Effect of Indonesia Belief for Its Economy

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ASIAN STUDIES GROUP ASSIGNMENT [pic] “What Is Indonesia?” [pic] Edwin Sucipto Koeswono 34405019 Indriani Puspitasari 34405024 Herman Soerjadi 34405038 Go Devi Lona 34405042 Gilang Prasetiyo 3440504 Introduction Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world. Indonesia is also considered as largest archipelago which consists of 17,508 islands. For the reason that Indonesia is an archipelago, the diversity between each region is really high because they are also consisting of many tribes and ethnic which have different culture. In order to support the diversity, the governments state the ideology of Bhineka Tunggal Ika for uniting the…show more content…
Nowadays, the majority of the Hindu people live in Bali. Meanwhile, Jawa, Lombok, Kalimantan, and Sulawesi Island are also having a moderate amount of Hindu people. On the other hand, after the falling of Hindu-Buddha empires era, it was Islam religion that affecting most of Indonesian people. Islam entered Indonesia at around 7th century but the development start at 14th - 15th century, or after the weakening of Hindu-Buddha empires. The spread of Islam religion in Indonesia was did in the peaceful ways. Therefore, the development of Islam during that era was very fast, since Indonesian people really like the way the spread of the Islam culture when at that time the Westerners was doing colonization toward many regions in Indonesia. Many of the Islam values, also has several similarities with the local culture at that time, which also enhance the development of Islam. Nowadays, Indonesia has become the largest Moslem countries in the world. Many analysts believe that the Moslem in Indonesia is almost 80% of the total population (or around 190 million people). With the majority and having very big followers, it is no wonder that many of the belief systems in Indonesia are affected by Islam values. Indonesia ideology is “Bhinneka Tunggal Ika” which makes them a country that respect the diversity. But based on the history of Indonesia, the government does not really
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