Mohammed Hatta Biography

Prime Minister, Economist, Diplomat (1902–1980)
Mohammed Hatta was a leader of the Indonesian independence movement who was prime minister (1948–50) and vice president (1950–56) of Indonesia.


Mohammed Hatta was exiled from Indonesia by the Dutch until the eve of WWII. Then he, and future president Sukarno, collaborated with the Japanese in establishing the first Indonesian armed forces. Hatta declared Indonesian independence when it was clear the Japanese would lose the war. He served as vice president in the revolutionary government and later prime minister. Hatta died in 1980.

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