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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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17, 1945 is the actual day when Sukarno and Mohammad Hatta unilaterally proclaimed independence in the face of Dutch opposition.
The minister recalled the personal relations between Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the leader of Indonesia's struggle for independence Dr Sukarno. He also said the excellent relationship between current Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and described the Indonesian President's visit to Bangladesh last year as a milestone.
After a brief history of the country, the chapter focuses on its national crisis under Sukarno. After a bungled coup attempt supported by the Communist Party, the Indonesian military under Suharto took over.
Indeed, the idea of relocating the country's administrative centre is almost as old as the republic itself - it was floated by Indonesia's first president, Sukarno, in 1957 and has been brought up again by several presidents since.
Ambassador Xiao said that both President and President Susan Sukarno are old friends who are respected by the Chinese people and have made irreplaceable important contributions to the establishment and deepening of friendly relations between the two countries.
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The MoU was signed by PT Angkasa Pura I (Persero) President Director Faik Fahmi and Acting Director General of Air Transportation of the Ministry of Transportation, Sukarno Pramintohadi in Jakarta on Thursday (9/6).
The discovery of the homemade bomb came amid intelligence reports that a certain Yasser Saligan of BIFF under Commander Sukarno Sapal alias Diok will carry bombings in Sultan Kudarat.
Flamboyant nationalist President Sukarno played the Soviet Union and U.S.
Chapter three discusses parliamentary politics in an independent Indonesia governed by nationalist hero-cum-President Sukarno. Faced with internal dissent and American intervention, Sukarno ruled in an increasingly authoritarian manner that he termed "Guided Democracy." After a U.S.
The late Thee Kian Wie's contribution surveys events between the Indonesian declaration of independence in 1945 and the end of the Sukarno era, during which economics was subordinated to politics, culminating in Sukarno's 1961 refusal to accept American offers of economic aid.
became tangled up in the 1950s, when the CIA and KGB both went after the Indonesian president simply known as "Sukarno."