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The Rise of Contenders Part 11: Oriental Mainland
The Red Nation

The death of Mao Ze Dong on 28th March 1978 shocked the core of communism in China. Not only it shone a new light on the Marxist ideology, but it represented a new way of thinking, centralized yet democratic, which put envy towards most nations all around. His image displays hope for a better People’s Republic of China. However, all those years of progress will be passed on to his wife, who has nothing in favour of her husband’s setup.

Before Mao Ze Dong’s death, his CCP was divided into two conflicting factions. The Reformist Clan, supported by Deng Xiao Ping, was the moderate wing for the CCP. It promoted Mao’s soft stance towards intellectuals, while also persuading him to privatize parts of the commercial sector. Although Mao never asserted any promises, he started to side with the Reformists. The clan also supported France’s new communist ideology and wished to maintain friendly ties to now the holder of the world’s oil.

The other faction is the Conservative Jiang Qing and her Gang of Four. Unlike the reformist, they perpetrated Mao’s friendly terms with intellectuals as reprehensible. The Western thinking that the intellectuals provided amidst their plans and designs pushed the nation into a force of democratization. Several youths began parading for more freedom, the KMT even infiltrated Fujian and Zhejiang, gathering sympathizers. For Mao, as long as the economy flourished, people will stay supportive of the ideology. Affirmative outcomes manifested widely in Northern and Western China. The Southern, however, remained defiant, even after decades of submission. Still, Southern China was getting keen on the Beijing government, and successfully influence the Pearl River Delta that Hong Kong citizens flocked towards the promising communist government. Especially after a recommended project about building the next megacity, empowering residents announced their encouragement for Mao Ze Dong.

Nevertheless, the conservative faction had enough, and havoc ensued. Her initial policy after her ascension was the Cultural Revolution. Jiang Qing proclaimed a revision of Chinese history, as well as serving the communist ideology as the martyr above all the previous governments. All she needed to bolster this effort was a failed intellectual project or anything that can undermine the influence of scholars and academia. That event happened just weeks after the paramount leader was changed.

The Banqiao Dam was constructed back in 1951 and finished in 1953. The construction of the dam was built by Chinese intellectuals, also by Soviet engineers. In 1969, the dam was evaluated by Chen Xing, stating that the dam was subjected to imminent disaster, and the government must proceed with pressing stratagem. Much to Chen’s surprise back then, Mao demanded reconstruction of parts of the dam. The dam was strengthened and adjusted, fixing the base and open more outputs for control water accumulation. In 1975, hurricane Nina 1975 passed through the dam regions, killing the residences around. Yet, the dam remained intact and had become one of the greatest success the government had conducted, as well as Mao’s confidence with the intellectuals. Sadly, in 1979, the dam broke due to extensive damage from decay and the hurricane.

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Ban Qiao Dam Failure (1979)*

Despite the faults not to be entirely the Chinese engineers. Jiang Qing couldn’t care less, as this was her perfect opportunity. She broadcasted the disaster nationwide, exaggerating counts and dramatizing the effects of the disaster. She blamed many of the scholars to cause the deaths of thousands from the flood and famine that followed. Expectedly, demonstrators increased due to being accused of something they never did. Jiang Qing took an iron heart and proceeded to purge according to her will.

At first, she revised the idea of Maoism to strengthen labourer and peasantry. Unlike Mao’s current thoughts of putting the scholars as to the third force, Jiang Qing sufficed in two, and actually promoted the two fundamental classes into soldiers of the communist thought. As for this to happen, Jiang Qing promoted the Red Front, a new youth movement that functioned similarly to a cult for Madame Mao. With the extreme planned economy, Jiang Qing pushed for becoming the literally supreme commander of the state.

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Peasant Soldiers reading the Little Red Book, Jiang Qing's book doctrine about her**
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Burning of scriptures, traditional clothes in Tibet**

Then, the Cultural Revolution sought to change in four basic aspects. The Four Olds: Custom, Culture, Habit and Ideas, were provoked to be the obstacles of the People’s Republic. Propaganda arts produced substantially, indoctrinate a new generation to fight academics. Intellectuals protest in 1980 and were responded with massive crackdown and purges from the university. Pagodas, temples and ancient scriptures were either broken down, altered, or scraped in favour of the Paramount’s wishes. The people’s Republic of China had become a society worse imagined.

In 1982, the Great Famine happened in Southern China, and Jiang Qing blamed it also on the intellectuals. She appointed also her own supporters even into the lowers branches of government, and kill everyone against her. Unlike her husband, the proletariats were extremely frightened of her, even so criticizing her. Any negative content aiming at her was promoted as taboo. In the same year, Jiang Qing eradicated the entire reformist faction, either killed for treason, exiled, or silenced into extensive house arrest. The CCP had been entirely supportive of her.

The foreign policy of China became aggressive under Madame Mao. She declared the Great Scare and the Great Mission, both of this promised Chinese expansionism beyond borders. The Great Scare involved the United States, Japan and Korea; all of them threatening the survival of the regime. Therefore, in retaliation, China pursued relations with the Soviet Union and the Comecon, as well as inviting India to join the cause. The Great Mission, however, was China’s covert operations to influence Continental Asia. As France’s Mitterrand shouted for appeasement to Germany, China induced anti-France communist rhetoric to Indochina. Rival generals under the junta government of Thailand and Myanmar soon erupted into the domestic competition. By late 1984, Laos had evolved into a civil war between the militarist and communist militias. North Vietnam was secured by China. Starting in 1985, the Chinese funded Khmer Rouge and destabilized Cambodia.

The Last Crownland in Asia

Chinese domestic events had been very influential towards the Colony of Hongkong, especially after Australian Aggression. The 99-year lease will end by 1997, yet Mao had eyed for the colony ever since the British declined rapidly. Prime Minister Arthur Kenneth Chesterton had been delighted to abandon the colony and give to the Chinese yet sooner than scheduled. However, his meeting with the Queen enforced him to do otherwise. Queen Elizabeth II instructed the Prime Minister to retain the possession of the colony until the deadline. In a latter thought, Chesterton complied, as Hongkong may be a stepping corner for future revanchist wars against Indonesia. The colony had a few administrative changes involving the power of the General Governor. After simplifications of colonies into Dominions, Hong Kong endured as the last colony of the United Kingdom. However, the colony had a regional council, and a governor-general to administrate the land.

Pro-CCP protest emerged after 1972, possible after the BUP’s Afrophobia which may extend to Sinophobia. The Chinese citizens demanded a referendum for integration to the Chinese Mainland, which was flourishing in growth. Much of it also came from the scare of the Apartheid conditions of South Africa, imaging each native that Hong Kong will soon be one. Still, the BUP maintained harsh repression against the supporters. Hong Kong fears motivated them to emigrate from the nation. Some labours flocked to Mainland China, while businessmen moved to South Vietnam and Indonesia.

Another suggestion from the Royal Family, which the BUP agreed, was exiling a few hard-lined Conservative MPs there. The party, or the remnants of it, had moved into the BUP platform. Some of them, however, remained strict to the conservative values. One MP who had created troubles for the BUP was Margaret Thatcher. A strong advocate of liberalism, small government and privatization had become an impediment for strong government, nationalization BUP. After Jim Prior ascended into the premiership, he appointed Margaret Thatcher as the first woman, former party-affiliated, and politician Governor General of Hong Kong. In November 1974, she effectively moved her station to Hong Kong, and the region changed dramatically.

Upon arrival, Margaret Thatcher ended the dissonant relation between the Hong Kong Council and the Governor. Weak governance, obstinate racism and corruption-plagued the growth of the region. She effectively increased her control to rooted out all impartial defects from the old administration. Fortunately, as more conservative exiles arrived in Hong Kong, the Council had become effectively hers, she then pushed for her agendas.

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Governor-General of Hong Kong Margaret Thatcher (1974-)****

Privatization, liberalism and a free-market economy were reinforced in Hong Kong. The government in the UK shared a disappointment to Thatcher’s conflicting beliefs to be implemented there, yet Thatcher had brokered a deal with Jim Prior. Under Thatcher, the UK should give her self-governance and independence of will to Hong Kong. In return, Hong Kong will give a negotiable amount of revenue, also helping the United Kingdom out from the self-made isolationist stance after BUP’s rise. Jim Prior signed the deal, called the Thatcher-Prior Agreement, with confidence from the British Parliament.

The first ten years of her rule had become great progress for the citizens of Hong Kong. Business returned and thrive in Hong Kong. Japanese shipment came again to the port, and the city had returned its status as an Asian continental port, competing with Singapore. Relations with the United States was originally bitter under Shafer and the first Carter term. Yet, relations improved on Carter’s later second term, and Hong Kong thrived.

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Margaret Thatcher, 1984

In 1981, Thatcher announced Hong Kong as a tax haven, even appealing to more business to come to Hong Kong. The spending was so efficient that 25% of the profit was returned to the UK, which was derived to pay the welfare programs. In 1982, even Japan announced mutual assistance with the UK, as combating the Chinese attempts of expansionism and also improving business vice versa. In 1983, a secret agreement was made to Lee Kuan Yew, giving Hong Kong a profitable economic friendship with Indonesia’s Singapore. Jiang Qing threatened the region in March 1984 after many Chinese mainlanders fled to Hong Kong after the change of leadership. She backed down in 1985, thinking that Hong Kong will return to China by 1997. Currently, Hong Kong, even under the hated BUP Britain, was lovable by Western nations. Thatcher called this paradox Britain’s One Country Two Systems, expressing the Colony’s vastly opposing policy than the United Kingdom.

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*The Ban Qiao dam failed in 1975 OTL, but with intellectuals performing better under Mao, and also less repression, the dam withstood until 1979.
** The little Red Book OTL is about Mao's views. ITTL would be about Madame Mao's view and a mixture of Mao's old ones.
***Tibet is still under repression, and with India under China's friendly terms, Tibetans will never stand a chance.
**** Margaret Thatcher's OTL persistence maintain ITTL, she became one of the exiles to HK, and become one loved politician there.

We return to the domestic policy after this, covering few shifts under the PUP and Subandrio's administration.
 
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With East Asian community integration will modern day Indonesia have high speed rail? Especially with it’s high living standards?

How about military industry?
Indonesia ITTL will have a better high-speed rail connection OTL. About the military industry, in 1984 it slacked due to Subandrio's small-military policy.
 
The Red Nation

The death of Mao Ze Dong on 28th March 1978 shocked the core of communism in China. Not only it shone a new light on the Marxist ideology, but it represented a new way of thinking, centralized yet democratic, which put envy towards most nations all around. His image displays a hope for a better People’s Republic of China. However, all those years of progress will be passed on to his wife, who has nothing in favour of her husband’s setup.

Before Mao Ze Dong’s death, his CCP was divided into two conflicting factions. The Reformist Clan, supported by Deng Xiao Ping, was the moderate wing for the CCP. It promoted Mao’s soft stance towards intellectuals, while also persuading him to privatize parts of the commercial sector. Although Mao never asserted any promises, he started to side with the Reformists. The clan also supported France’s new communist ideology and wished to maintain friendly ties to now the holder of the world’s oil.

The other faction is the Conservative Jiang Qing and her Gang of Four. Unlike the reformist, they perpetrated Mao’s friendly terms with intellectuals as reprehensible. The Western thinking that the intellectuals provided amidst their plans and designs pushed the nation into a force of democratization. Several youths began parading for more freedom, the KMT even infiltrated Fujian and Zhejiang, gathering sympathizers. For Mao, as long as the economy flourished, people will stay supportive of the ideology. Affirmative outcomes manifested widely in Northern and Western China. The Southern, however, remained defiant, even after decades of submission. Still, Southern China was getting keen on the Beijing government, and successfully influence the Pearl River Delta that Hong Kong citizens flocked towards the promising communist government. Especially after a recommended project about building the next megacity, empowering residents announced their encouragement for Mao Ze Dong.

Nevertheless, the conservative faction had enough, and havoc ensued. Her initial policy after her ascension was the Cultural Revolution. Jiang Qing proclaimed a revision of Chinese history, as well as serving the communist ideology as the martyr above all the previous governments. All she needed to bolster this effort was a failed intellectual project or anything that can undermine the influence of scholars and academia. That event happened just weeks after the paramount leader was changed.

The Banqiao Dam was constructed back in 1951 and finished in 1953. The construction of the dam was built by Chinese intellectuals, also with Soviet engineers. In 1969, the dam was evaluated by Chen Xing, stating that the dam was subjected to imminent disaster, and the government must proceed pressing stratagem. Much to Chen’s surprise back then, Mao demanded reconstruction of parts the dam. The dam was strengthened and adjusted, fixing the base and open more outputs for control water accumulation. In 1975, hurricane Nina of 1975 passed though the dam regions, killing the residences around. Yet, the dam remained intact and had become one of the greatest success the government had conducted, as well as Mao’s confidence with the intellectuals. Sadly, in 1979, the dam broke due to extensive damage from decay and the hurricane.

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Ban Qiao Dam Failure (1979)*

Despite the faults not to be entirely the Chinese engineers. Jiang Qing couldn’t care less, as this was her perfect opportunity. She broadcasted the disaster nationwide, exaggerating counts and dramatizing the effects of the disaster. She blamed much of the scholars to cause the deaths of thousands from the flood and famine that followed after. Expectedly, demonstrators increased due to being accused of something they never did. Jiang Qing took an iron heart and proceeded to purge according to her will.

At first, she revised the idea of Maoism to strengthen at labourer and peasantry. Unlike Mao’s current thoughts of putting the scholars as to the third force, Jiang Qing sufficed in two, and actually promoted the two fundamental classes into soldiers of the communist thought. As for this to happen, Jiang Qing promoted the Red Front, a new youth movement functioned similarly to a cult for Madame Mao. With the extreme planned economy, Jiang Qing pushed for becoming the literally supreme commander of the state.

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Peasant Soldiers reading the Little Red Book, Jiang Qing's book doctrine about her**
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Burning of scriptures, traditional clothes in Tibet**

Then, the Cultural Revolution sought to change in four basic aspects. The Four Olds: Custom, Culture, Habit and Ideas, they were provoked to be the obstacles of the People’s Republic. Propaganda arts produced substantially, indoctrinate a new generation to fight academics. Intellectuals protest in 1980 and were responded with massive crackdown and purges from the university. Pagodas, temples and ancient scriptures were either broken down, altered, or scraped in favour of the Paramount’s wishes. The people’s Republic of China had become a society worse imagined.

In 1982, the Great Famine happened in Southern China, and Jiang Qing blamed it also to the intellectuals. She appointed also her own supporters even into the lowers branches of government, and kill everyone against her. Unlike her husband, the proletariats were extremely frightened of her, even so criticizing her. Any negative content aiming for her was promoted as taboo. On the same year, Jiang Qing eradicated the entire reformist faction, either killed for treason, exiled, or silenced into extensive house arrest. The CCP had been entirely supportive of her.

The foreign policy of China became aggressive under Madame Mao. She declared the Great Scare and the Great Mission, both of this promised Chinese expansionism beyond borders. The Great Scare involved the United States, Japan and Korea; all of them threatening the survival of the regime. Therefore, in retaliation, China pursued relations with the Soviet Union and the Comecon, as well as inviting India to join the cause. The Great Mission, however, was China’s covert operations to influence Continental Asia. As France’s Mitterrand shouted for appeasement to Germany, China induced anti-France communist rhetoric to Indochina. Rival generals under the junta government of Thailand and Myanmar soon erupted into domestic competition. By late 1984, Laos had evolved into a civil war between the militarist and communist militias. North Vietnam was secured by China. Starting in 1985, the Chinese funded Khmer Rouge and destabilized Cambodia.

The Last Crownland in Asia

Chinese domestic events had been very influential towards the Colony of Hongkong, especially after Australian Aggression. The 99-year lease will end by 1997, yet Mao had eyed for the colony ever since the British declined rapidly. Prime Minister Richard Charles Edmonds had been delightful to abandon the colony and give to the Chinese yet sooner than scheduled. However, his meeting with the Queen enforced him to do otherwise. Queen Elizabeth II instructed the Prime Minister to retain the possession of the colony until the deadline. In a latter though, Edmonds complied, as Hongkong may be a stepping corner for future revanchist wars against Indonesia. The colony had a few administrative changes involving the power of the General Governor. After simplifications of colonies into Dominions, Hong Kong endured as the last colony of the United Kingdom. However, the colony had a regional council, and a governor-general to administrate the land.

Pro-CCP protest emerged after 1972, possible after the BUP’s Afrophobia which may extend to Sinophobia. The Chinese citizens demanded a referendum for integration to the Chinese Mainland, which was flourishing in growth. Much of it also came from the scare of the Apartheid conditions of South Africa, imaging each native that Hong Kong will soon be one. Still, the BUP maintained harsh repression against the supporters. Hong Kong fears motivated them to emigrate from the nation. Some labours flocked to Mainland China, while businessmen moved to South Vietnam and Indonesia.

Another suggestion from the Royal Family, which the BUP agreed, was exiling few hard-lined Conservative MPs there. The party, or the remnants of it, had moved into the BUP platform. Some of them, however, remained strict to the conservative values. One MP who had created troubles for the BUP was Margaret Thatcher. A strong advocate of liberalism, small government and privatization had become an impediment for strong government, nationalization BUP. After Jim Prior ascended into the premiership, he appointed Margaret Thatcher as the first woman, former party-affiliated, and politician Governor General of Hong Kong. In November 1974, she effectively moved her station to Hong Kong, and the region changed dramatically.

Upon arrival, Margaret Thatcher ended the dissonant relation between the Hong Kong Council and the Governor. Weak governance, obstinate racism and corruption-plagued the growth for the region. She effectively increased her control to rooted out all impartial defects from the old administration. Fortunately, as more conservative exiles arrived in Hong Kong, the Council had become effectively hers, she then pushed for her agendas.

View attachment 608925
Governor-General of Hong Kong Margaret Thatcher (1974-)****

Privatization, liberalism and free-market economy were reinforced on Hong Kong. The government in the UK shared a disappointment to Thatcher’s conflicting beliefs to be implemented there, yet Thatcher had brokered a deal with Jim Prior. Under Thatcher, the UK should give her self-governance and independent of will to Hong Kong. In return, Hong Kong will give a negotiable amount of revenue, also as helping the United Kingdom out from the self-made isolationist stance after BUP’s rise. Jim Prior signed the deal, called the Thatcher-Prior Agreement, with confidence from the British Parliament.

The first ten years of her rule had become great progress to the citizens of Hong Kong. Business returned and thrive in Hong Kong. Japanese shipment came again to the port, and the city had returned its status as an Asian continental port, competing with Singapore. Relations with the United States was originally bitter under Shafer and first Carter term. Yet, relations improved on Carter’s later second term, and Hong Kong thrived.

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Margaret Thatcher, 1984

In 1981, Thatcher announced Hong Kong as a tax haven, even appealing more business to come to Hong Kong. The spending was so efficient that 25% of the profit was returned to the UK, which was derived to pay the welfare programs. In 1982, even Japan announced mutual assistance with the UK, as combating the Chinese attempts of expansionism and also improving business vice versa. In 1983, a secret agreement was made to Lee Kuan Yew, giving Hong Kong profitable economic friendship with Indonesia’s Singapore. Jiang Qing threatened the region in March 1984 after many Chinese mainlanders fled to Hong Kong after the change of leadership. She backed down in 1985, thinking that Hong Kong will return to China by 1997. Currently, Hong Kong, even under the hated BUP Britain, was lovable by Western nations. Thatcher called this paradox as Britain’s One Country Two Systems, expressing the Colony’s vastly opposing policy than the United Kingdom.

==================================​
*The Ban Qiao dam failed in 1975 OTL, but with intellectuals performing better under Mao, and also less repression, the dam withstood until 1979.
** The little Red Book OTL is about Mao's views. ITTL, it would be about Madame Mao's view and a mixture of Mao's old ones.
***Tibet is still under repression, and with India under China's friendly terms, Tibetans will never stand a chance.
**** Margaret Thatcher's OTL persistence maintain ITTL, she became one of the exiles to HK, and become one loved politician there.

We return to the domestic policy after this, covering few shifts under the PUP and Subandrio's administration.
Hmm with madame mao campaigning harshly against the intelectuals and what not will this lead to another great leap forward? And also about hong kong what is the situation on the border? Especially since during the 70s and 80s the troubles is still going and i think in its peak?
 
US Elections until 1984
Hmm with madame mao campaigning harshly against the intelectuals and what not will this lead to another great leap forward? And also about hong kong what is the situation on the border? Especially since during the 70s and 80s the troubles is still going and i think in its peak?
I could be, or maybe a Chinese Stalinization version. I think China will be determined by the course of the 90s. About Hong Kong, the borders remained tense but not heated enough for a full-fledged confrontation. Jiang Qing is still cleaning the CCP so maybe going to war is not preferable.

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By the way, this is a quick overview of the US election so far, I have edited the significant others on previous posts. But here we go:

The US Elections So Far with Overview

1960

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The 1960 Election was quite similar to OTL. Nixon favoured a strong military presence for NATO and allies. He believed that the Soviet Union was catching up faster than Americans did at that time. Kennedy, however, stressed the Space Race which the Americans had been defeated by the Sputnik. Nixon promised to continue the 'peace and prosperity which thrived under the Eisenhower administration and he was very experienced compared to Kennedy. Kennedy meanwhile was a breath of fresh air for the people. It was very close for these two people which were popular and competitive. Yet, Kennedy won the popular vote with just 0.15% of the votes. It was very similar to OTL, the difference was Kennedy pointed out the 'Asian Approach' which confronted with 'Deep South Rhetoric' that fared him worse in the South than OTL. He lost 25 electors to Bryd.

1964
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It would be painful for Kennedy if Nixon decided to run again for the presidency. Yet, he was preoccupied and won the Gubernatorial Election of 1962. As a result, Goldwater replaced Nixon for a 'pro-Southern' candidate especially with Kennedy becoming much more vocal on civil rights. His NATO withdrawal along with the dissolution of it caused quite a stir on the midterms, however looking at the landscape of Europe with the Iron Curtain pushed far beyond what Krushchev hoped for, the populace remained quite happy with Kennedy. His success in South East Asia was the epitome of his fame as he eliminated any communist potential in Indonesia, the largest nation there. Kennedy keeps on advocating the Space Race. Kennedycare was also his first policy of proto-universal healthcare, which caused a stir in the South as that encompassed the Black. With anti-Civil Rights rhetoric, Goldwater swept the South but with the cost of a landslide for Kennedy. But then, 5 unpledged electors refused to vote for Kennedy and chose Rockefeller, the moderate Republican candidate which was famous in North East. Still, the votes do not change the enormity of the landslide. Kennedy achieved 61.73% of the popular vote.

1968
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The Civil Rights was passed in Kennedy's second term, giving a hostile response for Wallace to establish American Independent Party to win the Deep South voters like Goldwater used to. Nixon returned to the presidential election but with a scare of Robert Kennedy as a contender. Shockingly, the assassination of Robert Kennedy shifted the Democrats to nominate McCarthy, a slight left-leaning fellow which made Nixon the much more popular candidate. McCarthy advocated for a better healthcare program to be passed while Nixon wanted to pass on the struggle of American superiority in the Cold War. McCarthy also opposed the wars in South East Asia and the burden of it, starting a fight with Kennedy. Nixon's greatest insult that launched him up was Kennedy's Asian Approach which he loathed deeply. He wanted Europe to maintain as American allies which lost with France and UK, two key European players, on strained relationships. His European Approach appealed to many of the populace which sees a shrink in the economy as the aftermath of Europe breaking. Nixon managed to secure a sizable victory and more than what President Kennedy did in 1960. Nixon achieved 48.76% in the popular vote, yet he was 1.3% above his contender McCarthy. It was the largest third-party electoral wins in history after 1948.

1972
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1972 was a bloodbath and a difficult time for President Nixon. His European strategy was not working at all and has permanently alienated France to return with them becoming the Third Superpower. The United Kingdom maintained a distance from the US after the 1960s and Nixon failed. His acknowledgement of the People's Republic of China also fruits protest in some parts of America. With the popularity shrunk, Nixon turned full on Conservative which angered much of the moderate Republicans. With Democrats winning supermajority both in Congress and Senate, Shafer challenged Nixon to a primary battle, which Nixon lost from a superdelegate. That caused Nixon to form the Conservative Party, which he also reshuffled the Cabinet too. Shafer intended to continue Kennedy's legacy but with a harder stance and inflexibility as the beacon of democracy. He saw that the Americans have been responsible for many of the dictatorships establishing after WW2 and that disturbed him. Shafer became the better candidate with an intended balanced budget with continuing the Kennedycare (opposing Nixon who was trying to repeal it).

Sanford was trailing behind with his lack of charisma and regionalist attitude (Mississippian Basin) that he lost most of the North East to Shafer. Moreover, Sanford's ascension was highly rigged by Nixon Administration which may have been openly publicised in the 2010s. This Sanford was not keen on following Kennedy's legacy and promoting pro-union rights, things highly contentious in the midst of the Cold War. With Shafer's VP Rockefeller, he secured the 'North belt' which he carried. Nixon adopted the Southern Strategy and successfully accomplished that. States such as Nevada, Kentucky and Tenessee were fliped to Democrat as Nixon and Shafer's vote was ruining their FPTP victory. Alas, it was extremely close, but 291 electoral votes for Shafer. Shafer won 40.35% of the popular vote, but still the highest than Sanford or Nixon. The third-party Conservative managed to receive higher votes than the 1968 American Independent. This was a blow to the Democrats, which heavily find a tolerant candidate between Republicans and Conservative in order to not lose the latter election.

1976
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1976 Election was the repercussions of the previous one, with spices added up for increasing polarity. The death of Shafer and the resignation of Haldeman killed the Republican party. As both sides of the Republican (moderate and conservative wing) distrusted each other, they finally split up and killed the party. Only the remaining few were available like Bush and Northern Republicans. Bush, Shafer's successor intended for a continuation of the predecessor's legacy, but it was trashed with revolutionary taking advantage of the US' anti-pragmatism on foreign policy. With the Soviets fighting back in the Cold War and Space Race, much of the Republicans were losing voters. The anti-communist mob was shifted to Nixon's 'tough on communist' initiative with also 'tough on crime' as the Conservative's campaign promises. Yet, another candidate promised a decent option. Carter promised for resolving the growing Energy Deficit that the US had been increasing, with the more 'environmentalist' promises he wished America to be the new icon of a future world, a promise that enticed much of the voters. Healthcare returned as well, Carter promising a better Kennedycare to finish the ordeal for years. Carter being inside the White House for a few months already showed significant changes that the country needed in malaise.

As the Conservative Party becoming prominent due to Reagan finally pulled in for the VP ticket, the Conservatives managed to be the runner up of the election. However, with Bush still clinging to the Republican Party, that split the vote which caused Carter to win just like in 1912. With the save of the newly admitted states, Carter assumed the presidency from 276 electoral votes. Some say that if Bush had been worse, the Conservatives could have won. Yet, Bush apt and experienced candidacy with Nixon's stained legacy with Haldeman's scandal caused him the election he nearly had won. However, repercussions soon erupted as the popular vote was won by the Nixon-Reagan ticket (39.93% while Carter 37.06%).

1980
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The 1980 Election was a smooth track for Carter and his Presidency. He turned the stagnated economy into a national boom with new jobs regarding renewable energy and the new approach of foreign supremacy. He was the first to open ties with France under the popular Francoise Mitterand. He finally secured Germany and their EA organization as American spheres. Andropov's slight reformation of the country was better for Carter to expand anywhere without threats of losing to the Soviet Union. His small hiccup was Thailand and Myanmar's dictatorship that he acknowledged as irrational, costing him most of Indochina. But, with the First Island Chain secured, Carter was winning both in Europe and Asia. In domestic policy, the Carteraid was beneficial to everyone. The Conservative candidates Nixon and Reagan retired from politics and was desperate to find new successors. Buckley Jr. became the most prominent one that criticised high taxes. However, both Carter and Buckley Jr. evened out in debates that pushed neither to have better chances. Carter's wholesomeness in domestic policy attracted the Norths while the fierce foreign policy attracted much of the South. However, Carter failed to attract pessimistic voters, so turnout wasn't quite as expected. Also, both Nixon and Reagan campaign fiercely on their home state California, capable of flipping the state as Conservative. The 1980 Election was the first time, after three elections of twist and turns, a landslide occurred. Similar to the 1964 Election, this landslide was another Democratic Party's success. Carter won 61.32% on the popular vote. 2 unpledged voters elected Buckley Jr. in Oregon, winning him 2 more seats.

1984
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Carter Era was ending as the most prominent candidate since FDR. Although he struggled in debates, he was at the right time and the right place for the United States to continue the age of supremacy with better technology and pro-environment appraisals. Glenn continued the Carterian policies by granting more pensions for the elderly and increase unemployment relief. Glenn also wished to increase the science spending of NASA, the organization that was slightly stagnating with the politics since the 1970s. Schlesinger opted again for criticising the taxes and a better fight for the communist in the Soviet Union, China, and India. Although the Continental Communist Power was scaring some Americans, it was not enough to gain Schlesinger popularity. As President Carter was extremely popular in the third term, Glenn had used that opportunity to continue Democratic leadership and attract the people. However, Schlesinger was a formidable foe for Glenn during the debates so the election results were more competitive than what they expected. Glenn won with a decent 51.10% of the popular vote.

For additional reference, here are the temporary list of the Presidents of the United States after Eisenhower (POD diverges heavily ITTL after him)

35. Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy (D-MA) - Senator Lyndon Baines Johnson (D-TX) January 20, 1961 - January 20, 1969
def. 1960 (294-218; 49.67% - 49.52%) Vice President Richard Milhous Nixon (R-CA) - Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. (R-MA)
def. 1964 (476-57; 61.37% - 36.81%) Senator Barry Morris Goldwater (R-AZ) - Representative William Edward Miller (R-NY)

36. Governor Richard Milhous Nixon (R-CA) - Governor Spiro Agnew (R-MD) January 20, 1969 - January 20, 1973
def. 1968 (298-197-43; 43.76% - 42.31% - 13.49%) Senator Eugene Joseph McCarthy (D-MN) - Senator Stephen Marvin Young (D-OH); Governor George C. Wallace Jr. (AI-GA) - General Curtis E. LeMay
37. Governor Raymond Philip "Ray" Shafer (R-PA) - Governor Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller (R-NY) [1] January 20, 1973- April 15, 1974
def. 1972 (270-144-124; 40.35% - 32.59% -26.41%) Fmr. Governor James Terry Sanford (D-NC) - Senator Henry Martin "Scoop" Jackson (D-WA); President Richard Milhous Nixon (C-CA) - Sec. of Treasury John Bowden Connally Jr. (C-NJ)
37. Governor Raymond Philip "Ray" Shafer (R-PA) - VACANT April 15, 1974 -July 15, 1974
37. Governor Raymond Philip "Ray" Shafer (R-PA) ✞[2] - Fmr. Chief of Staff Harry Robbins "Bob" Haldeman (R-CA) July 15, 1974 - January 31, 1975
38. Vice President Harry Robbins "Bob" Haldeman (R-CA) [3] - VACANT January 31, 1975 - November 21, 1975
39. Speaker James Earl Carter (D-GA) - VACANT November 21, 1975 - January 20, 1977
39. President James Earl Carter (D-GA) - Senator Frank Forrester Church III (D-ID) ✞[4] January 20, 1977 - July 15, 1981

def. 1976 (276-251-21; 37.36% - 39.93% - 22.31%) Fmr. President Richard Milhous Nixon (C-CA) - Governor Ronald Wilson Reagan (C-CA); Representative George H. W. Bush (R-TX) - Governor Andrew Lamar Alexander Jr. (R-TN)
def. 1980 (449-99; 61.32% - 37.93%) Governor William Frank Buckley Jr. (C-CT) - Representative Donald Henry Rumsfeld (C-IL) [5]
39. President James Earl Carter (D-GA) - VACANT July 15, 1981 - October 15, 1981
39. President James Earl Carter (D-GA) - Senator John Herschel Glenn Jr. (D-OH) October 15, 1981 - January 20, 1985
40. Vice President John Herschel Glenn Jr. (D-OH) - Former World Bank President Robert Strange McNamara (D-CA) January 20, 1985 - TBA
def. 1984 (313-235; 51.10% - 48.74%) Senator James Rodney Schlesinger (C-RI) - Representative Robert Joseph "Bob" Dole (C-KS)


[1] Resigned due to tax fraud allegations which made the Representatives passed an impeachment proceeding.
[2] Assassinated
[3] Resigned due to being impeached for the Langley Scandal.
[4] Died of pancreatic cancer.
[5] After the death of the Republican Party, the Conservatives adopted the blue colour as their own.
 
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I could be, or maybe a Chinese Stalinization version. I think China will be determined by the course of the 90s. About Hong Kong, the borders remained tense but not heated enough for a full-fledged confrontation. Jiang Qing is still cleaning the CCP so maybe going to war is not preferable.


By the way, this is a quick overview of the US election so far, I have edited the significant others on previous posts. But here we go:

The US Elections So Far
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Elections in a reading order (left to right; top to bottom) : 1960,1964,1968,1972,1976,1980,1984
There are a few changes, especially in the 1964 Election Map, but the rest of them are recoloured and adjusted. Current Red-Republican and Blue-Democrat basis derived from Reagan's 1980 Election. Before that Republicans were Blue and Democrats were Red. ITTL, no such changes occur; the Conservatives just take the Blue colour after the death of the Republican Party.
Hmm chinese stalinisation eh? I smell gulag and removing people from photographs
 
I could be, or maybe a Chinese Stalinization version. I think China will be determined by the course of the 90s. About Hong Kong, the borders remained tense but not heated enough for a full-fledged confrontation. Jiang Qing is still cleaning the CCP so maybe going to war is not preferable.


By the way, this is a quick overview of the US election so far, I have edited the significant others on previous posts. But here we go:

The US Elections So Far
View attachment 609953View attachment 609954View attachment 609955View attachment 609956View attachment 609957View attachment 609958View attachment 609959
Elections in a reading order (left to right; top to bottom) : 1960,1964,1968,1972,1976,1980,1984
There are a few changes, especially in the 1964 Election Map, but the rest of them are recoloured and adjusted. Current Red-Republican and Blue-Democrat basis derived from Reagan's 1980 Election. Before that Republicans were Blue and Democrats were Red. ITTL, no such changes occur; the Conservatives just take the Blue colour after the death of the Republican Party.
Are we seeing a more intense space exploration compared to otl?
 
The Golkars are at it again! Part 1: Cabinet Meeting
14 June 1985

Premier Lee Kuan Yew has now matured as a part of Indonesian politics for twenty years. Yet, he never comprehended the mechanism of it even until momentarily. Back then, administrating mere few millions of Singaporean citizens was simple. Now, he governed almost 181 million people. Nor that the population was Chinese, it was fiercely diverse. Adding opportunist immigrants from Europe and the United States, or the rising Jewish people in Madagascar had become Lee Kuan Yew’s bonus demography.

Politics in Indonesia is absolutely unconventional than the ones in British Malaya, or Singapore in particular. The parties uphold each specific interest, either in economic, social or military issues. In Jakarta, politics turned out to become more … personal. Islamists are allying with the alleged-communist, the coalition is so grotesque that even hell didn’t want to contribute in. Current PNI-R is nothing crossed to PRD’s Golkar Faction. It broke solely of internal military conflicts and Suharto devotees. The PRD and the PPI were also similar, their strong posture of favouring the workers forced both parties to compete on the same target. The compromise which has established is that the PPI gathered more farmers than PRD did in labours.

Premier walked in the long corridors of the National Assembly. The structure was aesthetically modernist. Simple pillars and wall formation is decorated with milestones of the Indonesian government. He passed Wilopo’s portrait, the second man of Sukarno, which shaped the early era of Indonesia. Lee Kuan Yew finally arrived at his destination, a large door with inside a rectangular shaped meeting board. The chairs were all sat by his cabinet without the President.

“Good morning, gentlemen. I believe we have a second quarter evaluation to proceed,” Lee Kuan Yew greeted the audience. He can see his entire cabinet; some he deemed likeable, some other contributed his debates. Emil Salim was LKY’s newest Minister of Economy after Trihandoko’s own commitment to managing his BUMN creation. This man was also an aide to former Premier Suharto, advising most economical issues that implemented quite decently.

“I would review our economy, Emil?” LKY signalled Emil to start the briefing first.

“Sir, our economy currently is going extremely well. Our GDP growth has maintained a 10% increase, and after the rising of oil and rubber prices, our GDP per capita has grown 745%, barely reaching $4000.” Emil explained.

Indeed, LKY has seen a glimpse of the economic growth in all parts of Indonesia. In his hometown, the island had grown with multiple apartments complexed organized by state constructors while high-rise offices are being built around the city centre. In Jakarta, even pre-planned housing complex, predated back before Nasution’s presidency, was finished and have thrived. Cideng has become new Menteng essentially, paving for the new elites. Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta’s nearest neighbour, has become a city of its own in the South. Government officials never tried to merge Jakarta with Kebayoran Baru, despite no apparent borders that can separate them. LKY even doesn’t know why.

Nasution’s construction projects, fortunately, have also contributed to this government’s success. Easy connection, both by road or rail, has become an entrepreneur’s easy ticket to establish factories even beyond city limits, boosting the local economy. Even though urban population exploded, it had resulted from a high influx of foreign entry. The real condition was that people more eager to flee to the suburbs, or even back to his/her hometown. The last Lebaran*, Jakarta and Kebayora Baru in total lost more than 50 thousand people due to emigrating to Tangerang, Bekasi, or the newest sprawl in Walini.

“Spectacular,” LKY responded. “How about our resource management?”

This time, the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources spoke. This man, is Josef Manuru, a Kotabaru descendant. After the boom in Papua, Josef Manuru has become one of the richest men on the island. He owned the Jaya Papua Mining, a private local corporation for coal and other stones. Competing with US’ Freeport, Jaya Papua Mining was bought by the government in 1980, he has become our Minister of Energy ever since.

“We have great accomplishment regarding the energy sector. As apart from substantial discoveries of reserves all across Indonesia, foreign corporations are drooling against our huge blocks. Pertamina is selling approximately 2 million barrels per day. As with increasing oil production, the big oil nations; Saudi Arabia, Iran, the UASR, and others have invited us to join OPEC**.”

“We’ll be delighted, Josef, register us in.”

“All right, I will negotiate with the Arabs. Our second-largest oil company in Indonesia, Chevron Pacific, has also increased in size and giving us cordial friendship with the Americans. In fact, what made the Americans loved us very much is because of the profit we give for them. Meanwhile, our greatest commodity is not oil, but rubber and wood. Especially after the rubber’s increasing demand for high-tech products, Perkanas has expanded its profit greatly, perform better than Pertamina itself.”

Frederik Trihandoko interjected Josef with a cough. “Pertamina’s national asset has reached Rp 14.05 million***. There is another 2 million which was owned by private investors. Pertamina sells 2 million barrel per day with a relatively lower price than the global market, this was caused by trade agreements in the US and Japan. With estimation, the net selling was around 1.7 million barrels. We should have produced more than 3 million barrels, but as we should share with Chevron and Total…”

Premier Lee Kuan Yew acknowledged Trihandoko’s distaste on foreign companies profiteering from Indonesia’s seas. Unlike his pragmatic issue of ‘as long the economy grows’, Trihandoko prefer to nationalize all of the vital resources, especially oil and mineral resources. Sadly, President Subandrio made those precise sectors a bargain for foreign powers. LKY only supported the initiative due to fact that the Japanese willing to share their technology under those circumstances.

Both Frederik and Josef added each other about our export production. The Temasek holding is becoming a large shipment chain globally. Their rival, unfortunately, is Pelni, the state-owned shipment company. Logging industry also flourished, cutting woods in Kalimantan and Sumatra, producing wood products.

After they finished their briefing, Emil Salim concluded.

“We also have an inflation rate of 3.9%, which is not excellent but still delicate. As healthy our economy may seem, we need to also fix the growing chasm between the North-West and South-East. Java and the East had significantly more medium-sized companies, while the North Malaya had large multinationals. The South prefer equal outcome while the North prefer equal shot. With the Singapore Stock Exchange and Jakarta Stock Exchange opened, we will see less unity in our economy, which we should pay attention to. We already know that even with Indonesia’s best shape, we still have predicaments in the Defense Department.”

Lee did not notice Salim’s subtle message to review the defence and instead ask for agriculture, education and social situation in Indonesia. Suherman, the Ministry of Agriculture, stated that crop production is slightly worrying, with multiple catastrophes that had happened in Indonesia. The farmers had been less cooperative with the government, and keep implementing their destructive monoculture system in their fields. Yet, LKY is more interested with the booming fishing industry, as Sutedjo stated ‘we exported more fish than Japan itself’.

“I think we should import more rice from Vietnam and the Philippines to combat this agricultural mess. We haven’t succeeded in swasembada for almost two years. I think the PPI has something to say here.”

Soon, the cabinet discussed more the steadily rising in literacy and education. Especially with the success of Fuad Hassan’s national curriculum. People have become increasingly tolerant and less racist. The population diversification is also helping, as growing emigration leaving Java and Malaya to other places; immigration to cities and Jewish settlers in Madagascar helped to loosen radicalism in Indonesia.

“Currently, we are predicting a total of 750 thousand Jewish migrants from the jumble in the Mediterranean. More than 250 thousand resided in Northern Madagascar. 75 thousand of them moved to cities in Malaya, Indonesia and Sumatra. 90 thousand of them scattered evenly in Papua, and the rest live mostly in Javan cities. Besides rural West Java, East Java, and West Papua, we have no reports of any civil protest about the increasing refugees.” Minister of Interior Musa Hitam explained.

The meeting continued for another two hours, argue about infrastructure, cultural and finally military issues. Defense Minister Try Sutrisno is unsatisfied with the government’s attention deficit to his sector, despite having intervened in two wars already. LKY did not address his frustration and instead of telling the minister that no troops will be sent to Pakistan and Afghanistan until President Subandrio said so.

The meeting finished just before noon, LKY returned to his office for a homemade lunch cooked by his wife. He reflected himself,” The nation is definitely booming, why should our party be very unstable?” This question had nagged LKY for years, even with growing support for the party, the internal members can’t even be unified. Some Golkar ministers disagreed with Subandrio’s reluctance on intervention. The PRD disagreed with LKY’s postponement of wage raise. Even his own Liberal faction, Musa Hitam, debated with their own party about social issues. Luckily, LKY compromised with Musa Hitam and established a strong pact. He hoped that he can survive for another 5 years. However, his feeling has suggested that he wouldn’t.

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*Lebaran is another Indonesian term for the Eid-al-Fitr holidays or during that time. It starts about a week before Eid-al-Fitr and ends a week after.
**ITTL OPEC was established around the 1970s, with members of UASR, Iran, Saudi Arabia and UAE. It's a loose organization to control the oil price globally, although the UASR sells their only to France's sphere only.
***The same equivalent to OTL 2020 Rp 379 Trillion.

The next update will cover about Subandrio.
 
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14 June 1985

Premier Lee Kuan Yew has now matured as a part of Indonesian politics for twenty years. Yet, he never comprehended the mechanism of it even until momentarily. Back then, administrating mere few millions of Singaporean citizens was simple. Now, he governed almost 181 million people. Nor that the population was Chinese, it was fiercely diverse. Adding opportunist immigrants from Europe and the United States, or the rising Jewish people in Madagascar had become Lee Kuan Yew’s bonus demography.

Politics in Indonesia is absolutely unconventional than the ones in British Malaya, or Singapore in particular. The parties uphold each specific interest, either in economic, social or military issues. In Jakarta, politics turned out to become more … personal. Islamists are allying with the alleged-communist, the coalition is so grotesque that even hell didn’t want to contribute in. Current PNI-R is nothing crossed to PPP’s Golkar Faction. It broke solely of internal military conflicts and Suharto devotees. The PRD and the PPI were also similar, their strong posture of favouring the workers forced both parties to compete on the same target. The compromise which has established is that the PPI gathered more farmers than PRD did in labours.

Premier walked in the long corridors of the National Assembly. The structure was aesthetically modernist. Simple pillars and wall formation is decorated with milestones of the Indonesian government. He passed Wilopo’s portrait, the second man of Sukarno, which shaped the early era of Indonesia. Lee Kuan Yew finally arrived at his destination, a large door with inside a rectangular shaped meeting board. The chairs were all sat by his cabinet without the President.

“Good morning, gentlemen. I believe we have a second quarter evaluation to proceed,” Lee Kuan Yew greeted the audience. He can see his entire cabinet; some he deemed likeable, some other contributed his debates. Emil Salim was LKY’s newest Minister of Economy after Trihandoko’s own commitment to managing his BUMN creation. This man was also an aide to former Premier Suharto, advising most economical issues that implemented quite decently.

“I would review our economy, Emil?” LKY signalled Emil to start the briefing first.

“Sir, our economy currently is going extremely well. Our GDP growth has maintained a 10% increase, and after the rising of oil and rubber prices, our GDP per capita has grown 745%, barely reaching $4000.” Emil explained.

Indeed, LKY has seen a glimpse of the economic growth in all parts of Indonesia. In his hometown, the island had grown with multiple apartments complexed organized by state constructors while high-rise offices are being built around the city centre. In Jakarta, even pre-planned housing complex, predated back before Nasution’s presidency, was finished and have thrived. Cideng has become new Menteng essentially, paving for the new elites. Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta’s nearest neighbour, has become a city of its own in the South. Government officials never tried to merge Jakarta with Kebayoran Baru, despite no apparent borders that can separate them. LKY even doesn’t know why.

Nasution’s construction projects, fortunately, have also contributed to this government’s success. Easy connection, both by road or rail, has become an entrepreneur’s easy ticket to establish factories even beyond city limits, boosting the local economy. Even though urban population exploded, it had resulted from a high influx of foreign entry. The real condition was that people more eager to flee to the suburbs, or even back to his/her hometown. The last Lebaran*, Jakarta and Kebayora Baru in total lost more than 50 thousand people due to emigrating to Tangerang, Bekasi, or the newest sprawl in Walini.

“Spectacular,” LKY responded. “How about our resource management?”

This time, the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources spoke. This man, is Josef Manuru, a Kotabaru descendant. After the boom in Papua, Josef Manuru has become one of the richest men on the island. He owned the Jaya Papua Mining, a private local corporation for coal and other stones. Competing with US’ Freeport, Jaya Papua Mining was bought by the government in 1980, he has become our Minister of Energy ever since.

“We have great accomplishment regarding the energy sector. As apart from substantial discoveries of reserves all across Indonesia, foreign corporations are drooling against our huge blocks. Pertamina is selling approximately 2 million barrels per day. As with increasing oil production, the big oil nations; Saudi Arabia, Iran, the UASR, and others have invited us to join OPEC**.”

“We’ll be delighted, Josef, register us in.”

“All right, I will negotiate with the Arabs. Our second-largest oil company in Indonesia, Chevron Pacific, has also increased in size and giving us cordial friendship with the Americans. In fact, what made the Americans loved us very much is because of the profit we give for them. Meanwhile, our greatest commodity is not oil, but rubber and wood. Especially after the rubber’s increasing demand for high-tech products, Perkanas has expanded its profit greatly, perform better than Pertamina itself.”

Frederik Trihandoko interjected Josef with a cough. “Pertamina’s national asset has reached Rp 14.05 million***. There is another 2 million which was owned by private investors. Pertamina sells 2 million barrel per day with a relatively lower price than the global market, this was caused by trade agreements in the US and Japan. With estimation, the net selling was around 1.7 million barrels. We should have produced more than 3 million barrels, but as we should share with Chevron and Total…”

Premier Lee Kuan Yew acknowledged Trihandoko’s distaste on foreign companies profiteering from Indonesia’s seas. Unlike his pragmatic issue of ‘as long the economy grows’, Trihandoko prefer to nationalize all of the vital resources, especially oil and mineral resources. Sadly, President Subandrio made those precise sectors a bargain for foreign powers. LKY only supported the initiative due to fact that the Japanese willing to share their technology under those circumstances.

Both Frederik and Josef added each other about our export production. The Temasek holding is becoming a large shipment chain globally. Their rival, unfortunately, is Pelni, the state-owned shipment company. Logging industry also flourished, cutting woods in Kalimantan and Sumatra, producing wood products.

After they finished their briefing, Emil Salim concluded.

“We also have an inflation rate of 3.9%, which is not excellent but still delicate. As healthy our economy may seem, we need to also fix the growing chasm between the North-West and South-East. Java and the East had significantly more medium-sized companies, while the North Malaya had large multinationals. The South prefer equal outcome while the North prefer equal shot. With the Singapore Stock Exchange and Jakarta Stock Exchange opened, we will see less unity in our economy, which we should pay attention to. We already know that even with Indonesia’s best shape, we still have predicaments in the Defense Department.”

Lee did not notice Salim’s subtle message to review the defence and instead ask for agriculture, education and social situation in Indonesia. Suherman, the Ministry of Agriculture, stated that crop production is slightly worrying, with multiple catastrophes that had happened in Indonesia. The farmers had been less cooperative with the government, and keep implementing their destructive monoculture system in their fields. Yet, LKY is more interested with the booming fishing industry, as Sutedjo stated ‘we exported more fish than Japan itself’.

“I think we should import more rice from Vietnam and the Philippines to combat this agricultural mess. We haven’t succeeded in swasembada for almost two years. I think the PPI has something to say here.”

Soon, the cabinet discussed more the steadily rising in literacy and education. Especially with the success of Fuad Hassan’s national curriculum. People have become increasingly tolerant and less racist. The population diversification is also helping, as growing emigration leaving Java and Malaya to other places; immigration to cities and Jewish settlers in Madagascar helped to loosen radicalism in Indonesia.

“Currently, we are predicting a total of 750 thousand Jewish migrants from the jumble in the Mediterranean. More than 250 thousand resided in Northern Madagascar. 75 thousand of them moved to cities in Malaya, Indonesia and Sumatra. 90 thousand of them scattered evenly in Papua, and the rest live mostly in Javan cities. Besides rural West Java, East Java, and West Papua, we have no reports of any civil protest about the increasing refugees.” Minister of Interior Musa Hitam explained.

The meeting continued for another two hours, argue about infrastructure, cultural and finally military issues. Defense Minister Try Sutrisno is unsatisfied with the government’s attention deficit to his sector, despite having intervened in two wars already. LKY did not address his frustration and instead of telling the minister that no troops will be sent to Pakistan and Afghanistan until President Subandrio said so.

The meeting finished just before noon, LKY returned to his office for a homemade lunch cooked by his wife. He reflected himself,” The nation is definitely booming, why should our party be very unstable?” This question had nagged LKY for years, even with growing support for the party, the internal members can’t even be unified. Some Golkar ministers disagreed with Subandrio’s reluctance on intervention. The PRD disagreed with LKY’s postponement of wage raise. Even his own Liberal faction, Musa Hitam, debated with their own party about social issues. Luckily, LKY compromised with Musa Hitam and established a strong pact. He hoped that he can survive for another 5 years. However, his feeling has suggested that he wouldn’t.

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*Lebaran is another Indonesian term for the Eid-al-Fitr holidays or during that time. It starts about a week before Eid-al-Fitr and ends a week after.
**ITTL OPEC was established around the 1970s, with members of UASR, Iran, Saudi Arabia and UAE. It's a loose organization to control the oil price globally, although the UASR sells their only to France's sphere only.
***The same equivalent to OTL 2020 Rp 379 Trillion.

The next update will cover about Subandrio.
Well that is interesting there are no protest about the jewish migrants i would have thought the people will be in riots because oh btw what does the people of indonesia thinks of the uasr and saudi arabia?
 
Christmas Update
Christmas Update

21 March 1980


One year ago, his weak body is still tough to smoke on the rattan chair at his house. This year, he is confounded on the premature death of his friend just a week before. Sukarno is disabled in the hospital bed of Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital Jakarta. He had been diagnosed for kidney failure, and doctors have said that he should be worn a few months ago. Yet, his kidneys are still performing, despite how poorly it is. Mohammad Hatta passed away a week before, although perfectly fine a month before. The proclamator felt a large void in his chest after his friend’s passing. It seemed that God has cursed Sukarno to suffer slowly.

He always recalled his resignation as a major dilemma. In 1963, he discerned a rising tension between the military and the PKI. In the midst of the war, Sukarno saw that the farmers were willing not to help for the war effort, and trying to even destabilize our advancement. The PKI publicity had been very strong indeed, struggling for Indonesian pro-China management. Sukarno never craved for this, he just presumed that the Wilopo government had been too Western that a balance must be weighed.

In addition to it, Natsir worsened the problem. His Islamist agenda fueled discrimination and racial tension amongst ethnics. After his untimely demise, Sukarno already felt PKI’s immense pressure over him to do what Aidit solicited; a fully-fledged communist plot. Sukarno genuinely knew that doing that would jeopardize the entire war that Indonesia was winning. With Natsir gone, Sukarno will inescapably be constrained to perform PKI’s glorious revolution, especially when the military is occupied with a bigger problem. For the first time, the President was perplexed with what correct decision to adopt. He never encountered the predicament as intricate as this one. Alas, he thought up a much sudden solution.

Just days before 1st September, Sukarno invited Wilopo for a secret encounter. He revealed his intended resignation and asked Wilopo to appoint Nasution as a replacement. Nasution, at that time, was an upright man and will be a prominent statesman. Also, he needed a pro-American partisan that wasn't too leaning. He recalled Kennedy’s promise to Sukarno that in his party, Indonesia shall never be abandoned. After the Democrat’s return in US politics, Sukarno expressed relieve as Indonesia is Carter’s number one attention, decades after the embargo and difficulties caused by the previous administration. However, looking at the PNI-R, and also the PPP, Sukarno saw a worrying trend of Indonesia.

After Nasution has risen becoming the next president, he immediately accomplished what Sukarno’s young and reckless nationalist person have thought of before the Independence. He totally established a new sense of nationalism, annexing the Malaya, Papua, Solomon Islands, and even Madagascar Island. A growing divide on the political party that somewhat broken the military. Nasution’s zestful subordinate Suharto is hungry for the government, with Subandrio’s slow pace progress with broken neutrality promise. Moreover, Sukarno’s families involved with a pro-China communist scheme didn’t intrigue the first president very much. He despised of what happening in China, especially after Jiang Qing was appointed. Sukarno was afraid of the future, Indonesia’s future.

Suddenly, he felt a sharp pain from his lower abdomen. Probably the kidneys again, he thought. But then, what happened went extremely fast. He sensed his heart stopped beating. Nurses and doctors rushed for the ailing man. Sukarno determined that this pain is the last pain he will experience. And just that, his mind faded to black.

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He woke up in his home of Pegangsaan Timur. However, unlike his house's dry setting a year ago, he views a different profile of his house. The structure was the same, but the surrounding lawn had been full of Dutch buildings, and monuments. All of his body and image. Just near the railway, Sukarno sees the old carriage that took him to Jogja, all same to the bags of dust. Even so, besides the railways, there’s another smaller rail that carries a strange shape of a train. It was smaller than what he has seen. The colour is ghastly light blue, with a white body. In the side of the train written in English and Indonesia, something about ‘Ring Rail’ and ‘Tourism’.

The vehicle draws to a stop on a narrow platform. The floor was concrete white, and there are weird machines that shoot out rations, but it looks like a drink. The station has a giant clock in the middle, with moving text saying that it is 15:10:45 and ticking. Sukarno then sees the moving vehicle more closely, seeing that the upper-half is transparent. There are not many passengers inside the train, but almost all of them are enthusiastic. Sukarno is delighted for a bit, seeing people coming gladly to his house is entertaining.

Sukarno notices a group of girls going out of the train. They all wear blue types of denim, which Sukarno connotes it as jeans.

“Hello, Bung?”

A familiar voice called Sukarno. He stopped his thoughts, knowing exactly who he is.

“Bung Hatta! You’re here.”

“Of course I’m here, I always am beside you.”

A surge of emotions struck Sukarno. He fully knows this is the afterlife. But, he never expected his afterlife to be so similar to his world. Sukarno hugged Hatta longingly, a friendship return. Hatta returned to his prime shape, around 40s. Seeing Sukarno’s reflection in the water, he also sees his form to be a younger, more dashing, version.

“Welcome bung, to this unique world,” Hatta said.

“Where are we?” Sukarno asks to resolve his guess.

“Let me explain.”

Hatta explains that the world they now see is Indonesia exactly fifty years after. Hatta informs Sukarno that the new Indonesia have very sophisticated technology. One involving looking the entire world in just a hand swipe called ‘smartphone’, or a Television that is so detailed that Sukarno thinks it is real. The cars are also uncanny too, looking at a sleek vehicle that doesn’t have an exhaust. Speaking of exhaust, Sukarno notices the air is cleaner too, and somewhat warmer.

Hatta then tours Sukarno around this first President's house. It seems that Nasution really reinforced his commitment to keeping Sukarno house as original as possible, as almost everything is the same. Outside of the house, is a different picture. Many bizarre buildings are constructed around his house, first, there is a gift shop, then a small gallery, in the far side there is also a large plaza where teenagers seem to like posing weirdly on their devices. And then there’s the podium where Sukarno proclaimed Indonesia’s independence. It looks the same, even with the bamboo flag pole.

“Why with bule* and totok** faces everywhere?” Sukarno asks Hatta. Sukarno never has used this slurs anywhere and anywhen during his lifetime. Yet, gazing at the people’s paler and yellower faces, he certainly needs more explanation.

“Well, after we died. Our successors benefited from immigration all across the world. Firstly, we have the first American movement, then the Europeans, then the Chinese, Jews and finally Koreans.”

“Jews too?”

“Indeed, I saw the history in National Library Center. I think our nation has minimized intolerance. Although I still see news about racial discrimination, it’s not so popular right now. Probably because the President is a Chinese descendant.”

“What!? Chinese?”

“Yes, Bung. Go take a look at the big TV over there.”

Hatta points the huge TV just on one of the buildings in my house. It is fully transparent and full of administrative papers. In the TV beside it, sees all of the president’s tribute to Sukarno. The numbers represented the order they ascended to the presidency. They have these weird numbers showing in order. This future President, Maximillian Bambang Hendarto, is the 13th.

“I believe Indonesia must never cease to honour the works of our first and foremost President. It is necessary not because of his birth of the republic, but also the democracy, Pancasila and its practices that we all can enjoy. As thinking further than any, Mr Sukarno has accomplished one of the greatest achievements to the people of Indonesia.”

Sukarno and Hatta conversed about the things that they have done in the past, as well as what this future entails. Looking around his house, the environment is rather European, as Hatta says. It reminds him of his exile in the Netherlands. Sukarno supports his argument; the number of bikes, lush trees and clean sidewalks are something that backs in the 80s are still impossible.

“Oh yeah. I also discover that Jakarta isn’t our capital anymore.” Hatta adds.

“Really? Where is it then? Singapore? Bandung?” Sukarno asks.

“No, it is in Nusakota, the city was built from scratch in the late 90s. It is not in Java but Kalimantan. You used to mention Palangkaraya as our new capital, Bung. They now have one in Kalimantan.”

Sukarno never thought that wild dream wish would come true. In the early talks, Sukarno only conceived that Indonesia should have a more centred capital, somewhere Kalimantan is his foolish pick.

A few hours and many discussions later, the sun is setting on the horizon. Sukarno felt really excited about Indonesia’s fifty years to come. Yet, so much to read in the timespan that Hatta felt every overwhelmed discussing it. A lot has happened for fifty years, and words cannot express how innumerable the events are. Overall, Sukarno feels a great satisfaction for Indonesia and his successors particularly.

“Bung, I think it’s time for you to go. I’ll accompany you.” Hatta finally interrupts Sukarno deep thoughts.

“You accompany me?”

“Yes, Bung. He sent me to accompany you. Your achievements were noble in the eyes of Him, He wants to see you soon.”

Sukarno and Hatta walk to the setting horizon. There emerges a white door that opens a blinding light. Sukarno, presently, is not afraid. He feels that his job is done for the world, and awaits the afterlife to come.

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Merry Christmas everyone! As a gift, I post another update.
*Bule is a local slur on white people by Indonesians. If a bule had a mixed Indonesian child, the child would be an Indo.
**totok is also a local slur, but for mongoloid race, especially directed to China Mainland. However, it is unnecessarily a Chinese origin, as Singaporeans and foreign Chinese borns are sometimes mistaken as totok.
 
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Well that is interesting there are no protest about the jewish migrants i would have thought the people will be in riots because oh btw what does the people of indonesia thinks of the uasr and saudi arabia?
It's not entirely accepting though, especially in the heated regions already mentioned. I don't think people will riot especially under a strong economy.

The UASR and Saudi Arabia for the populace are moderately warm, although in government a strong opposing stance is presented to these nations.
 
Christmas Update

21 March 1980


One year ago, his weak body is still tough to smoke on the rattan chair at his house. This year, he is confounded on the premature death of his friend just a week before. Sukarno is disabled in the hospital bed of Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital Jakarta. He had been diagnosed for kidney failure, and doctors have said that he should be worn a few months ago. Yet, his kidneys are still performing, despite how poorly it is. Mohammad Hatta passed away a week before, although perfectly fine a month before. The proclamator felt a large void in his chest after his friend’s passing. It seemed that God has cursed Sukarno to suffer slowly.

He always recalled his resignation as a major dilemma. In 1963, he discerned a rising tension between the military and the PKI. In the midst of the war, Sukarno saw that the farmers were willing not to help for the war effort, and trying to even destabilize our advancement. The PKI publicity had been very strong indeed, struggling for Indonesian pro-China management. Sukarno never craved for this, he just presumed that the Wilopo government had been too Western that a balance must be weighed.

In addition to it, Natsir worsened the problem. His Islamist agenda fueled discrimination and racial tension amongst ethnics. After his untimely demise, Sukarno already felt PKI’s immense pressure over him to do what Aidit solicited; a fully-fledged communist plot. Sukarno genuinely knew that doing that would jeopardize the entire war that Indonesia was winning. With Natsir gone, Sukarno will inescapably be constrained to perform PKI’s glorious revolution, especially when the military is occupied with a bigger problem. For the first time, the President was perplexed with what correct decision to adopt. He never encountered the predicament as intricate as this one. Alas, he thought up a much sudden solution.

Just days before 1st September, Sukarno invited Wilopo for a secret encounter. He revealed his intended resignation and asked Wilopo to appoint Nasution as a replacement. Nasution, at that time, was an upright man and will be a prominent statesman. Also, he needed a pro-American partisan that wasn't too leaning. He recalled Kennedy’s promise to Sukarno that in his party, Indonesia shall never be abandoned. After the Democrat’s return in US politics, Sukarno expressed relieve as Indonesia is Carter’s number one attention, decades after the embargo and difficulties caused by the previous administration. However, looking at the PNI-R, and also the PPP, Sukarno saw a worrying trend of Indonesia.

After Nasution has risen becoming the next president, he immediately accomplished what Sukarno’s young and reckless nationalist person have thought of before the Independence. He totally established a new sense of nationalism, annexing the Malaya, Papua, Solomon Islands, and even Madagascar Island. A growing divide on the political party that somewhat broken the military. Nasution’s zestful subordinate Suharto is hungry for the government, with Subandrio’s slow pace progress with broken neutrality promise. Moreover, Sukarno’s families involved with a pro-China communist scheme didn’t intrigue the first president very much. He despised of what happening in China, especially after Jiang Qing was appointed. Sukarno was afraid of the future, Indonesia’s future.

Suddenly, he felt a sharp pain from his lower abdomen. Probably the kidneys again, he thought. But then, what happened went extremely fast. He sensed his heart stopped beating. Nurses and doctors rushed for the ailing man. Sukarno determined that this pain is the last pain he will experience. And just that, his mind faded to black.

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He woke up in his home of Pegangsaan Timur. However, unlike his house's dry setting a year ago, he views a different profile of his house. The structure was the same, but the surrounding lawn had been full of Dutch buildings, and monuments. All of his body and image. Just near the railway, Sukarno sees the old carriage that took him to Jogja, all same to the bags of dust. Even so, besides the railways, there’s another smaller rail that carries a strange shape of a train. It was smaller than what he has seen. The colour is ghastly light blue, with a white body. In the side of the train written in English and Indonesia, something about ‘Ring Rail’ and ‘Tourism’.

The vehicle draws to a stop on a narrow platform. The floor was concrete white, and there are weird machines that shoot out rations, but it looks like a drink. The station has a giant clock in the middle, with moving text saying that it is 15:10:45 and ticking. Sukarno then sees the moving vehicle more closely, seeing that the upper-half is transparent. There are not many passengers inside the train, but almost all of them are enthusiastic. Sukarno is delighted for a bit, seeing people coming gladly to his house is entertaining.

Sukarno notices a group of girls going out of the train. They all wear blue types of denim, which Sukarno connotes it as jeans.

“Hello, Bung?”

A familiar voice called Sukarno. He stopped his thoughts, knowing exactly who he is.

“Bung Hatta! You’re here.”

“Of course I’m here, I always am beside you.”

A surge of emotions struck Sukarno. He fully knows this is the afterlife. But, he never expected his afterlife to be so similar to his world. Sukarno hugged Hatta longingly, a friendship return. Hatta returned to his prime shape, around 40s. Seeing Sukarno’s reflection in the water, he also sees his form to be a younger, more dashing, version.

“Welcome bung, to this unique world,” Hatta said.

“Where are we?” Sukarno asks to resolve his guess.

“Let me explain.”

Hatta explains that the world they now see is Indonesia exactly fifty years after. Hatta informs Sukarno that the new Indonesia have very sophisticated technology. One involving looking the entire world in just a hand swipe called ‘smartphone’, or a Television that is so detailed that Sukarno thinks it is real. The cars are also uncanny too, looking at a sleek vehicle that doesn’t have an exhaust. Speaking of exhaust, Sukarno notices the air is cleaner too, and somewhat warmer.

Hatta then tours Sukarno around this first President's house. It seems that Nasution really reinforced his commitment to keeping Sukarno house as original as possible, as almost everything is the same. Outside of the house, is a different picture. Many bizarre buildings are constructed around his house, first, there is a gift shop, then a small gallery, in the far side there is also a large plaza where teenagers seem to like posing weirdly on their devices. And then there’s the podium where Sukarno proclaimed Indonesia’s independence. It looks the same, even with the bamboo flag pole.

“Why with bule* and totok** faces everywhere?” Sukarno asks Hatta. Sukarno never has used this slurs anywhere and anywhen during his lifetime. Yet, gazing at the people’s paler and yellower faces, he certainly needs more explanation.

“Well, after we died. Our successors benefited from immigration all across the world. Firstly, we have the first American movement, then the Europeans, then the Chinese, Jews and finally Koreans.”

“Jews too?”

“Indeed, I saw the history in National Library Center. I think our nation has minimized intolerance. Although I still see news about racial discrimination, it’s not so popular right now. Probably because the President is Chinese.”

“What!? Chinese?”

“Yes, Bung. Go take a look at the big TV over there.”

Hatta points the huge TV just on one of the buildings in my house. It is fully transparent and full of administrative papers. In the TV beside it, sees all of the president’s tribute to Sukarno. The numbers represented the order they ascended to the presidency. They have these weird numbers showing in order. This future President, Maximillian Bambang Hendarto, is the 13th.

“I believe Indonesia must never cease to honour the works of our first and foremost President. It is necessary not because of his birth of the republic, but also the democracy, Pancasila and its practices that we all can enjoy. As thinking further than any, Mr Sukarno has accomplished one of the greatest achievements to the people of Indonesia.”

Sukarno and Hatta conversed about the things that they have done in the past, as well as what this future entails. Looking around his house, the environment is rather European, as Hatta says. It reminds him of his exile in the Netherlands. Sukarno supports his argument; the number of bikes, lush trees and clean sidewalks are something that backs in the 80s are still impossible.

“Oh yeah. I also discover that Jakarta isn’t our capital anymore.” Hatta adds.

“Really? Where is it then? Singapore? Bandung?” Sukarno asks.

“No, it is in Nusakota, the city was built from scratch in the late 90s. It is not in Java but Kalimantan. You used to mention Palangkaraya as our new capital, Bung. They now have one in Kalimantan.”

Sukarno never thought that wild dream wish would come true. In the early talks, Sukarno only conceived that Indonesia should have a more centred capital, somewhere Kalimantan is his foolish pick.

A few hours and many discussions later, the sun is setting on the horizon. Sukarno felt really excited about Indonesia’s fifty years to come. Yet, so much to read in the timespan that Hatta felt every overwhelmed discussing it. A lot has happened for fifty years, and words cannot express how innumerable the events are. Overall, Sukarno feels a great satisfaction for Indonesia and his successors particularly.

“Bung, I think it’s time for you to go. I’ll accompany you.” Hatta finally interrupts Sukarno deep thoughts.

“You accompany me?”

“Yes, Bung. He sent me to accompany you. Your achievements were noble in the eyes of Him, He wants to see you soon.”

Sukarno and Hatta walk to the setting horizon. There emerges a white door that opens a blinding light. Sukarno, presently, is not afraid. He feels that his job is done for the world, and awaits the afterlife to come.

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Merry Christmas everyone! As a gift, I post another update.
*Bule is a local slur on white people by Indonesians. If a bule had a mixed Indonesian child, the child would be an Indo.
**totok is also a local slur, but for mongoloid race, especially directed to China Mainland. However, it is unnecessarily a Chinese origin, as Singaporeans and foreign Chinese borns are sometimes mistaken as totok.
Interesting the 13th president is chinese btw do you think ittl the dutch or the european immigrabt will play a big part in politics (maybe became the premier or the president?)
 
Merry Christmas for the ones that celebrate it!!

It will be interesting to see the reaction if this Indonesia is ISOT to OTL.

I didn't know there is racial slur like that
People usually say as Cina totok, which means the Chinese Mainland-characteristics. This can be a derogatory slank that is common for my hometown in Jakarta calling those sino-descendants in Tangerang. Even a Chinese-Indonesian myself, I still hear fellow ethnics call dirty Chinese (basically no mannerisms or hygienes, a low-income class) Cina totok for insult. However, the usual term of cina totok is simply people with Chinese faces (small eyes, all that kind of stuff).


Interesting the 13th president is chinese btw do you think ittl the dutch or the european immigrabt will play a big part in politics (maybe became the premier or the president?)
Not to be confused with Chinese nationality, but a ethnic Chinese. The man is born in Indonesia. And yes, the Dutch and the European immigrants (even Americans) will play a big part, especially after this Hendarto ascension.
 
People usually say as Cina totok, which means the Chinese Mainland-characteristics. This can be a derogatory slank that is common for my hometown in Jakarta calling those sino-descendants in Tangerang. Even a Chinese-Indonesian myself, I still hear fellow ethnics call dirty Chinese (basically no mannerisms or hygienes, a low-income class) Cina totok for insult. However, the usual term of cina totok is simply people with Chinese faces (small eyes, all that kind of stuff).



Not to be confused with Chinese nationality, but a ethnic Chinese. The man is born in Indonesia. And yes, the Dutch and the European immigrants (even Americans) will play a big part, especially after this Hendarto ascension.
Hmm how big though? So in a few state they will have a foreigner governor? (Can you give us some example of the european or american playing a big part im the goverment? Like maybe they became minister or governor)
 
People usually say as Cina totok, which means the Chinese Mainland-characteristics. This can be a derogatory slank that is common for my hometown in Jakarta calling those sino-descendants in Tangerang. Even a Chinese-Indonesian myself, I still hear fellow ethnics call dirty Chinese (basically no mannerisms or hygienes, a low-income class) Cina totok for insult. However, the usual term of cina totok is simply people with Chinese faces (small eyes, all that kind of stuff).



Not to be confused with Chinese nationality, but a ethnic Chinese. The man is born in Indonesia. And yes, the Dutch and the European immigrants (even Americans) will play a big part, especially after this Hendarto ascension.
Strange... In my family, we refer cina toktok as a chinese descendant that still practice traditional chinese culture. Am I wrong about that?
 
Hmm how big though? So in a few state they will have a foreigner governor? (Can you give us some example of the european or american playing a big part im the goverment? Like maybe they became minister or governor)
Although this is a part of spoilers, I maybe will explain a few.

By the late 90s we will have mixed people in ministeries, and governors by late 2000s (excluding Singapore ofc, as it would already have ethnic Chinese even since annexation).

Strange... In my family, we refer cina toktok as a chinese descendant that still practice traditional chinese culture. Am I wrong about that?

Interesting. Actually, it may be true as most traditional chinese descendant would be more protective of their heritage, thus less likely to mix with other cultures (proven with more Chinese faces) . Maybe in my family, the term evolved from your prespective into mine.
 
Just reread it. It is pretty good.
One main question though, why did the USA alienate the UK and the Commonwealth in favour of Indonesia?
 
Just reread it. It is pretty good.
One main question though, why did the USA alienate the UK and the Commonwealth in favour of Indonesia?
I think this is Kennedy's gamble. He thought that Europe were better off by themselves, as Western Europe would definitely not befallen easily to the Soviet Union. With that, new powers would emerge to contest while the US will be busy on other regions. East Asia, on the other hand, is prone to ally China as their main Asian partner (not Japan due to WW2 sentiments).

About the Commonwealth vs the US, I think this is Kennedy's greatest decision to fully commited for a Pacific approach rather than Atlantic.

Besides, Kennedy's gamble due serve a benefit. The Soviet Union is now occupied with France, Germany and the mess in Europe while the US is strengthening ties all across Asia. Massive cons for the US is now India is a Chinese partner. And now, British-US relations has regressed back to 1812 era (although British HK remains friendly to the US)
 
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