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The History of Timor-Leste (East Timor)

The following is a timeline of the history of Timor-Leste (East Timor).   1600s – Portuguese invade Timor, set up trading post and use island as source of sandalwood. 1749 – Timor split following battle between Portuguese and Dutch. Portuguese take the eastern half. 1942 – Japanese invade, fighting battles with Australian troops. Up to...

East Timor – Art In A New Country

East Timor is the first country of the XXI Century, which got its independence in 2002. Before that, the people struggled for their freedom. In 1975, East Timor was invaded by Indonesian troops and remained there until 1999. During this period, in a country with less than one million people, around 100,000 people were killed....