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SM Amin is a nationalist figure of Medan City during the independence era. This research aims to see how the role of SM Amin during the independence era SM Amin plays a role as a movement figure in areas that tend to be forgotten, especially in the province of North Sumatra, the city of Medan, which is very clearly visible in many academic spaces. the students as well as the educators ignore the big contributions of these figures in order to defend their territory from being colonized. This research approach uses descriptive qualitative methods. The object under study is the thoughts of SM Amin, a nationalist figure in Medan City during the independence era. Meanwhile, the subject is the Head of the Center for Historical Studies and Social Sciences (PUSIS), State University of Medan. The results of this study indicate that the figure of SM Amin is not widely known to the public even though he has succeeded in resolving several conflicts, especially North Sumatra, he also allowed the issuance of the Republic of Indonesia North Sumatra money as a symbol of resistance when Indonesia was hit by the Dutch monetary system. Recommendations to students and intellectuals not to forget the figures who played an important role in the independence process, especially during the colonialism era in North Sumatra.
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