>over 250000 inhabitants
>fourth most populous country
>absolutely zero fucking influence or importance on an international scale
>basically unknown outside of Asia
Let's just have a little mind game here:
A non-Muslim Indonesia.
Would it be a better country?
Islam is ultimately the single most obvious hindering factor the advancement of a country could possibly face.
If Indonesia invades the Part of Malaysia on Borneo, Brunei, Timor Leste, and Papa New Guinea, they'd not only look good on a map, but they might actually be a first world country instead of """"""""""second"""""""""" world.
>can't travel to any country in south east asia by myself without looking like a sex tourist
>don't get any dirty looks at all when I'm in Europe or the states
>invade other 3rd world shitholes
>become 1st world
>inferior food in general (especially compared to Thai cuisine)
>inferior martial arts (more people practice Muay Thai)
>poor quality of life leading to boat people bound for Australia
>colonized by Europe but learned nothing
>influenced by worst religion (Islam)
>ugly women with awful fashion sense (even by Islamic standards)
>inferior Javanese genetics
>Jakarta is 20 years behind Bangkok
>non-presence in global consciousness (more people know about Bali)
>less welcoming to foreigners
>poorly defined national identity
>flag is just Poland flipped upside down
>language is just distorted Malay
4th most populated country in the world and most people don't even know they exist. Indonesians themselves didn't even remember they had a seafaring empire until a Dutch archaeologist stumbled on some ancient ruins and started doing research.
You'd be hard-pressed to find a more unremarkable people.
If you dam dutch never gave up that clay we could of shared land borders, glorious.
Australia would give a shit, would be used to act as if they where trying to move on us.
When people focus only on the afterlife, nothing gets done in real life. This is why Catholic and Muslims countries don't get anything done.
The very basics of Capitalism can't be realized in countries with Islamic and Catholic mind sets because it requires one to commit the sin of avarice.
The western banking systems originated in Florence and Venice, both Catholic states. It really has little to do with religion.
Muslims aren't successful but that's because their religion corrupts everything they do.
The Islam there doesn't really detract from the nation. Without it, it would still be a shithole.
Indonesian Islam is one of the few parts that don't deserve total firebombing. There isn't any Wahhabism in it and it's quite peaceful. (Except for Ache Province.)
We dindu nuffin.
You should not interfere us, you fucking bule.
If you didn't interfere us, we will genocide GAM like we did to gommie party.
I agree it's stupid to say Islam is what's holding them back when the rest of South East Asia has corruption, poverty, mismanagement and all the other characteristics of a developing nation.
Easy talk the Hänz that talk will get you jailed
>Weren't they occupying most of Timor just an year ago?
>Also I'd doubt anyone would care about PNG if Indonesia invaded it.
We would, the amount of bad things that would happen in that jungle is well, what happened in WW2 to the Japs when they got their shit pushed in.