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.
Which country is colonized by Dutch over 350 years?
Indonesia declared independence from the Netherlands on Aug. 17, 1945. This followed 350 years of Dutch East India Company control and Dutch state rule, as well as Japanese occupation during WWII. After the declaration, the Netherlands waged a war to re-establish colonial control over Indonesia.
How did the Dutch get Indonesia?
In 1602, the Dutch parliament awarded the VOC a monopoly on trade and colonial activities in the region at a time before the company controlled any territory in Java. In 1619, the VOC conquered the West Javan city of Jayakarta, where they founded the city of Batavia (present-day Jakarta).
Did the Dutch Own Indonesia?
Though Indonesian history featured other European colonial powers, it was the Dutch who solidified their hold on the archipelago. After VOC’s bankruptcy in 1800, the Netherlands took control of the archipelago in 1826.
What did the Dutch do in Indonesia?
Slave trading was widely carried out during the Dutch colonial period in Indonesia. Especially in North Sumatra, human trading for plantation workers, known as coolies, was widely practiced around 150 years ago.
Does Indonesia have slaves?
In Indonesia there are 210 970 people living in slavery. Although Indonesia has some of the laws governing modern slavery are included in the Law of Anti-Trafficking.
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.
Does Indonesia hate Dutch?
Nope, though the history books depicted the Dutch and Japanese as both “colonizers who have exploited Indonesia for years”, we no longer hate them in 2020.