Land of spice islands
203-245 Million Population.
4th largest population in world.
88% Sunni Muslim
Largest Muslim population on earth.
Was a Dutch colony.
Is an oil producer.
Maritime choke point.Introduction
Patapan, a Sanjaya prince, usurped the Sailendra throne in 832. The capital was moved to Mataram in 929.
Mataram emulated Sailandra except in religion. A Hindu resurgence led to the construction of the Prambanan complex.
Continued prosperous trade with China & Arabs.Early Kingdoms - Mataram
Retired as a 4 star in 2000.