Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Nasakom was a political concept during the Sukarno presidency in Indonesia. It is an acronym based on the Indonesian words NASionalisme (''nationalism''), Agama (''religion''), and KOMunisme (''communism''). By 1956, Sukarno was openly criticising parliamentary democracy, stating that it was based upon inherent conflict" which ran counter to Indonesian notions of harmony as being the natural state of human relationships. Instead, he sought a system based on the traditional village system of discussion and consensus, under the guidance of village elders. He proposed the threefold blend of nationalism, religion, communism into a co-operative ''Nas-A-Kom'' government. This was intended to appease the three main factions in Indonesian politics - the army, Islamic groups, and the communists. With the support of the military, he proclaimed in February 1957, ''Guided Democracy'', and proposed a cabinet of representing all the political parties of importance (including the PKI). "