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What happened in East Timor to make them fight for independence?

What happened in East Timor to make them fight for independence? Best Answer will get 5 Stars

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  • Alby
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    10 years ago
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    The world looked the other way when Indonesia invaded and annexed East Timor back in, I think, 1975. We all let it happen, and even recognised Indonesia as the rightful owner of the country. In the 1990's, fighting broke out between East Timorese freedom fighters and the Indonesian army, and we in Australia finally grew big enough balls to go to the aid of East Timor. They are now free, but still horribly poor. Our Prime Minister of the time, John Howard was and is, in my opinion, a lying, conniving, slimy, miserable little twerp; but he did well relative to liberating East Timor.

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