rainforest. One could not argue the wealth they can extracted from there. Unfortunately, money spawn greed. Not long, several rumors about mistreatment spread out. “One tree toppled, one Papuan oppressed”, said natives. They grew in wealth, but Papuans grew in hatred.

The Bunning Brothers, surprisingly became one of the fundraisers for the Australian Labor Party. A significant percentage of Labor’s campaign come from the sawmill production, and led them to victory. Another reason the Bunning Brothers was used is the rising Labor sentiment due to possible ties with the Communist. The Bunning Brothers hated communist, but not hated enough to radicalized themselves against Labor’s ideologies. This tactics proved not enough for the party to swing voters especially to win the 1954 Election. However, Ric Throssel had a sly plan.

Just weeks before the voting commenced, he leaked classified data from an informant. The Sydney Morning Herald publish those data on 20th May 1954. The data really shifted voter to Labor, and it involved Indonesia.

The Coalition government never really desired Papua to be Australian forever. The literacy of Papua was so low that Australia must granted these people further education. They have to do this because sooner or later, Australia’s ownership of Papua would be decried.

The world is changing. Few decades ago, having an extra bit of land would have our nation adored and glorified by the international community. In a few years time, having an extra bit of land, territory in particular, would let our nation remembered as oppressors and conquerors against freedom of govern to those people.
Harold Holt

Plus, Australia is somewhat an isolationist nation. For decades they resist on opening borders as broad as their American friend. Immigration was held tight, and regulations were applied. Illegal immigration to Papua Island, then to Australia, had been the worst nags of Australian border control in history. Protect the Down Under is easy, but protecting the Northern Island, not so much. They needed a solution for the current and possible upcoming problems. That is why Sir Robert Menzies decided to contact Wilopo by phone. They discussed for a solid three and a half hours regarding this issue, and they signed a deal. By the year 1960, Australia will granted a referendum to people of New Guinea Territories. However, in their referendum there will be an option of whether the territory want to join up Indonesia, thus uniting the island once again. Indonesia in return would give special port acess to Australia for full 50 years. They secretly signed this deal, in Kupang, which now known as the Kupang Secret Agreement”

After the press leaked this to the people, they were upset with the government. Being lied by their own selected representative was not their expectations. As a result, the Coalition declined, declined enough to make the Labors a win in 1954.

Soon, the Labor won the government. And immediately tension rose on day one. Australia publicize the secret agreement, and criticize the old administration’s agreement as a humiliation to the Australian people. They affirmed that ‘Not an inch will be given’ to Indonesia or Papuans themselves. After that, insurgency in Papua rises exponentially. More and more attacks happened towards any Australian people in New Guinea Territories, military or not. In the end, Australia had enough on 3rd March 1956.

An Indonesian squad was just having their weekly patrol when suddenly three Papuans ran for the checkpoint. Australian army men follow soon after with shots fired. The escapers were able to cross the border, and knelt down to the Indonesian squad for help. Budi Setiawan, Lieutenant, felt pity for them, and decided to hear the natives. The Australians in the other side demanded to return those escapers immediately. Budi was just stalling time when they shot him and his squad, but a private, Joko Suwardi, managed to flee and rush for the army command in Kota Baru.

The news reached Army High Command in Jakarta, and they are furious. In three days, Indonesia gave an ultimatum to the Australian government, that the shooters must be trialed and sentenced according to Indonesia law by a week. Australia, as expected, neglected the ultimatum. Indonesia then declared war to Australia on March 17th, and the fighting starts.
 
Era of Hardships Part 3: Stalemate
Sukarno was sitting on his rattan chair, slouching with his usual peci slanted. He examined the gentlemen before him, all were busy on insulting each other.

“This act of war is ridiculous! How can we get away with this without Indonesia becoming a British Dominion?” Natsir shouted.

“Don’t exaggerate Natsir. There is no way the British would be able to do such thing,” Wilopo back-fired.

“Wilopo, Dominions aside, I agree with Natsir. We are in no shape of fighting Australia,” a gentleman in the opposite of Sukarno, said.

Debate resumes, and Sukarno decided not to listen any of it. However, a few minutes later, Colonel Ahmad Yani entered the Secret Room with a news to tell. He entered with saluting all of the members inside the room. Only Nasution saluted back.

“General, We’ve lost at Arafura Sea. Four ships sunk against one Australian,” he reported.

“Thank You, Colonel. You may dismiss,” General Nasution answered.

“See? It will be just months before our god damn Navy get sunk!” Natsir commented.

“Oh, save yourself with all your pessimistic thoughts,” Hatta returned.

Sukarno was really disturbed with the increasing tension within the chamber. His head was now spinning comparing to his minor aching a few minutes ago. He drank his coffee, not easing any of his mind. He riveted his head on this right hand. He was getting more and more anxious.

He really hated disputes. He had experienced many faults happened because of discord. For example, he really hated when he was threatened to proclaim the independence. Sukarno groaned, he despised that memory to resurface again.

Just as Wilopo was offending about Natsir pro stances towards Kartosuwiryo. Sukarno had enough. He throwed his hand up, and slammed it to the table. The meeting went quiet.

“We have agreed on this. Me, you, you, and everyone here had already agreed on this. Freedom of Papua can only be acclaim by declaring war on Australia. And by that, we are the ones who declare on them, not them. The Labors were stupid enough to wage war to Indonesia, and we have planned to utilize this as not only Papua, but also Malaya.

Just six months ago. SIX MONTHS AGO! We sat down on this exact table, all unified in one voice. ‘This is our chance; we can achieve everything in this one moment.’ Now, where are we? We succumb into disarray.

No more fighting ourselves, please. In this time of needs, we must unite, not divide. Let them see our revolutionary spirit once more, hungry for liberty and freedom from Western bullies! We have won the World in Round Table Conference, we will win again after this war. ”

The meeting became speechless. Several sneers from both sides were given, but never went anywhere
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The War of Australian Aggression was supposed to be a quick war for the Australians. Indeed, they won in every aspect, except population. The Down Under had a decent navy. Alas, no one predicted that it would last for ten years and two months. The final battle for this war would be the Battle of Diego Garcia on Labor Day of 1966.

The early stages of the war, was a disaster to Indonesia. Australia occupied most of Papua Islands, and only left Biak as a tiny Indonesian stronghold. Once an US occupied region for WW2 effort, the islands had a substantial but abandoned air field. Alex Evert Kawilarang, the Regional Commander of Dwikora Region, preserve the resistance there. But then, the returned leader of the Air Force, Suryadi Suryadharma, saw this island as a potential. Australia neglected this island, which soon will become her [1] fatal mistake. In naval superiority, Indonesia definitely fails. Arafura Sea became an Australian playground, and she expands her domain to Banda Sea. The British, after joined the war on April, had completely secure the Malaccan Straits, and heading South for the capital. Reached Jakarta on July, after sinking more Indonesian vessels, the Royal Navy sieged Jakarta with her ships.

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Colonel Alex Evert Kawilarang, OTL rebelled against Indonesia in Permesta Rebelion, butterflied the rebelion with this.

The first few years of the war was merely Indonesia versus Australia and Great Britain. New Zealand and the rest of the Queen’s Dominions never being called, thus never joined the war. Despite not the whole gang, the Red Albion already did major damages to Indonesia. Experts had predicted that Indonesia would soon fall by 1957, but boy they were wrong.

The war of attrition, embarked by the Royal Navy, never really starved Indonesia even a single bowl short. They never attacked the countryside, thus food production had little changes. A significant effect can only be observed on imports, but food had been managed surprisingly well. The Suez Crisis also caused the 1957 recession in Britain. The Suez Canal Crisis, a ten months’ warfare from 1956-1957, crippled any British involvement anywhere farther than Egypt. Ended with an Egyptian victory, the Suez Canal was inaccessible for the British. Anthony Eden resigned from office. Political chaos in Britain began and mistakes begin to make.

Christopher H. Hutchinson, the Far East Fleet, made their own move. They would summon troops from Australia to naval invade parts of Indonesia. He devised a D-Day style invasion plan to the East Java, from Madura to south on Gempol. He summoned 50.000 men and land to Sidoarjo at 2nd September 1957. This was rated a historical deja-vu when Allied troops entered Surabaya twelve years prior. His organized plot birthed results, but he led to his ill-fated end. People of East Java, radicalized with the PGI’s propaganda and slogan, fought every inch of their land to not being step by foreign power. The Invasion of Sidoarjo end up with 20.000 personnel dead, and another 5.000 personnel in captive. The rest lived on by retreating to Darwin. Hutchinson was utterly devastated. His unlucky gamble let him to resign his post, and left for a peaceful life in Scotland.

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Christopher H. Hutchinson, this was purely altered
Once again, Indonesia’s spirit was blazing fire. The nation was able to repel the Europeans, again. International media once again took noticed on this nation, a vigorous nation of the third world. In addition to leaked tapes of Papuan harassment in Australia, more nations took side with Indonesia. One of them, intriguingly, was the United States of America.

[1] I start using 'her' as pronoun for nations.
 
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I am reminded to the fact that before the MaPhilIndo debacle and the rise of ASEAN ending the idea, there was a large movement in the Philippines to "reunite the Malay race under one nation" or the like. The idea was said to came from the Philippine national hero Jose Rizal's idea of uniting the Malay people, aka austronesians, and erasing colonial divisions.
 
Era of Hardships Part 4: Vietnam
Based on:

The Hawaii Pact Book One: The Great Allied War

1958 was the beginning of the 2nd stage of the war, which is pseudo-armistice.

The Gift of the Nile, the Egyptian Republic, had just won its war against two colonial powers, France and Britain in the Suez Crisis. Charismatic General Abdul Nasser had swept up Israeli lands up until devastation, kneeling them into a peace deal. They negotiated at Jerusalem, The Holy City, thus names the Treaty of Jerusalem. The treaty was humiliating for the colonial powers, thus mark their end.

Egyptian nationalization on the canal shall be valid and shall not be disturbed

These foreign powers on three-year time are restricted on the Canal until further negotiations ensue:

Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Republic of France

Republic of Israel

Israel must withdraw all her troops to the 1948 Partition Plan of Palestine Border

The Gaza Territories shall be inserted into the Republic of Egypt

The Arab State in Acre and Palestine shall be liberated as Republic of Palestine

After the war, the British government had very difficult access to the Far East. Every communication and supply line from the Far East to the Homeland shall be diverted to South Africa, which takes additional weeks. Thus, the situation in Australian Aggression became fairly quiet. War activities lessen in the 2nd stage of the war. Australia, still dependent on the Throne, had less independent efforts in fighting against Indonesia. Because of that, this stage was used fully by Indonesia as ‘prepare to fight back. From 1958 to 1960, war production increased quadrupled. Divisions became more fully-equipped and experienced. Eastern Indonesia was still owned by Australia minus Biak, but liberation would soon be at hand.

Another reason Indonesia managed to hold a resistance is none other than the United States. The CIA files proven that in Papua had been discovered massive gold and uranium deposits, beneficial for the Cold War. Eisenhower took noticed. He tried to gain benefits while still allying Britain, so he gave supplies such as AK-47 from Iran. Giving US weapons would immediately be being suspected by Britain, so by this tactic, it would not be found out. In addition to it, US military personnel volunteered to work with Indonesia. This was proven with Alan Lawrence Pope fighting with Indonesia on his plane. In return, Indonesia must give that specific 'area' into the hands of a US mining company, with 25% of the income given to Indonesia in return. Sukarno, yet hated this kind of colonialism, must accept due to war measures.

Eisenhower had been cautious with the situation in Indonesia. He, persuaded by the CIA, grew into giving support for the Emerald of the Equator. But, he would not want Britain to notice it. His administration would only give limited assistance to Indonesia. Helping the nation long enough until the next administration blatantly announces his support of Indonesia.

In addition to it, in order to anticipate US withdrawal if ever they betrayed Indonesia, Jakarta had another backup plan.

In December 1958, Wilopo visited Hanoi. In Hanoi, he meets up with all the disputed powers in the region. Bảo Đại, Ngô Đình Diệm and Hồ Chí Minh with Wilopo all sat down in Hanoi on a possible peace deal by these three factions. These three leaders were enraged with each other, constantly on the edge of killing themselves. However, Wilopo had made just a crucial point for them.

Fellow Gentlemen of Indochina. For nearly forty years of serving Indonesia, I had learned a significant lesson.

I have fought my nation's Revolutionary wars, once fought alongside Sudirman, whose tactics had been admired by Mr. Hồ Chí Minh himself. I have participated in the making of Pancasila, my country's ideology. Pancasila, along with liberal infuse, also satisfied Mr. Ngô Đình Diệm as well. I have also participate many, many political debates among my Communists, Islam Fundamentalists and Naitionalists have given me a great lesson. My lesson learned is that, ideology, is not Indonesia's driving factor, but belief. We, from the rise of Budi Utomo, have believed for a united Indonesia. Belief for a better nation under our own government. A belief, that someday, somehow, we would be free from slavery and oppression. Our believe, dear friends, let us to our independence, and the struggle after that. Although we hated each other because of the political ideologies being differ, none of them, including me, will ever do anything to harm our beloved Indonesia.

So, dear gentlemen, you may noticed that two of three of the warring sides have at least one reason why they loved Indonesia. Ideology is not a problem for a nation, but it would be when it is not reconciled. My nation, particularly, united with different ideologies. Communism, Nationalism and Liberalism all can sit on the same chamber of the Assembly. In fact, if you could consider, Pancasila consists of five different ideologies on my view. Conservatism, Socialism, Nationalism, Liberalism and Social Democracy. These five distinct ideologies, merged into one, has made a great union to my people, Indonesia. And why it still works? Because we have two main rally to consider.

One, our nation was constantly downtrodden by the ruthless European powers. Our infamous Force Plantation Program by the Dutch slaughtered our nation like the Devil itself. The Dutch Aggression manipulated us into dividing ourselves. And know, the Australian Aggression coerced us into bowing on the Anglos. You, fellow gentlemen, have experienced the same fate. The French have killing most of your monks and populations. Discrimination, suffering and poverty all around the nation. In these circumstances, all elements must unite.

The second reason, I believe, is our hope for a better nation. History have made us the black horse. Our abundant wealth all but exploited for the greed of Europeans. For years and years we have only created wealth for them but not us. You also do consider those, right?

So, fellow friends of South East Asia. I requested you all to unite in a national coalition. Not against each other, but against a farther larger threat, the French. Based on your explanations, the French forces have increases substantially. It is only time before you divided brothers all may succumb to the European, which I fear the most. For that, let us cooperate and fight for the hope for a better future!

Well, that leaves the Monarchist to settle. Your Highness, my nation had several setbacks when it is about monarchy. You have seen my nation disbanded the friendly monarchy Jogja and Solo into ashes. But mark my words, the new Constitution will benefit the Monarchist. I can assure you that Jogja and Solo will be back from the dead, and shall be given certain autonomy. If you don't trust it, then wait until next year.

-Wilopo, secret record from Kingdom of Vietnam national files

The meeting went up great for the warring factions in Vietnam. For once, the communists and the liberals can work together and form up some sort of coalition, albeit how fragile it is. It is left for the Monarchist to decide, and they did after the New Constitution is being ratified in Indonesia.

In foreign stance, Indonesia was winning, the prolonged war make the British people demanded peace, creating conflict with the Australian government. Furthermore, it would make way for instability with the Empire. The United States was also leaning for Indonesia, leaving Britain with France as a benefactor. The Soviet Union was still quiet in response. However, in the domestic stance, Indonesia is changing.
 
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Era of Hardships Part 5: Constitution
Based on:

The Birth of 1959 Constitution by Sukiman Wirahadi Kusumaningrat (2100)

In 1959, Indonesia had finally announced its newest Constitution. The representatives have had months of overtime within the Assembly in Bandung. People from all ideological backgrounds all work together to form the Constitution. In the end, by March 1959, the Constitution is being set.

This is based on an interview with President Jonathan Trihandoko (2050) about government bodies and administrative regions:

The 1959 Constitution is based on the mixture between the existing 1950 Momentary Constitution and adaptation from the United States. The President is being voted by the nation by a direct election, and only functions as head of state. The Prime Minister is often voted by the winning coalition, voted by the people in an electorate election. The executive election always being held repetitively every five years. Meanwhile, the legislative election will be held in every five years, except the President dissolves the Parliament earlier than the term.

The Executive Chamber lives on the Presidential Palace in 45th Sukarno Street. While the Legislative Chamber assembles on the DPR Building in 55th Amir Street. The Executives only consists of the President, Vice President and its fellow Advisors. The President is a ceremonial figure with limited executive powers. Most of them are ‘reserved powers’ as example, the 2019 Dissolution. Another executive powers a President hold is mainly function similarly to a Commissar in a company. It will not do the daily activities of a nation, but will supervise the Prime Minister. The election would be held on the first week of March every five years. If the President failed to do its duty, the Vice President will take office, and the Vice President Seat will be vacant until the next election comes.

The Prime Minister will be elected in a Legislative Election after the Public Legislative Election in early January. The Prime Minister is the head of government, leading many duties regarding nation issues. The Parliament, if dislike the Prime Minister, can enact a motion of No Confidence. Prime Minister is able to form its own administration, or cabinet. Foreign Department, Treasury Department, Defense Department, Justice Department, Interior Department, Agriculture Department, Commerce Department, Labor Department, Health and Human Services Department, Housing and Urban Development Department, Transportation Department, Energy Department, Education Department all adapted from the United States own Presidential Cabinet. The Industrial Department, Environment and Forestry Department, State-Owned Enterprise Department, Maritime and Fisheries Department, and Administration and National Development Department are added corresponding to the former Constitution. The Cabinet level officials are Attorney General Office, National Armed Forces, National Police, Secretary of Cabinet, State Intelligence Agency, and Joint Executive Staff Officials. That makes us in 18 Ministerial Office and 6 Cabinet level officials. Ministerial Offices are controlled by the Prime Minister and the Cabinet level officials are controlled by the Prime Minister but led by the President himself.

Presidential Elections are proportional majority election voted by the people. The Prime Minister’s Election, on the other hand, has two stages. The first stage is the voting of the parliament constituency and regional constituency. The parliament constituency is a fixed and drawn according to the population census and state borders. The parliament constituency, is fixed on 650 seats, will be distributed evenly on population wise, except special autonomous grants. The Regional constituency, is fixed on 4 every state, except special autonomous grants. These special autonomous grants, we will get into that later.

Those are the first two of five government bodies ratified by the Constitution. The last three were the Judicial Body, Control Body and the Monetary Body. The Judicial Body interprets and applies the law. The Control Body supervises all four of the bodies. The Monetary Body focuses on stabilizing Rupiah.

Let us get back on the administrative divisions. After the 7th Amendment, Indonesia grants four types of special autonomous level. The first is “Special Administrative Regions”. Special Administrative Regions are states that were granted two powers. The first is an ability to have its own Congress and President of choice, and granted autonomy to everything except national defense (even in some extent, regional paramilitary forces are allowed, so do domestic police), foreign policies and currencies. These are applied in Suriname, Papua and Madagascar if such consitution still established. This autonomous level is higher than the rest. The second type is “Autonomous Region”. Autonomous Region are states that were granted only one power, which is the ability to own its independent Congress. It is granted autonomy except national defense, foreign policies, currencies and laws. Yet the leader of the state remains a Governor. This was a modern adjustment with Amir’s Special Economic Region, so it gains more economic freedom than everywhere else. This status is applied for many regions, notably Singapore, Batam-Bintan, Walini City, Jakarta Coastal City, Bali, Labuan, Penang and Malacca. The third autonomous level is “Kingdom” which only grants their head of state to be a Sultan or similar status. These states are Jogjakarta, Surakarta, Brunei, Johor, and Perak. The lowest level of them all is “Territories” which all mostly sparsely populated islands like Keeling, Diego Garcia and Christmas Islands in a modern essence.

After the publication of the Constitution to the International Media, positive responses were received. The Constitution immediately put into effect on the 1960 Election and much more Amendments would be made, a total of 10 until now. In addition to it, the forming of the 1959 Constitution makes way for the second stage of the Great Allied War, which was "Escalation"
 
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Huh, seems that Malaysia got butterflied away, leaving only the Philippines and Indonesia in the Maritime South East Asia region.
 
I'm writing for the next chapter. It's about the 'Escalation' I've talked about.

For the chapter after, what do you guys want?

A chapter about Europe or the Americas?
 
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