Indonesian colonisation of West Papua and the lack of a democratic
tradition have been the main root causes of the current political problems in
this area, triggering the emergence of an increasingly strong Papuan
nationalism that finds its expression in a resistance movement, led by the
OPM, seeking self-determination and independence. These problems have
continued over many years, having serious social, political, economic, and
environmental effects for West Papua but, despite the...[Show more]
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