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In 1882, a United States (U.S.) mission in Medan, North Sumatra, gave a tip-off to the Dutch East Indies authorities about a rebellion in what is now known as Nangroe Aceh Darussalam (NAD). As a result of the tip-off, the Dutch troops managed to crush the rebellion and accomplish the full occupation of what is now known as Indonesia.



In 1882, a United States (U.S.) mission in Medan, North Sumatra, gave a tip-off to the Dutch East Indies authorities about a rebellion in what is now known as Nangroe Aceh Darussalam (NAD). As a result of the tip-off, the Dutch troops managed to crush the rebellion and accomplish the full occupation of what is now known as Indonesia. The Dutch East Indies returned the favor by offering (...)



Fans of that popular sitcom Friends would probably know what a big deal the celebration of Thanksgiving is for many Americans. Thanksgiving, celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November, is indeed a quintessentially American holiday. Highlighted by stuffed turkey as the main meal, families gather to express their gratitude, usually to God. Some historians have pointed to the 17th centu (...)



It was Standard Oil that pioneered the arrival of U.S. companies in Indonesia during the Dutch East Indies days in the late 19th century. After years of trying to gain entry here, the company finally managed to start oil prospecting and production in Pelembang, South Sumatra, in 1897. The production facility it established was its first in Southeast Asia. Following in the footsteps of (...)



More often than not, the American legacy in this country is perceived negatively; it is invariably associated with capitalism. However, there is one legacy that has remained and needs to be nurtured: Jazz. According to www.wartajazz.com, in its interview with Sudibyo Pr., an architect and jazz aficionado, the history of jazz in Indonesia dates back to 1922, when Dutch colonialists brought jazz rec (...)



Ask any aspiring filmmaker, young actor or actress or passerby about their favorite directors or movie stars and the most likely response would be a name from some of Hollywood's luminaries. Riri Riza, a young local director whose latest feature film Gie was released last week, said American movie industry giants Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas were his all-time favorite di (...)



Billy Ray Cyrus would be proud. Indonesians are lining up to try out the latest fad - country music line dancing - and the toe-tapping craze has established quite a foothold in the country, organizers say. The growing number of line dancing enthusiasts is evident from the increasing membership at the Country Music Club of Indonesia (CMCI), established two years ago. The club has more than 1,000 me (...)

    
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