Gerpolek, gerilya-politik-ekonomi (Seri Djambatan klasik) [Tan Malaka] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Military strategy for combating. It is the first extract of the booklet “The Partisan and his Military, Political and Economic Struggle” (GERPOLEK) written by Tan Malakka May when he was. GERPOLEK. (Chapters XI – XIII). Tan Malaka (). This cut down version of GERPOLEK is translated from the French, which is translated from the Dutch which.

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The knowledge of which he made use in this work was born from conversations with soldiers and reading, a venture of a few years ago, of books and reviews devoted to the problems of the army. In the first place we must think that the peasants will not produce more than they do consume themselves, if the surplus of their production cannot be exchanged for textiles, salt, oil, etc… If they cannot buy these goods any more, they will not produce any more that what their families need, and thus agricultural production will fall.

Not to give battle on open terrain. What were the consequences of this new policy which replaced struggle with negotiation?

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Under the pressure of these circumstances — the English having to leave, but Dutch not yet being ready – the decision of the Republic to conclude an armistice was accepted by Dutch and English with a sigh of relief and a smile of gratitude for the results of their diplomacy. To be able to exercise his leadership functions in the best way, the partisan must have sufficient knowledge of military, political and economic matters, which include with regard to this last category above all of knowledge of the co-operatives.

The co-operative in the economy is, finally a good and practical way to gain the harmony and to develop the spirit of mutual aidin the cities, the fields and the mountains. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. They even sought to silence my voice. I feel obliged to draw the attention of the workers particularly to this fact! He must constantly seek to develop the spirit of mutual aid in the population.

It should be used with caution therefore but will be useful as a crib when a translation straight from Bahasa to English is done. The partisan war which has already lasted tens of years in China and our own military experiments showed in the clearest way that by applying the tactics of the partisans one can acquire enemy weapons of all kinds, although the partisans themselves are armed only with spears of bamboo with sharpened points.

Thus, the negotiations against which I declared myself as they were not on the basis of recognition of complete independence, were prolonged for two years. We can divide the history of the Republic into two periods, one period of victorious fighting and a period of diplomatic defeats. Its aim is to overwhelm enemy action, also based on the combined tactics.


This war is also called a civil war or a social war. It is for this aim that the Indonesian Republic was proclaimed and created on August 17, Again, in Sourabaja, Semarang, in Batavia and in Bandoeng, Pedang; Palembang and Medan, in Pontianak, Bandjermasin and Balikpapan, in Malassar and in other places resounded with their orders to the Indonesian workers who worked the factories and loaded the ships.

To return the property to the Dutch and to every other foreigner implies that it is necessary to give political rights to these foreigners so that they can manage properties of such size. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? This page was last edited on 25 Septemberat Most Indonesian territory is isolated, subject to the authority of the enemy, dominated again by the Netherlands.

The brilliant and simple at the same time – one feels in Tan Malakka a teacher of the backward masses of enormous capacity to whom he manages to explain the most complicated problems of the military strategy — the booklet of Tan Malakka is limited to the problems of the anti-colonialist struggle in Indonesia.

Everything lent must be returned in good condition. This movement of freedom will culminate in a war of liberation.

The revolution cannot be victorious if it does not go beyond the limits of a national revolution. It was thus the intention of the Dutch to become richer every day, while ever more impoverishing the Republic. Tan Malaka – February 21, was an Indonesian nationalist activist and communist leader. It is not enough for a dozen people, with grandiose titles, to be of the opinion that workers and the peasants need this or that, without asking the opinion of the interested parties themselves.

The training thus acquired, was not lost later on, although the long years spent abroad has modified certain conceptions. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? It was made up representatives of three colonialist countries.

Under these conditions, it is possible that certain military rules which he formulates do not seem very satisfactory. The attack of the Dutch on the Republic thus provides the Indonesian people with a fine excuse to confiscate, i.

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C The management of international relations is entirely in the hands of the Dutch who have sovereignty over all Indonesia. In order to ensure that the people are able to continue the fight for the defence of independence proclaimed on August 17,gdrpolek Popular Front had required the formation of a government of the people and an army of the people [6].

Thus it was inspired by foreigners, the English or the Dutch. Similar work is necessary if one wants to popularise the art of warfare among the masses and the youth. Indonesians never have, during gerpolekk fighting, intended to occupy foreign territories nor to oppress and exploit their inhabitants.


All mountainous areas and all the airfields being of military interest as well as many arms belonging to the people and to the youth of the Republic.

I hope that this booklet, written hastily in the most difficult circumstances, will be able to be useful to young people, and to the heroic combatants makaka the proletariat of Great Indonesia. Want to Read saving…. The British people themselves, tired of the war, demanded the withdrawal of their troops.

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taj Despite this apparent marginalization, however, he played a key intellectual role in linking the international communist movement to Southeast Asia’s anti-colonial movements.

We will publish in this number all the first part which deals with the political problems mapaka the Indonesian revolution. The Dutch would then come to demand political power equivalent to, or almost to what they formerly had at the time of the existence of the Dutch Indies. Nopita rated it it was ok Mar 21, But even during a revolution, the proletarians must carry out an economic plan which is nothing but a plan of a war economy.

The Republic does not have the right to maintain or use contacts arising from its recognition by certain Arab countries. These two movements are carried out as a single movement so to speak.

Although the Dutch herpolek obtained, thanks to the agreement of Linggadjati, full powers in the economic field and the recognition of the sovereignty of the Dutch crown in the Republic, they were still not satisfied. It is however quite as interesting that the partisan has a sufficient social and collective feeling. It was thus not possible for those who themselves defend the principles of colonialism to reject the colonial mode of another power, the Netherlands.

In the next number of our review, we will reproduce large extracts from the third and fourth part of the booklet, dealing with specific military problems of the partisan war and the economic tzn of the Indonesian revolution. In the economic war against the Dutchmen, the attitude and the measures to be taken berpolek be really directed against the Netherlands, i.

How much more, could the whole of Indonesia be conquered, if it is defended by all the people having far more weapons and able to use the many tactics centralised in partisan tactics.