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

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  • Jihad declared in Aceh

    15 October 1945. Teungku Daud Beureu’eh and three other prominent Aceh ulama (Islamic scholars) agree to a statement declaring the struggle against the Dutch return is a holy war (jihad fi sabilillah) and a continuation of the ulama-led struggle of the last years of the Aceh War fifty years earlier (see p. 254 as well as opposite).

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