1965: After an aborted
coup attempt, large-scale riots erupt on several key Indonesian islands. Intense
fighting between pro- and anti-Communist factions produced the bloodiest conflict
in Southeast Asia of its time. Estimated casualties range from 78,000 to 2 million.
When the conflict ends, Sukarno has been replaced by Suharto, a military leader
who began to restore diplomatic relations between Indonesia and Western countries
that had been damaged by Sukarno's "guided democracy."