Consolidation of the Dutch East Indies
Despite its small size, the Netherlands emerged from the 19th century in charge of the rich and populous Dutch East ...
Outbreak of the Great War
Although Australia and New Zealand were self-governing democracies, they were still part of the British Empire and tied to Britain ...
East Asia 1975
Communist Victory in Indochina
Only months after the Paris Peace Accords, Nixon became embroiled in the Watergate scandal, which ultimately ended his presidency. With ...
Indonesian invasion of East Timor
In 1974 Portugal's staunchly colonialist dictatorship was overthrown, encouraging the Portuguese colony on Timor to declare independence as East ...
When Papua New Guinea (PNG) gained independence from Australia in 1975, the island of Bougainville - geographically part of the Solomons ...
Policing the Southwest Pacific
In 1998 Papua New Guinea requested that Australia and New Zealand supervise the peace process in Bougainville, part of a ...