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Indonesia before the coming of the Rifts, was a nation spread across the largest archipalego in the world.   Stretching from Sumatra in the west to Irian Jaya in the east, the nation was composed of more than 17,000 islands and was the third largest nation in Asia behind India and China.  Only 12,736 of the islands were named and a mere 11,228 were inhabited. 

The flora and fauna in Indonesia is among the most varied and unique in the world, and much of it is unique only to Indonesia.  Since the coming of the Rifts many of these species have returned to their previous levels of splendour and habitat.  Many new species have also appeared on the island chain, resulting in a nation even more exotic than before.

The climate in Indonesia varied from the dry hot Bali to the jungle in central Borneo and also includes glaciers, volcanic mountains, and swamps and marshes on Sumatra and Borneo.  However, a tropical climate dominated Indonesia and many areas reported more than one meter (3.3 feet) of rainfall a year.

Indonesia was also the third most populous nation in Asia.   With most of the nation's population clustered onto the island of Java, the island of Sumatra became the most populated island as Java's capacity reached it's limit in 2056.  The population census in 2087 was at 430,834,000 people living in Indonesia.  Indonesia was also one of the most industralized nations in Southeast Asia and was well on it's way to becoming a world power when the Rifts erupted and destroyed most of civilization and nearly all the world.