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Bung Karno Aspires to Make Indonesia the Strongest Country in the World Apart from the US & Soviet Union | merdeka.com

Bung Karno Aspires to Make Indonesia the Strongest Country in the World Apart from the US & Soviet Union |  merdeka.com

Merdeka.com – The Secretary General of the PDI-P DPP Hasto Kristiyanto said that the first President of the Republic of Indonesia Soekarno or Bung Karno had a vision to develop the island of Kalimantan. It was not without reason that Bung Karno wanted to develop Kalimantan.

“Indonesia at the time of Bung Karno had a vision of developing Kalimantan, with the aim that Indonesia would become the strongest country in the world,” said Hasto in a statement received here. Jakarta, Sunday (17/7). Reported by Antara.

Hasto continued, apart from seizing West Irian from Dutch colonialism, Bung Karno wanted Kalimantan to be the center of attention.

“Kalimantan became the center of Bung Karno’s attention so that Indonesia became the strongest country in Asia. For a whole year, Bung Karno studied Kalimantan,” he added.

Bung Karno had an analysis. Indonesia’s national defense is divided into two forces in two broad lines. Namely sea defense in Eastern Indonesia, with Biak being the center of the fleet, as well as air defense in Kalimantan.

By looking at the great potential in Kalimantan, he said, the hegemony of Indonesia’s air defense forces in maintaining air security is placed in Kalimantan, as a very important and strategic area.

“In Kalimantan, Palangka Raya City was designed to be the capital city of the Republic of Indonesia (at that time). The road design was made straight and led to a large roundabout similar to Washington DC, United States of America,” he said.

The construction of the road was extended to fourteen lanes to allow for landings of Soviet-made MiG21 aircraft. In addition, Bung Karno also nationalized various foreign-owned mining companies, where the results from the mining industry were used for education, health, and public welfare.

“Bung Karno hopes that in 1975 Indonesia will become the strongest nation in Asia and become one of the superpower countries outside of the United States, the Soviet Union, Britain, Japan and China,” he explained.

Unfortunately, all of these strategic concepts faded after the events of 1965 and Indonesia’s leadership declined internationally.

“In fact, previously because of Indonesia’s active role, Asian-African nations, the majority of whom are Muslim, were independent because of Indonesia’s role,” he said.



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