[Taken from the Election Game of the same title, aside several edits] After a series of devastating colonial rule, with Japan the most current, and another Allied invasion who tried to restore the Dutch East Indies. Indonesia can finally catch its breath, and its independence are finally undisturbed for years to come. However, this nation also evolves around fragile unity. The young nation, only five years of age, has already fought two major rebellions, one the extinguished Communist and the ongoing Islamic revolt. The struggle is real for Indonesia, and will be for years to come. Once the nation ever became a federation, but today will be no more. The dissolution of the United States of Indonesia gave way for once more unitary state of Indonesia. But despite returning its unitary form, Indonesia implement a parliamentary republic, with purpose of adopting a more democratic approach. Sukarno condemns this type of government, criticise as “bourgeois selfish plan on owning the striving society” and “Western methods destroying people’s will”. If this parliament disappointed him, he probably could disband it once and for eternity, which would result him as a sole dictator. However, by this parliament also, is the only era where Indonesia has ever had pure democracy, and its dissolution OTL led into the death of freedom of opinion for decades to come. As an outsider, Indonesia is seen as pariah nation. Really, only the South East Asian region would have noticed this nation, as everyone is seemingly focused on the ongoing Korean War. But then, there are several cases and figures stated that someday, somewhen, the nation suppressed be centuries of colonial oppression, could be a new power, considering population wise and land wise. As stated in the Election Game, the 1950-1955 underwent a major reconstruction in physical infrastructure and political stability. Which Indonesian people called it as "Reconstruction Era". The Wilopo Administration has succeeded in infrastructure, agrarian and political policies, and also winning in gaining a major status in the tensed world. Although military is highly problematic during his term, Wilopo has slight success in the sea, forming the Coast Guard and manage to reduce piracy. In this year, 1955, the nation will held a general election and also a Non-Block Summit. As comparing with OTL, this decade, the 50s, was the worst ever decade Indonesia would ever have had. The decade of political coups, throwbacks and resistance all over the place, and a stagnation in all aspects. However, how will you all contribute with the future of this nation? Would Indonesia become a resounding regional power? Or it will become another battleground on the seemingly frightful Cold War? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Welcome to Emerald of The Equator Timeline, a continuation of an unsuccessful Election Game of the same title. The starting date would be 6th of January 1955, day of the election. I'm SkylineDreamer. the creator of this thread, I have many ideas for this but certainly expecting mistakes and proceed this thread by experience and sturdiness. In this thread, I intend to have a certain finish line, as a never-ending timeline never receive the love more than not. Besides, I'd get bored of the Timeline, and maybe stop before it finished, which usually irritates my inner traits of always having job finished. My finish line for this thread is either Indonesia became a great power, which I will plan it around the 2100 year. Mistakes will surely happen, although I'll try hard in reducing it. If you want to know about the 1950-1955 year periode, check out on the Election Game. However, before my timeline begin. I'll surely start with a prelude to 1955. I'll post weekly, although maybe I'll not be punctual due to several work here and there.