I've long awaited this... I am said to be the descendant of one of the last kings of Majapahit, Brawijaya V. Usually most don't really know much about Majapahit, so here I am... Truth be told, I'm actually much more proud to be part of Majapahit heritage, instead of being Indonesian all on itself. So it's not due to patriotism or nationalism, but more towards a sort of general pride of it. In other words, I don't associate Majapahit as a part of Indonesia, but rather as a (I may say more powerful, perhaps) nation on its own, and would very gladly choose Majapahit over modern Indonesia. In any case:
No save reverts and cheating, no gameplay mods, but I used this
It has been decades from the golden years ruled by King Rajasanagara (Hayam Wuruk) and his advisor and minister Gajah Mada. He ruled a realm that stretched all the way from Malaya to Western Irian (Papua), and led a golden age of prosperity and cultural blossoming. Gajah Mada himself had the brilliant idea to unite Nusantara. But he, the King was a mortal after all, and as such, his death brought devastating civil wars as pretenders attempted to ascend to the throne. As they did, local Sultans and Kings usurped previous Majapahit vassal states, and from this, Majapahit was stripped down to its core territory. In our time, these smaller, separate kingdoms would be exploited by the Europeans (above all the Dutch) as they were enticed to fight each other, while the westerners slyly traded land for weapons. And when the Indonesian peoples found out that they were tricked into capitulating, it was too late. Modern-day Bali can be used as a window to the past, as they were highly influenced, and the culture, religion and Majapahit could equate to the Ottoman Empire as they both controlled resources that would be extremely important later on, but were defeated too early, and would be fragmented into smaller states. For Majapahit, they are spices like pepper, cloves and nutmeg; the Ottoman Empire, it is crude oil, which is highly sought after today.