INDONESIA: Over the Fence

In Amsterdam's Royal Palace one morning last week, 335 frock-coated Dutch and Indonesian officials gathered around a green baize table to hear Juliana, Queen of The Netherlands, end 340 years of Dutch rule in Indonesia. Juliana entered the palace hall followed by her husband, Prince Bernhard. From her crimson-upholstered armchair, she spoke clearly and melodiously: "Immeasurable," said she, "is the satisfaction of a nation that finds its liberty realized . . ." As Juliana finished, the palace carillon pealed out first the Indonesian and then the Dutch anthem, and one of...

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