Population of 232,516,771
Located in Southeastern Asia, archipelago between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean
Monotheism and communal peace are bases for the stated government ideology of Pancasila. Only 6 religions are officially recognized: Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Catholicism, and Protestantism. Islam's strength and influence in numbers and power allow it to exert itself on the religious scene, giving itself preferential treatment and limiting Christian activities and public presence. Such power also enables the use of violence, mass demonstrations and threats to achieve its socio-political goals.