Southeast Borneo Federation

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Southeast Borneo Federation
Federasi Kalimantan Tenggara
State-level autonomous region of Indonesia

Historical era Cold War
 •  Established January 1947
 •  Disestablished 18 April 1950

Southeast Borneo Federation (Indonesian: Federasi Kalimantan Tenggara) was an autonomous area formed in the southeastern part of Indonesian island of Borneo by the Netherlands in 1948 as part of an attempt to re-establish the colony of the Dutch East Indies during the Indonesian National Revolution. Southeast Borneo became a constituent part of the United States of Indonesia in 1949. The Federation was dissolved on 18 April 1950 and combined with Great Dayak and Bandjar to form Kalimantan Province.

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  • Friend, Theodore (2003), Indonesian Destinies, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, ISBN 0-674-01834-6. 
  • Kahin, George McTurnan (1970), Nationalism and Revolution in Indonesia, Cornell University Press, ISBN 0-8014-9108-8. 
  • Ricklefs, M.C. (2001), A History of Modern Indonesia Since c. 1200 (3rd ed.), Stanford: Stanford University Press, ISBN 0-8047-4480-7. 
  • Frederick, William H.; Worden, Robert L ., eds. (1993), Indonesia: A Country Study, Washington: Library of Congress.