The West New Guinea Debacle: Dutch Decolonisation and Indonesia, 1945-1962

  title={The West New Guinea Debacle: Dutch Decolonisation and Indonesia, 1945-1962},
  author={C. L. M. Penders},
This is a history which deals with the end of the Dutch colonial rule, the early independent Indonesia, the West New Guinea question, and the emergence of Papuan nationalism. The book chiefly concentrates on Dutch policies ands perspectives, which have so far generally been ignored in existing English language publications. 
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