Ever wonder how Indonesia began to stand up as their own? This is where their National Awakening began, it is when the Dutch formed a territorial boundaries of a colonial state that became the precursor to the modern day of Indonesia. During the start of the 20th century, the Dutch imposed an authority of the Dutch East Indies on an array of peoples who had not previously shared a unified political identity. One day, new organisations and leadership developed in Indonesia. Under its Ethical Policy, the Netherlands helped creating an educated Indonesian elite. These profound changes amongst the indigenous Indonesian population are often referred as the “Indonesian National Revival”. They were accompanied by increasing political activism and culminated in Indonesian nationalists’ proclaiming independence on the 17th of August 1945. When Indonesia Nationalism began, it ends the Dutch Colonial state when their Island’s Dutch rulers found themselves occupied by Germany in May 1940, which make the Dutch going to a weak position to guarantee their rule in the Indies, but the colonial government was determined to continue rule over the archipelago leading up to the Imperial Japan invading the Dutch East Indies in early 1942. The Netherlands were able to defend against Japanese army in little more than a month that would blow 300 years of Dutch colonial presence in Indonesia. The changes under the subsequent Japanese Empire over occupied Dutch East Indies made the Indonesia Revolution possible in a manner unfeasible just 3 years earlier. Eventually, the Japanese surrendered to the allies in 1945, and the Dutch sought to continue colonising the Indies restoring Dutch rule leading to Indonesian nationalists not to be deterred due to heavy loss, bringing in the idea of “Indonesia” that was seemingly irresistible. From this day forward, Indonesia has never becoming stronger than ever due to Nationalists awakening the spirit within, and it’s the time to join to remember the awakening of Indonesia.