Indonesian Free State

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Foundation: 1447-1494 (T97-T102)Dead.gif
Capital: ??? in the Mollucas
Religion: Oroist (Oceanic Pagan)

By Rob Pierce

Description

Also known as the Kingdom of the Mollucas.

In the later 1400s Organized Criminal Societies (Tongs), based out of Hong Kong and with Aztec assistance, sponsored a disgruntled Maori potentate named Suharto who fancied himself the King of the Mollucas. Through him, the Tongs successfully infiltrated and corrupted much of the Maori Imperium's government and military. In 1471 (T97) Suharto and the Tongs incited a great deal of street level chaos throughout the Imperium to cover their attempt to seize control of both the government and the military. Despite the widespread damage to government institutions, including the assassination of the Emperor and his young sons, loyalists quickly prevailed. In the aftermath of the failure Tong piratical enterprises suffered significant damage due to Maori raids. While the Suharto clans escaped direct retribution, they did so only by fleeing their home islands for North America (1475, T98).

The IFS, as an entity, persisted in North America for some time, though what ultimately became of them is not clear. Although the Tong's suffered great damage, it is also not clear whether they also perished as an organization. Piracy reared it's ugly head again in Southeast Asia in the form of Tina! and the Monster Island Pirates.

EDITORS NOTE: Is this an example of a failed "assumption" by an SE?

The History:

Still to be written.

NewsFax Entries:

1455-1458 (T93)

Maori-Austral: Government operations continued against the organized criminal societies (Tongs) within the Empire.

1459-1462 (T94)

Maori-Austral: The Imperial Police continued to engage in a ceaseless war against a growing proliferation of corruption in the government and the military.

1463-1466 (T95)

Maori-Austral: The remains of the revanchist elements in the government - particularly those with ties to certain criminal organizations - were wiped out by the ever-vigilant police forces.

1467-1470 (T96)

India: Prambanan on Pajajaran sprawled beyond its walls, giving the governor some reason for concern - what with all the pirate activity in Indonesia.

1471-1474 (T97)

Indonesia: Diplomacy: Various Trade Partners: (3C) Luzon, Mongol, India, Aztec [25C]

The Indonesians were very rebellious!

Maori-Austral: Okisaka and Na Iki were connected by the southern Highway as it was pushed into Nullarbor on the backs of the enslaved Ameratsi.

Meanwhile, various indigenous forces - backed by certain foreign powers - were preparing to make a great deal of mischief... First, the funds allocated to the intelligence services were diverted between the banks and the departments, an action that left the lower echelons of the services impotent in the face of the crisis. Second, an attempt was made upon Glascona the XXVth by his personal intelligence advisor while staying at the summer palace in New Kyoto. This, coupled with intimations of the disaster in funding loss, convinced the Moon King that perfidious foreign powers had subverted his secret service. He was not mistaken. While rumors of unrest, revolt and rebellion filtered into New Kyoto from the provinces, the Moon King ordered several premptive purges and stepped-up security. Messages were sent to the Indian government. Despite this, however, the Emperor was assassinated - by his second wife. The Imperial Council, however, had already made plans to deal with this eventuality and the heirs had been spirited away into the country. Unfortunately, the enemy had prepared well, and the heirs also met with a gruesome end.

And while the government sustained attack from without and treachery and betrayal from within, the common man on the street was confronted with a sharp increase in rioting, in brigandage, in lost mail, in arson and murder and rape. Fires were set wantonly in the cities. Bands of cutthroats and rapscallions roamed the land, destroying granaries, bridges and molesting the farmers.

On still another front, the enemy was working its sly talents upon various governors, admirals and garrison commanders. Luckily for the Empire, Admiral Kikuyama (commanding the Imperial Armada at New Kyoto) refused repeated blandishments and assignations with mysterious beauties. This meant that the main fleet and army remained loyal, for the moment, anyway. On the other hand, the garrison and people of the Molluccas revolted with fervor and raised the banner of open rebellion with the declaration of a Free Indonesian State. Similarly, the Ameratsi populations in southern Australia exploded into violent upheaval - but were rapidly crushed by the Imperial army relocating them. Following this, the same General (Takashi Shinzo) put to death a number of his subordinates who had attempted to convince him to repudiate the authority of the Emperor. On the other hand, the military governor of Eha-Rana renounced the Empire and declared himself King of Australia.

Back at New Kyoto, the general crisis had heigtened with the mutiny of the heavy trimaran "Shikoku". The crew, mostly Molluccans, declared that the provisional government of the Imperial Council was no government at all and that they were declaring for the Molluccan government. The swift and brutal capture of the ship [by the loyalists?] and the execution of the crew and officers precipitated sympathetic revolts troughout the rest of the fleet and resulted in a confused brawl within the great harbor of New Kyoto and within the city itself between various factions of the army and navy. Soon after the rebellion started it became apparent that, in fact, the ringleaders of the revolt were none other than a number of Mollucans, including the mysterious Suharto I (he who claimed to be King of the Mollucans). The resultant battle ended with the deaths of the Crown Prince of the Maori, Suharto the First, and the destruction of the Indonesian rebel fleet, along with a goodly portion of the Maori loyalist fleet and army. Otherwise, the Poniantar relvolted and joined the Indonesians. The Sarawaki army there was evacuated by the Sarawak fleet. Seeing this, the Brunei also revolted and similarly joined the Indonesians.

Finally, the Indonesian fleet swept into the Riouw Sea to close it down to all Maori supported shipping...

India: Delhi and Prambanan were both refortified. Meanwhile, in the Riouw Sea, the Indian navy found itself on an anti-piracy sweep just as the Indonesian fleet sailed into the area to pirate. The Indians laughed loudly and smashed the Indonesians under a watery boot, thus keeping the Trans-Pacific trade lanes open (an event that pleased everyone but the Indonesians). The Indian navy then proceeded to raid the Indonesian/Pirate hideouts on Mindanao (whilst saying "AArr!" and "Matey!" a great deal) and make off with a bunch of loot and a princess or two.

1475-1478 (T98)

Indonesia: Diplomacy: Kingdom of Australia (f) Trade Partners: (0C) None

The Indonesians were annoyed by the death of Suharto II early in his "open" reign as King of the Mollucas, but life was hard all over - so too bad. Otherwise, the IFS prepared to weather the Maori onslaught.

Maori-Austral: For their part, the armies of the Star Prince were engaged in a delicate ballet of death as they gathered and then fell upon the strongholds of the rebellion. The first such host came upon the lands of the EhaRanese and found them empty and desolate. After some more marching the army came upon the remains of the city of New Nagashima - a city empty of goods and people.

Meanwhile, to the north, the Maori Main Fleet hove into view of the Mollucan archipeligo to find the islands barren and deserted... From a few remaining fishermen it was learned that most of the Mollucans had fled to the east upon hearing of the approach of the Main Fleet - all save the King of Brunei who had returned to his homeland. The Fleet soon visited the King and his fealty was enforced once more. From the Brunei King it was learned that the peoples of Nagashima and Rangitor had fled to the New Lands of the Rising Sun - far across the vast Pacific. This did not please the Star Prince at all.

Mongol Empire: A Mongol intelligence report states "The IFS and Suhuarto (sic) were a front for a collection of pirates and criminal families that are a powerfull organization in Asia. Backed by Aztec gold and a previous infiltration of Maori government and intel structure they attempted to destroy Maori at the behest of the Aztecs. Their current headquarters is in Hong Kong."

1479-1482 (T99)

Maori-Austral: EhaRana and the Mollucas were resettled. A major Maori fleet operation resulted in the destruction of various pirate bases in Mindanao and the seizure of that island by Maori troops. Another pirate enclave, that of Poniantar, was also destroyed and annexed by the Maori.

The Kings

  • Suharto III 1475-1478
  • Suharto II 1474-1475
  • Suharto I 1470-1474

The Players

  • T97-T102 (1471-1494) Chris Baldwin

Last updated: 27 May 2003

© 2003 Robert Pierce

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