Can East Timor Survive Independence?
After 274 years of Portuguese colonisation, with short interregnums by the Japanese, and 24 years of Indonesia occupancy, the East Timorese have exercised their right for self-determination through popular consultation on 30 August 1999. With a voter turnout of 98 per cent, around 78.5 per cent of people registered to vote rejected the integration into The Republic of Indonesia. As a consequence of the ballot the United Nations (UN) through Security Council Resolution 1272, has established a...[Show more]
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