Final Score: Netherlands 4, Australia 1.
World Baseball Conflict of the Game: Australia tattling on the Netherlands during the Indonesian National Revolution, but not really doing anything all that impressive to get in their way.
In 1945, Indonesia declared its independence from the Netherlands and began a revolution. Backed by the United Kingdom and some allies, the Netherlands looked like they would be difficult to beat. They just had too potent a rotation to be outgunned.
But in the end, while not completely run out of town, the Dutch were removed from their complete dominance of the region. But that’s not the thing to focus on for this story. No, the thing to focus on is how the UK stopped supporting the Netherlands and Australia tattled on them for “violating the peace” and whatnot. An excuse which the Aussies decided to use again today.