People From Blitar, East Java: Sukarno Books LLC

ISBN: 9781156247754

Published: May 31st 2010

Paperback

40 pages


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People From Blitar, East Java: Sukarno  by  Books LLC

People From Blitar, East Java: Sukarno by Books LLC
May 31st 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 40 pages | ISBN: 9781156247754 | 5.71 Mb

Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Sukarno, born Kusno Sosrodihardjo (6 June 1901 21 June 1970)MorePurchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Sukarno, born Kusno Sosrodihardjo (6 June 1901 21 June 1970) was the first President of Indonesia.

He helped the country win its independence from the Netherlands and was President from 1945 to 1967, presiding with mixed success over the countrys turbulent transition to independence. Sukarno was forced out of power by one of his generals, Suharto, who formally became President in March 1967.

The spelling Sukarno is frequently used in English as it is based on the newer official spelling in Indonesia since 1947 but the older spelling Soekarno is still frequently used, mainly because he signed his name in the old spelling. Official Indonesian presidential decrees from the period 19471968, however, printed his name using the 1947 spelling. The SoekarnoHatta International Airport which serves near Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia for example, still uses the older spelling. Indonesians also remember him as Bung Karno or Pak Karno.

Like many Javanese people, he had only one name- in religious contexts, he was occasionally referred to as Achmed Sukarno. Sukarno as an HBS student in Surabaya, 1916.The son of a Javanese primary school teacher, an aristocrat named Raden Soekemi Sosrodihardjo and his Balinese wife named Ida Ayu Nyoman Rai from Buleleng regency, Sukarno was born as Kusno Sosrodihardjo in Blitar, East Java in the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia).

Following Javanese custom, he was renamed after surviving a childhood illness. He was admitted into a Dutch-run school as a child. When his father sent him to Surabaya in 1916 to attend a secondary school, he met Tjokroaminoto, a future nationalist. In 1921 he began to study at the Technische Hogeschool (Technical Institute) in Bandung. He studied civil engineering and focused on architect... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=217512



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