Indonesia was formerly known as the Dutch East Indies (or Netherlands East Indies).
How was Indonesia founded?
The Indonesian archipelago was formed during the thaw after the Last Glacial Maximum. Early humans travelled by sea and spread from mainland Asia eastward to New Guinea and Australia. Homo sapiens reached the region by around 45,000 years ago.
What is the nickname of Indonesia?
That is why Indonesia is called as the emerald of the equator.
What is the brief history of Indonesia?
The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century; the islands were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence after Japan’s surrender, but it required four years before the Netherlands agreed to relinquish its colony.