Parthesius states that the first destination was the commercial centre Bantam on the island Java (27). Bantam with its long history of pepper and spice trade and its International contacts seemed like the Dutch answer to Goa and Malacca which were in possession of the Portuguese. However at the arrival the Dutch found out that the Portuguese also had posts in Bantam. With the arrival of the strong Dutch competition, the only option the Portuguese had in Bantam was applying political influence on the local rulers in attempt to disadvantage the VOC. The political conspiracy made it impossible to keep the operation strictly commercial.
They then established the Dutch VOC (Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie) in 1602, which is also known as the Dutch East India Company, for the reason of better efficiency and organized practices in trade.  The VOC was considered as the first publicized world trading company to negotiate shares and arrange shipping settlements. The Dutch were clever in shipbuilding and marine welfares, allowing them to govern navigation pathways and spice transportation excellently. Due to the huge success of the VOC foundation, many merchants and traders coming from Europe collaborated with the Netherlands in order to obtain some of the world’s most consummate spices and valuables. The VOC monopolized Indonesian trade and claimed the islands as their own, invading common spice areas such as the Banda and Maluku islands in 1603.
The Dutch took and changed a lot of their property, the economy in Indonesia changed, same as their politics and their art, which lead the Indonesians to have an advantage of taking back what’s theirs. The Dutch was a strong country but, Indonesia were still able conquer the Dutch and made themselves an independent country. How did the Dutch first affected the Indonesia’s economy? Regardless whether the Europeans compose the historical force in the 17th century of Indonesia, the appearance obviously initiates changes that in the long term were to be of enormous importance. During the 17th century, VOC went further to creating commercial control in Indonesian islands.
The Dutch Revolt of the sixteenth century was the result of a change in ideas of sovereignty between Charles V and Phillip II. The recently unified provinces had revolted previously, and several cities had resisted the imposition of new Habsburg laws . However, the overall reaction to the rule of Charles V had been peaceful, given the personal relationship between the sovereign and the nobility of the provinces. This was strained at times, despite this, the concession of rights to nobles had ensured loyalty to the crown. This loyalty to the sovereign is represented in the Dutch national anthem, Het Wilhelmus, in the lyrics ‘den Koning van Hispanje /heb ik altijd geëerd’, translating to ‘To the king of Spain I’ve granted a lifelong loyalty’
Amit Kalantri says “Hunger gives flavor to the food.” (“Quote by Amit Kalantri”). Just like Kalantri says, since the spices were very rare for the Europeans, the explorers had to come to Indonesia. Also, since the spices were rare, it got expensive naturally, and became a symbol of wealth at that time. By the Europeans coming to Indonesia, it caused religion, Christianity, to naturally spread throughout the country. In conclusion, trading has effected a lot of the spread of religion in Indonesia.
They began their operation by setting up factories and trading ports within the region to ease the circulation of goods. In 1602, the British set up a trading post in Banten which became the center of exchange for goods from the Spice Islands. Nevertheless, the British trade in Banten encountered various contestations starting from other European rivals who had previously established their control there to the limited English goods that could be received for barter with the local merchants in Banten. With these disadvantages, the presence of British in Banten was under increasing pressure and threats, especially when the rivalries between the British East India Company (EIC) and the Dutch East India Company (VOC) to gain trade monopoly in Banten culminated in wars. As involvement and sustenance of wars required a large amount of material and human resources, the benefits of trade in the Spice Islands were deemed to be undermined by all the expenditures and risks that had to be borne by the British.
Many nations were looking for goods such as silver and gold but one of the biggest reasons for exploration was the desire to find a new route for the spice and silk trades. After the discovery of the new routes, Europe secured plentiful supplies of not only old and essential articles, but also of many new ones. There was a wide and extensive market in Europe of articles such as Indian textiles and Persian carpets. Several new articles such as potatoes, chocolate, cocoa, quinine, tobacco,
In the midst of the Industrial Revolution, imperialism became inevitable as Europeans needed raw materials for industrialization. As time passed, Europeans grew covetous for money and goods. During the late 1800s, both Africa and China was uncontrolled and had some of the most essential raw resources and luxuries. Raw materials were required in order to keep European industrialization flourishing. Thus European government wanted economic opulence by obtaining raw materials in Africa, and by imperializing China to trade so the accumulated profit can be used to purchase Chinese goods.
Aguinaldo had a deal with the Americans to help take back their freedom; his trust for the Americans was too strong that it blurred the actual intention the Americans wanted to accomplish—colonize the Philippines, but America had an agreement called the Benevolent Assimilation which means they cannot immediately attack whenever they want, there should be a valid reason; but this did not stop them from preparing for their future attack. Weapons and other arms were sent to Hong Kong for America to