from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Sukarno 1901-1970. Indonesian politician who obtained his country's independence from the Netherlands (1949), served as Indonesia's first president (1949-1967), and was ousted from office by a coup d'état.

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  • n. Indonesian statesman who obtained the independence of Indonesia from the Netherlands in 1949 and served as president until ousted by Suharto in a coup d'etat (1901-1970)


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  • The name Sukarno is still respected in this country, but being a scion of Sukarno does not automatically mean that Guruh has inherited Sukarno's charisma, intelligence, speech expertise and his political skills.

    The Jakarta Post Breaking News

  • The leaders of these one-and-a-half billion people, constituting more than half the human race, included giants of the world anti-imperialist and anti - colonialist struggle, for the right to self-determination and independence, such as Sukarno of Indonesia, Chou En Lai of China, Jawaharlal Nehru of India,

    ANC Today

  • However, equally tragic is that the 85-year-old Jouwe, as a young man listened to the misinformation and false promises from vengeful Dutch colonial types who had never forgiven the great majority of the Indonesian people who chose to follow the lead of nationalist leaders such as Sukarno, Hatta and Sjahrir, declaring independence from the Netherlands on Aug. 17, 1945, and the Republic of Indonesia as the successor state to all the territories of the former Dutch East Indies, which have always included the western part of the island of New Guinea.

    The Jakarta Post Breaking News

  • Amazing, considering that the old bugger started his career at uni during the Indonesian revolution in 66 when Suharto took the place of Sukarno.

    How young people that feel powerless today can realize they are in the majority and enthrone a democratic order that works for the majority?

  • It won independence under its first president Sukarno, revered as the father of the nation.

    Indonesia's Institution-Builder

  • Jakarta could revise a blasphemy law on the books since the Sukarno era—often used by radicals to stir up hatred—and repeal the Ahmadiyya decree.

    Could Indonesia 'Pakistanize'?

  • Sukarno and his supporters say that tobacco is not technically addictive but that it contains an addictive substance, namely nicotine.

    Indonesian Court Hears Pro-Tobacco Testimony

  • “The broadcast was prepared by the Japanese,” Sukarno replied with equanimity.

    A Covert Affair

  • A group of British and American journalists arrived and managed to arrange a conference with Sukarno.

    A Covert Affair

  • On the morning of October 9, Sukarno and Hatta, along with a contingent of cabinet ministers, came to the American headquarters to see Crockett.

    A Covert Affair


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