End of Empire100 days in 1945 that changed Asia and the world.

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  • Conflict spreads in Central Java

    30 October 1945. When news of the situation in Surabaya is received, fighting breaks out in Semarang and quickly spreads to Magelang, where only British air attacks save the beleaguered Gurkha force. Again, Sukarno is asked to intervene. Next day he makes a radio appeal for all fighting against the British to cease; the Republic cannot withstand the power of all the Allies. On the 1st he flies to Semarang, then proceeds to Yogyakarta via Magelang after failing to arrange a truce. An agreement made next day lasts until the 10th when news arrives from Surabaya of fierce fighting there.

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