Socialist Republic of Indokistan

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Socialist Republic of Indokistan
Republik Sosialis Indokistan
LocationJakarta, Indonesia
Official languagesBahasa Indonesia
GovernmentCommunist government
Time zoneUTC +7
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Indokistani First Republic
Indokistani Second Republic

Socialist Republic of Indokistan (Indonesian: Republik Sosialis Indokistan) was a short-lived incarnation of Indokistan as a communist country existed between December 2010 until January 2011. The Socialist Republic ended the Indokistani First Republic, and its collapse ushered in the restoration of the Republic of Indokistan, or later known historiographically as the Indokistani Second Republic

The Socialist Republic was strongly unpopular among the Indokistani people. The regime was overthrown violently the very next month in January Revolution.


The Socialist Republic was established after influential Communist Party of Indokistan seized the government and deposed Farhan Abbas from the presidency. They declared the country guided by communism shortly after its establishment.

The communist authority failed to attract support from the people, even from some citizens known for their sympathy to communism. Citizens refused to participate in government activities. Deposed leader Farhan Abbas described the situation in one sentence: "Civil injustice spreads like wildfire". The communist government remain unpopular for its entire existence.

Government harrassment against suspected rebels in early January 2011 spurred anger among citizens sympathetic to the rebels. The harrassment triggered civil disobedience among the populace, culminating in the January Revolution which violently ended the Socialist Republic. The collapse of the socialist government was celebrated by the people and deposed president Farhan Abbas returned to his office, restoring the Republic of Indokistan, or later known as Indokistani Second Republic.


The Socialist Republic was considered "an unique period" in Indokistan's history. The regime was the only one in Indokistani history which ended violently. Although the Socialist Republic was recognised as a legitimate historical period in Indokistan's history, the communist regime leader was not recognised as a legitimate President of Indokistan, and his name was skipped on the official list of president.

However, hostility towards communism by the succeeding authority subsided pretty quickly. The new government allowed the Communist Party to continue its operation after a short ban. The party was later reconstituted as People's Social Party and participated in Indokistan's only legislative election on March 2011, with Farhan Abbas as the party chief.

The Socialist Republic flag was also featured on the 2011 banknotes of national currency KistanRupiah.

Socialist Republic flag as main feature of KistanRupiah banknotes in 2011


According to Indokistani historians, the Socialist Republic was the most difficult to be documented as the regime was short-lived and its historical evidence were rare.

In 2013, a citizen proposed a new intrepretation on the coup d'etat event which installed the communist regime. The citizen argued that instead of Farhan Abbas, the Communist Party deposed Prime Minister Mustafa Hakim. The argument means that in the December 2010-January 2011 period, Indokistan only had a communist government instead of a communist country. The theory was dismissed as invalid.