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also Soe·kar·no  (so͞o-kär′nō) 1901-1970.
Indonesian politician who declared independence in 1945 from the Netherlands, which did not grant it until 1949. He served as Indonesia's first president from 1945 until he was ousted by a coup d'état in 1967.


(suːˈkɑːnəʊ) or


(Biography) Achmed (ˈɑːkmɛd). 1901–70, Indonesian statesman; first president of the Republic of Indonesia (1945–67)


(suˈkɑr noʊ)

Achmed, 1901–1970, president of Indonesia 1945–67.
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Noun1.Sukarno - Indonesian statesman who obtained the independence of Indonesia from the Netherlands in 1949 and served as president until ousted by Suharto in a coup d'etat (1901-1970)Sukarno - Indonesian statesman who obtained the independence of Indonesia from the Netherlands in 1949 and served as president until ousted by Suharto in a coup d'etat (1901-1970)
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The late Suharto, who took the presidency in a military coup d'etat against the republic's founder Sukarno in 1967 but was forced out in May 1998, made Indonesia an emerging economy (EE).
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NAM was founded in Belgrade in 1961 by Yugoslav president Josip Broz Tito, Indian prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser, Ghana's first president Kwame Nkrumah, and Indonesian president Sukarno, all legends of the national liberation movement, with solid anti-imperial credentials, who advocated a middle course for the developing world between the Western and Eastern blocs in the Cold War.
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I say, let us hold our heads high bearing this cap as a symbol of Free Indonesia," Sukarno explained to a biographer in the mid-1960s.
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After nearly five decades of dictatorial rule by Sukarno and Suharto and 17 months of chaotic transition under Habibie, Wahid moved quickly to strengthen civilian control over the military, appointing the first civilian defense minister since independence in 1949.
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