Long And Short Term Effects Of Dutch Imperialism In Indonesia

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Netherlands Imperialism During 1875-1914, this was considered the age of imperialism; it was very well known among colonies and countries. Imperialism is a policy of conquering and ruling other lands. The Netherlands is a country in northwestern Europe referred to as Holland or the Dutch Empire during the age of imperialism. Amsterdam is the capital of The Netherlands. The first location that the Dutch imperialized was Ceylon. Indonesia had the most marketable resources, which is partly the reason why the Dutch imperialized it. The Dutch traveled to Indonesia in 1595 a year later they made contact. Both the Dutch and Britain were in Indonesia creating trading posts The Dutch India Company was also created; in addition,“In 1619 a fortified base was established in Batavia (now Jakarta), and became the headquarters of the Dutch East Indies Company”(NWE). Some natural resources were nickel, coal, gold, and copper. Later in the “early twentieth century, the Netherlands had under its administration all the territory that now forms Indonesia”(NWE). …show more content…

Long term effects can be language and religion because once they are taught among the people it is often continuously practiced. Imperialism has both a negative and positive effect. The negative effect is some countries that imperialized put the native people of the land into slavery and also many drastic changes in the laws. A positive effect besides the economy is learning about foreign lands resulting in better trade. The Dutch had many colonies such as, “Asia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Malacca, Deshima, New Holland, Iran, Pakistan, South Africa, The Americas, West Indies, Suriname, Guyana, Brazil, Virgin Islands, Tobago, and

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