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Unformatted text preview: years of Indonesian rule during which at least 100,000 East Timorese were killed by occupying forces. The nation's full name (in English) is the Democratic Republic of East Timor, and it is genuinely democratic. Despite its new found freedom, East Timor remains beset by problems. Political instability led to an Australian-led International Stabilisation Force entering the country, a mission that remains ongoing. The President, Jose Ramos-Horta, survived an assassination attempt in early 2008, and had to undergo treatment in an Australian hospital for serious injuries. East Timor is a small, poor country with only about 2,100 internet users as of June 2010, and as a result its presence in and output of fiction is small. The East Timorese flag...
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- Winter '09