Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Social Science and Character Educations (ICoSSCE 2019)

The Nationalism of Giyugun Officers in South Sumatra

Authors
Teti Hestiliani, Miftahuddin
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Teti Hestiliani
Available Online 4 February 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200130.010How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Giyugun, Japanese military administration, nationalism
Abstract

This article examined the role of Giyugun officers in maintaining Indonesia’s independence. In this discussion, the focus was on the South Sumatra region which was the basis of the Giyugun training, or voluntary army formed by the Japanese military administration in Southern Sumatra. It is interesting to study this period for the first time Sumatran youth had the opportunity to get military training from Japan. Initially, in 1943, Sumatran Giyugun was formed by Japan to help fight against the Allied forces. The military training provided by Japan was used by young people to learn war strategies, how to use weapons and various other military skills. The nationalism of the Giyugun officers was very high even though they were trained by the Japanese military. The expertise gained by the Giyugun soldiers later in the independence period was used to defend Indonesia’s independence.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Social Science and Character Educations (ICoSSCE 2019)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
4 February 2020
ISBN
978-94-6252-894-9
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200130.010How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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