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History of Timor-Leste

Outlines the history of Timor-Leste from prehistoric time to its independence in 2002. Describes Timor’s prehistory, external contacts before the arrival of the Portuguese, and its traditional societies. Outlines its confrontation with the West since 1512-1852, the colonialization from the mid-19th century, and the final border demarcation. Depicts the country’s circumstance in the World War II till the end of colonial period from 1941 to 1975. Mentions years under Indonesian occupation to its independence from 1975-2002.