Indonesia, Vietnam, Perang Dingin dan Dasar Berkecuali: Hubungan Vietnam-Indonesia Era Presiden Sukarno sehingga 1966
Keywords:Cold war, anti-imperialisme
The end of the Second World War in 1945, saw a number of Southeast Asian countries fighting for their independence. Indonesia and Vietnam were among the countries that fought for their independence from the Dutch and French. After the demise of Western dominion, these two countries chose to implement neutral and anti-imperialist foreign policies. As anti-imperialist countries, Indonesia and Vietnam always criticized Western imperialistic activities especially in Southeast Asia. However, after the Geneva Conference 1954, North Vietnam (1954-1975) became Communist, whereas South Vietnam and Indonesia non-Communist countries. Indonesia showed sympathty towards North Vietnamese struggle to unify both Vietnamese regions. Indonesia was also in conflict with the West in her attempt to make her own regional claims. Because of this, these two Southeast Asian countries were always labeled as pro-Communist countries by the West. This article discusses the situation of non-alignment countries in Southeast Asia with reference to Indonesia and North Vietnam.