You asked: Was Indonesia a Dutch colony?

Did the Dutch colonize Indonesia?

In the 1600s, the Dutch East India Company (VOC) began colonizing parts of Indonesia. After the abolition of the VOC in 1796, the Dutch government gained control over Indonesia, which was then referred to as the Netherlands East Indies.

When did Dutch leave Indonesia?

In December 1949, after four years of military and diplomatic confrontation with the Netherlands, the Dutch Government finally recognised the independence of the Dutch East Indies, which became the Republic of the United States of Indonesia.

Why did the Dutch want Indonesia?

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

Was Indonesia a French colony?

For a short period between 1806 and 1811, Indonesia once belonged under French administration. During the reign of Governor General Herman Willem Daendels (1808–1811), France exercised its political influences in East Indies through Dutch Republic.

Has Indonesia been colonized?

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.

Was Egypt colonized or a colonizer?

The British occupied Egypt in 1882, but they did not annex it: a nominally independent Egyptian government continued to operate. But the country had already been colonized by the European powers whose influence had grown considerably since the mid-nineteenth century.

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Was Thailand colonized?

Despite attempts at colonization, Thailand was never colonized. Known as the Kingdom of Siam, in the nineteenth century, it was surrounded by the colonized countries of French Indochina and British Burma.