You asked: Which European country colonized the Indonesian islands?

In 1596 the first Dutch vessels anchored at the shores of West Java. Over the next three centuries, the Dutch gradually colonized this archipelago until it became known as the Dutch East Indies. Revolt against the oppressing colonizers soon built up throughout the country.

When did the Dutch colonized Indonesia?

The Dutch arrived in Indonesia in 1595 looking for natural resources and a place to take over.

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.

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.

Did the Portuguese control Indonesia?

At its height the Portuguese empire included Brazil, large parts of Africa and almost all the important trading areas in China, India, southeast Asia and present-day Indonesia.

Where was the first arrival of Portuguese voyage in Indonesia?

The first Portuguese expedition to the Moluccas under the command of António de Abreu arrived in Amboina and on the Banda islands in 1512.

Was Singapore a British colony?

The Colony of Singapore was a British Crown colony that existed from 1946 and succeeded by the State of Singapore in 1959. When the Empire of Japan surrendered to the Allies at the end of World War II, Singapore was returned to the British in 1945.

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