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Portuguese Timor is the former name (1596 - 1975) of East Timor when it was under Portuguese control. During this period, Portugal shared the island of Timor with the Dutch East Indies. This work is copyrighted. ... This work is copyrighted. ... Events April 9 - Spanish troops capture Calais July 14 - King Dominicus (Domingos) Corea was behaded by the Portugese in Colombo Ceylon September 17 - The Spanish capture Amiens September 20 - Diego de Montemayor founded the city of Monterrey, Mexico. ... 1975 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... The Democratic Republic of East Timor, also known officially as Timor Leste is a nation in Southeast Asia, consisting of the eastern half of the island of Timor, the nearby islands of Atauro and Jaco, and Oecussi-Ambeno, a political exclave of East Timor situated on the western side of... The Republic of Portugal (Portuguese: República Portuguesa) is a democratic republic located on the west and southwest parts of the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe, the westernmost country in continental Europe. ... Timor is an island at the south of the Malay Archipelago, divided between the independent state of East Timor, and West Timor, part of the Indonesian province of Nusa Tenggara Timur with the surface of 11,883 sq mi/ 30,777 km². The name is a variant of timur, Malay... The Dutch East Indies, or Netherlands East Indies, (Dutch: Nederlands Indië) was the name of the colonies colonised by the Dutch East India Company which came under administration of the Netherlands during the ninteenth century (see Indonesia). ...


Although Portugal was neutral during World War II, in December 1941, Portuguese Timor was occupied by Australian and Dutch forces, which were expecting a Japanese invasion. When the Japanese did occupy Timor, in February 1942, the Allies and Timorese volunteers engaged them in a guerilla campaign. (See: Battle of Timor (1942-43) The struggle resulted in the deaths of 40,000-70,000 Timorese. Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... 1941 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is the sixth-largest country in the world, the only country to occupy an entire continent, and the largest in the region of Australasia/Oceania. ... Flag of Japan adopted 1870, official 1999 Japanese Naval Ensign adopted 1889, re-adopted 1954 The Empire of Japan (大日本帝国; Dai Nippon Teikoku) was the official title of Japan before the end of World War II. The names Imperial Japan and Japanese Empire are also used. ... 1942 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... In general, allies are people or groups that have joined an alliance and are working together to achieve some common purpose. ... Guerrilla (also called a partisan) is a term borrowed from Spanish (from guerra meaning war) used to describe small combat groups. ... Battle of Timor Conflict World War II, Pacific War Date February 19, 1942-February 10, 1943 Place Timor island, Dutch Timor and Portuguese Timor Result Japanese victory The Battle of Timor (1942-43) occurred on the island of Timor, in the Pacific theatre of World War II. It involved forces...


After 1949, the Dutch East Indies became independent as Indonesia. In 1975, Portuguese Timor declared its independence and changed its name to East Timor. This was quickly followed by an Indonesian invasion and annexation. 1949 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... The Dutch East Indies, or Netherlands East Indies, (Dutch: Nederlands Indië) was the name of the colonies colonised by the Dutch East India Company which came under administration of the Netherlands during the ninteenth century (see Indonesia). ... The Republic of Indonesia is located in the Malay Archipelago, the worlds largest archipelago, between Indochina and Australia, between the Indian and Pacific Oceans. ... 1975 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ...


From the Portuguese and international perspective, it was technically only on May 20, 2002 that Portuguese Timor ceased to exist, as the territory gained independence once again. May 20 is the 140th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (141st in leap years). ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


See also: History of East Timor Pre-colonial history Portuguese rule From the 16th century onwards, East Timor was a Portuguese colony known as Portuguese Timor. ...


 
 

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