|Dutch East Indies Nederlandsch-Indië (Dutch) Hindia-Belanda (Indonesian)|
|• French and British interregnum||1806–1815|
|• Japanese occupation||1942–1945|
|• Independence proclaimed||17 August 1945|
|• Dutch recognition||27 December 1949|
How long did Dutch occupy Indonesia?
For example, when you talk to an Indonesian individual about the colonial period (whether the individual is highly educated or uneducated) he/she will say that Indonesia was colonized by the Dutch for three and a half centuries.
Did any Dutch stay in Indonesia?
Emigration from the Dutch East Indies (1945-1965) … Over a 15-year period after the Republic of Indonesia became an independent state, virtually the entire Dutch population, Indische Nederlanders (Dutch Indonesians), estimated at between 250,000 and 300,000, left the former Dutch East Indies.
Why did the Dutch Takeover Indonesia?
The Dutch arrived in Indonesia in 1595 looking for natural resources and a place to take over.
What spices did the Dutch want from Indonesia?
The Dutch were drawn to Indonesia in the late 1500s by the promise of immense profits in the lucrative spice trade. Cloves, nutmeg and mace – found only on a few volcanic islands in Indonesia – were luxury items in Medieval Europe. They were highly valued for their exotic flavours and perceived medicinal properties.
Is slavery legal in Indonesia?
Summary of Domestic Prohibition
There appears to be no legislation in place in Indonesia which prohibits institutions and practices similar to slavery, although adoption through the promise of consideration for the purpose of exploitation is criminalised under article 5 of Law 21.
How did the Dutch effect Indonesia?
Starting in the 1830s, the Dutch instituted a sugar-growing system in some areas, building 94 sugar-processing factories, as well as roads and railroads to transport materials and products. Generally the Dutch would export high-quality sugar from Indonesia while keeping lower-quality sugar in the country.