Indonesia Colonial Records

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Portuguese Colonization (1512-1602)[edit | edit source]

The Portuguese arrived in 1512 to dominate the sources of valuable spices. The Dutch arrived in 1602 to establish a monopoly. [1]

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Dutch Colonization (1602-1942)[edit | edit source]

The Dutch arrived in 1602 and followed the aspirations of the Portuguese with much more success. [2] The Dutch regained control again in 1816. [3] The last Dutch forces were defeated by Japan in March 1942. [4]

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French Colonization (1806-1811)[edit | edit source]

The East Indies were treated as a proxy French Colony in 1806. Control then shifted to the British in 1811. [5] [6]

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British Colonization (1811-1815)[edit | edit source]

The British gained control from the French in 1811. Control was transferred back to the Dutch in 1815. [7] [8]

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Japanese Colonization (1942-1945)[edit | edit source]

The Japanese defeated the Dutch in March 1942. Indonesian Independent was announced on 17 August 1945. [9]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "History of Indonesia," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Indonesia#The_Portuguese, accessed 20 November 2020.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "History of Indonesia," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Indonesia#Dutch_East-India_Company, accessed 20 November 2020.
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "History of Indonesia," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Indonesia#Dutch state rule, accessed 20 November 2020.
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "History of Indonesia," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Indonesia#Japanese_occupation, accessed 20 November 2020.
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "History of Indonesia," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Indonesia#French_and_British_interlude, accessed 20 November 2020.
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "French and British interregnum in the Dutch East Indies," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_and_British_interregnum_in_the_Dutch_East_Indies#:~:text=French%20and%20British%20interregnum%20in%20the%20Dutch%20East%20Indies%20were,ruled%20between%201806%20and%201811., accessed 20 November 2020.
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "History of Indonesia," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Indonesia#French_and_British_interlude, accessed 20 November 2020.
  8. Wikipedia contributors, "French and British interregnum in the Dutch East Indies," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_and_British_interregnum_in_the_Dutch_East_Indies#:~:text=French%20and%20British%20interregnum%20in%20the%20Dutch%20East%20Indies%20were,ruled%20between%201806%20and%201811., accessed 20 November 2020.
  9. Wikipedia contributors, "History of Indonesia," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Indonesia#Japanese_occupation, accessed 20 November 2020.