a third world country in South East Asia consisting of many islands vaguely bounded by Malaysia and Singapore to the North, Papua New Guinea to the East and Australia to its South. West of Indonesia is the Indian Ocean.

having just had their first democratic elections since 1957, this country is still grappling with the effects of the asian financial crisis of 1998 ..... where the value of their currency, the rupiah, dropped to less than 25% of it's value within months.

a country with too large a population (nearly 200 million) and too many people living in poverty.

the capital of Indonesia is Jakarta on the island of Java. Other significant islands in Indonesia include Sumatra, Sulawesi, Borneo (the part not owned by Malaysia or Brunei) and Bali.

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