Museum for Political History Buffs

If you are interested in the political events that transpired in Asia and Africa after WWII, the “Museum of Asian-African Conference” would be a great place to visit. The museum is not large and can be seen in less than 2 hours (unless you like reading the fine print on every display). It is located in Gedung Merdeka (Independence Building) on Jl. Asia-Afrika (Asia-Africa Street in Bandung, Indonesia).

Below is our short video of the museum. Pictures are not permitted to be taken in the main exhibition room so we are limited in our ability to pass along much information. Click this link to see the location of this Museum.

Below is reading for history buffs:

The Ten Principles of Bandung
The result of the 1955 Asian-African Conference was known as “The Ten Principles of Bandung,” a political statement containing the basic principles in the efforts to promote peace and cooperation in the world. The following are the Ten Principles of Bandung:

1. Respect for fundamental human rights and for the purposes and the principles of the Charter of the United Nations.

2. Respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all nations.

3. Recognition of the equality of all races and of the equality of all nations large and small.

4. Abstention from intervention or interference in the internal affairs of another country.

5. Respect for the right of each nation to defend itself singly or collectively, in conformity with the Charter of the United Nations.

6. Abstention from the use of arrangements of collective defense to serve the particular interests of any of the big powers, abstention by any country from exerting pressures on other countries.

7. Refraining from acts or threats of aggression or the use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any country.

8. Settlement of all international disputes by peaceful means, such as negotiation, conciliation, arbitration or judicial settlement as well as other peaceful means of the parties’ own choice, in conformity with the Charter of the United Nations.

9. Promotion of mutual interests and cooperation.

10. Respect for justice and international obligation.

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