What was the fighting in East Timor about?

What was the fighting in East Timor about?

The Indonesian invasion of East Timor, known in Indonesia as Operation Lotus (Indonesian: Operasi Seroja), began on 7 December 1975 when the Indonesian military (ABRI/TNI) invaded East Timor under the pretext of anti-colonialism and anti-communism to overthrow the Fretilin regime that had emerged in 1974.

What was the reason for the East Timor genocide?

East Timor genocide
Target Population of East Timor
Attack type Forced disappearance, Genocidal massacre
Deaths Estimates of the total number of war dead range from 100,000–300,000
Motive Forced capitulation of the East Timorese people to Indonesian authority, Greater Indonesia

Why is East Timor separate from Indonesia?

Fearing a communist state within the Indonesian archipelago, the Indonesian military launched an invasion of East Timor in December 1975. The UN Security Council opposed the invasion and the territory’s nominal status in the UN remained as “non-self-governing territory under Portuguese administration”.

Why did Australian soldiers go to East Timor?

Operation Astute was an Australian-led military deployment to East Timor to quell unrest and return stability in the 2006 East Timor crisis. Other countries deploying soldiers to East Timor include Malaysia, New Zealand and East Timor’s former colonial power Portugal, operating under independent command.

Did Australia fight in East Timor?

Australia led the INTERFET operation in 1999, and provided substantial forces to the subsequent United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor and its successor operations. Australia also landed combat troops in the country in 2006 to quell ethnic fighting that involved East Timorese police and soldiers.

Does Australia have a army?

The Australian Army is the principal land warfare force of Australia, a part of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) along with the Royal Australian Navy and the Royal Australian Air Force.

Who is Australia’s biggest ally?

United States

Does Australia have a strong army?

The ADF is technologically sophisticated but relatively small. Although the ADF’s 58,206 full-time active-duty personnel and 29,560 active reservists make it the largest military in Oceania, it is smaller than most Asian military forces….

Australian Defence Force
Ranks Australian Defence Force ranks and insignia

What is an Australian soldier called?

Digger is a military slang term for soldiers from Australia and New Zealand.

Why do Aussies wear cork hats?

Movement of the head causes the corks to swing, discouraging insects such as blow-flies from swarming around the wearer’s head, or entering the nose or mouth of the wearer. Cork hats are a common purchase as a souvenir for tourists in Australia.

Why do Australian hats have one side up?

The distinctive Australian slouch hat, sometimes called an “Australian bush hat” or “digger hat”, has one side of the brim turned up or pinned to the side of the hat with a Rising Sun Badge in order to allow a rifle to be slung over the shoulder.

What does bloke mean in Australian?

he’s a good man

Is Bloody a swear word in Australia?

Bloody has always been a very common part of Australian speech and has not been considered profane there for some time. In the 1940s an Australian divorce court judge held that “the word bloody is so common in modern parlance that it is not regarded as swearing”.

What does bloke mean in English?

chiefly British, informal. : man sense 1a(1), fellow sense 4c But he himself was no ordinary bloke.—

What does grog mean in Australia?

In the Australian context “grog” was used to describe diluted, adulterated and sub-standard rum. Eventually in Australia the word “grog” came to be used as a slang term for any alcoholic beverage.

What does durry mean in Australia?


What does Lolly mean in Australia?


What is Lolly in British slang?

1 British : a piece of candy especially : hard candy. 2 British : money.

Why is it called a lolly?

‘Lolly’ is a New Zealand word for confectionary – British people use ‘sweet’ and Americans ‘candy’. Australians also use lolly. It comes from the older British word ‘lollipop’ which referred to confectionary but came to have a narrower meaning in Britain of a sweet on a stick or an ice block (‘ice lolly’).

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