An estimated 300,000 Communists were massacred in this country after an attempted overthrow of the government in 1965:
An estimated 300,000 Communists were massacred by the army in immediate and later reprisals in Indonesia after an attempted overthrow of the government in 1965. In 1966 President Sukarno, an ardent nationalist who became president at the time of Indonesian independence in 1945 and who helped the Communists become the leading party in the country, was forced out of power by the army and General Suharto. At that time Suharto assumed the presidency.
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