Indonesia's power waned after the 1997 economic crisis.
In 1999 an election was held to see if the East Timorese wanted to break away from Indonesia.
The people of Southeast Asia are being intimidated by loyalist militias rather than from each other.
There was a vote to remain within the country.
When it was clear that the vote would be for independence, national governments began to riot and loot.
Under colonial powers.
Conflicts are recognized in 2002.
Considering the destruction caused by militias in Indonesia.
When Indonesia gained indepen ation, both Tetum and dence were included, as well as all the former Dutch possessions.
The country was weakened by the Netherlands for a number of years.
In retained this territory, they argued that 2012 was the year that East Timor was declared safe enough for the cultural background to distinguish it from Indonesia.
Although Dutch authorities were preparing western New, Indonesia's most serious region for independence was Aceh in northern Sumatra.
The Netherlands relented and allowed Indonesia to take control after being pressured by the United States.
If not independence, the more extreme Islamists demanded greater autonomy.
The treaty provisions have never been implemented as splinter groups continue to fight the Philippine military.
The Philippines' political problems are not limited to the south.
Almost the entire country has been affected by the communist rebellion.
The New People's Army controlled a quarter of the Philippines' villages in the 1980's.
Although the NPA's strength has declined since then, it remains a potent force in many areas.
Grasberg is the world's largest gold mine and third largest copper mine, and it's located in the Indonesian province of south Papua.
It is highly polluted and is opposed by many local inhabitants.
Many Filipino nationalists left over half a million homeless in order to allow a concerned that their country is falling under the U.S.
In response, Indonesia allowed a war-torn area to become a special area under Islamic rule.
Their policies against the country's varied have proved very controversial, both locally and in the rest non-Burman societies located in the peripheral areas of the country.
After drinking alcohol, adultery, homosexuality, and even public independence in 1948, almost half of the country's displays of affection were criminalized.
Indonesia's difficulties in building a unified nation were not limited to the coun.
Indonesia was ruled by the British from 1988 until 2011.
It has been viewed as something of a Javanese population by some critics.
Even though many non-Javanese people are suspicious of the outside world, the Burmese state was an extremely empire.
In 2005, it mandated the risen to high governmental positions.
Indonesia, along with the creation of a new capital city in the Philippines, now has the highest degree of political free forested area north of the old capital of dom in Southeast Asia.
The new capital was thought to be suspicious of any movements for regional autonomy.
The Philippines has not generated stability as a result of such actions.
In 2007, pro-democracy protests against the government led to the Islamic southwest of the country.
In the 1990s, it tried to diffuse by Buddhist monks.
Burman was taking too much power.
After her sister won a victory, she became prime minis.
In Thailand's far south, there is conflict, as well as in the Muslim region of Burma.
Minor rebellions are making progress.
The gov flared up in southern Thailand for decades, but the violence released the democratic opposition leader in 2004.
The Thai government initially responded with harsh military measures, a strategy that many arrest, and in 2015 her political party won a solid victory in Thailand.
After the election, the Thai government took a more conciliatory stance, but it was not enough to end the hostility between the Burmese govern and the country's ethnic groups.
In order to open itself to the rest of the world, it has begun to attack Thai-speaking government officials.
Thai citizens died in the conflict.
The unfortunate may be captured by corrupt Thai offi, but human traffickers in the region usually sell desperate people to other traffickers for work in fish processing from the poorer countries of the region.
Thailand and Malaysia have the highest death rates in the region.
Thai Thailand's large sex industry has long been associated with officials found dozens of shallow graves in southern Thailand that are traffickers.
More than 80,000 young women are believed to contain the remains of refugees.