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A former Portugeuse colony, occupied by Indonesia since the Portugeuse granted independence and pulled their forces out. In September of 1999, the East Timorese overwhelmingly voted for independence in a U.N.-sponsored referendum. Government and military supported militias immediately started killing and terrorizing the population and foreign aid workers. By late 1999 things had stabilized with help from the U.N. and Australia.
- East Timor International Support Center — http://www.easttimor.com/ (site no longer available)
- TimorNet — http://www.uc.pt/Timor/TimorNet.html (site no longer available)
- Check the list at: http://www.mathaba.net/www/timor/index.shtml
Internet Assigned Numbers Authority,
had seemed to recognize East Timor as a country all along,
as they assigned it the
tptop-level domain. However, to quote RFC 1591 (March 1994), `` The IANA is not in the business of deciding what is and what is not a country. The selection of the ISO 3166 list as a basis for country code top-level domain names was made with the knowledge that ISO has a procedure for determining which entities should be and should not be on that list.''
Also see the Indonesia section.
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