History of Indonesia

Can you answer these questions about the history of Indonesia?
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What was Indonesia colony of between 1816–1949?
Netherlands
What trade did that country dominate in 17th and 18th centuries?
Spice
What "upright" hominid species inhabited Indonesia as far back as
two million years ago?
Homo erectus
What country invaded Indonesia in 1941?
Japan
Who was the first President of Indonesia?
Sukarno
What volcano's 1883 eruption could be heard over 3000 miles away?
Krakatoa
What type of natural disaster killed over 130,000 people in 2004?
Tsunami
What international body was Indonesia one of the five founding members in 1967?
ASEAN
What is the former name of Jakarta?
Batavia
What president's "New Order" constructed a military-dominated government?
Suharto
What Portuguese-speaking country gained its independence from Indonesia in 2002?
East Timor
The eruption of what Indonesian volcano in 1815 caused the "Year Without a Summer"?
Mount Tambora
What U.S. President lived 4 years in Indonesia, between 1967–1971?
Barack Obama
What supervolcano erupted 74,000 years ago, which nearly caused the humans' extinction?
Lake Toba
The only time Indonesia entered and competed in the FIFA World Cup was in 1938.
To what European country did it lose to in the Round of 16?
Hungary
What Jakarta governor became President in 2014?
Joko Widodo
On what island did Islamic terrorist bombings kill 202 people in 2002?
Bali
What African island nation's first inhabitants came from the islands of Indonesia
about 10,000 years ago?
Madagascar
What popular flying toy was first invented by the Muna people of Sulawesi?
Kite
What independence-seeking region on New Guinea, starting with P, has been suppressed
by the Indonesian government since 1962?
Papua
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