1956: With his party
seating only a slim majority in Indonesia's House of Representatives during the
previous year's elections, Sukarno introduces a plan for "guided democracy" in
Indonesia. During the next year, Sukarno suspends democracy altogether, collaborating
with the army and imposing martial law. In 1959, the president officially dissolves
the House of Representatives. These decisions lead to a rebellion in some areas
of the nation that rages until 1961.