Dutch During The World Of Indonesia

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Dutch Trading in Indonesia The nation of Indonesia has barely had independence for less than a hundred years. Before the Japanese captured the country; Indonesia was in the control of the Dutch for 350 years. Indonesia did not receive its independence till December 1949. Why did the Dutch decide to settle land in what was commonly known as the Dutch East Indies and how were the lives of the natives affected? Going back further in history on why the Dutch decided to colonize what is now modern Indonesia was because they were violently attacked by their neighbor, Germany, for five years. After having dealt with Germany, the Dutch finally received some reinforcements. With the help of reinforcements, the Dutch were liberated. After they…show more content…
This monopoly became the main competitor in the spice trade world. The government 's intention was to bring military pressures on the Portuguese and Spanish (they settled Indonesia first). The Vereenigde Oost-Inndische Compagnie ships were replaced with armed fleets that intended to attack Portuguese bases. In 1605, VOC ships defeated the Portuguese and were able to gain some of the Spice Islands. The Dutch trading company was granted shipping lands of both Melaka and Sunda straights through the ruler of Jakarta in West Java. VOC didn 't realize that the ruler of modern-day Jakarta also promised trading rights to the English; the Dutch didn 't like the idea of sharing. By 1619, the VOC 's relationships with the English and Jayakartans deteriorated and the company renamed their headquarters Batavia. Jan Pieterszoon Coen, founder of the Batavia headquarters, nearly caused the genocide of the indigenous population of the Banda Islands in Maluku. He developed plans to make Batavia the center of the Asian trade from Japan to Persia. Coen wanted to develop the spice plantations using Burmese, Madagascan, and Chinese laborers. His plans did not succeed, he obtained a VOC monopoly on the spice trade. VOC gained more control in Indonesia, now the company had control over the production of cloves. The combination of the Bandas from 1609-1621 gave the company
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