Dutch East Indies


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Dutch East Indies

Dutch East Indies

n
(Placename) the Dutch East Indies a former name (1798–1945) of Indonesia Also called: the Netherlands East Indies

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n.
Republic of, a republic in the Malay Archipelago, consisting of Sumatra, Java, Bali, Sulawesi, the S part of Borneo, Irian Jaya, and about 13,000 small islands: won independence from the Netherlands in 1949. 216,108,345; ab. 741,100 sq. mi. (1,919,400 sq. km). Cap.: Jakarta. Formerly, Netherlands East Indies, Dutch East Indies.
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Noun1.Dutch East Indies - a republic in southeastern Asia on an archipelago including more than 13,000 islandsDutch East Indies - a republic in southeastern Asia on an archipelago including more than 13,000 islands; achieved independence from the Netherlands in 1945; the principal oil producer in the Far East and Pacific regions
Holy War Warriors, Laskar Jihad - a paramilitary terrorist organization of militant Muslims in Indonesia; wages a jihad against Christians in Indonesia; subscribes to the Wahhabi creed of Islam
Mujahedeen Kompak - a militant Islamic militia that was formed in 2005 by hardliners who split from Jemaah Islamiyah
OPEC, Organization of Petroleum-Exporting Countries - an organization of countries formed in 1961 to agree on a common policy for the production and sale of petroleum
gamelan - a traditional Indonesian ensemble typically including many tuned percussion instruments including bamboo xylophones and wooden or bronze chimes and gongs
pesantran, pesantren - a Muslim school in Indonesia operated by religious leaders; produces young militants skilled in jihad
ASEAN, Association of Southeast Asian Nations - an association of nations dedicated to economic and political cooperation in southeastern Asia and who joined with the United States to fight against global terrorism
Southeast Asia - a geographical division of Asia that includes Indochina plus Indonesia and the Philippines and Singapore
Austronesia - islands of central and South Pacific (Indonesia and Melanesia and Micronesia and Polynesia)
Java - an island in Indonesia to the south of Borneo; one of the world's most densely populated regions
Bali - an island in Indonesia to the east of Java; striking volcanic scenery; culture is known for elaborate dances and rituals and for handicrafts
Timor - an island in Indonesia in the Malay Archipelago; the largest and most eastern of the Lesser Sunda Islands
Sumatra - a mountainous island in western Indonesia
Celebes, Sulawesi - a mountainous island in eastern Indonesia
Moluccas, Spice Islands - a group of island in eastern Indonesia between Celebes and New Guinea; settled by the Portuguese but taken by the Dutch who made them the center for a spice monopoly, at which time they were known as Spice Islands
Indonesian Borneo, Kalimantan - the part of Indonesia on the southern side of the island of Borneo
Krakatao, Krakatau, Krakatoa - a small volcanic island in Indonesia between Java and Sumatra; its violent eruption in 1883 was the greatest in recorded history
Indonesian - a native or inhabitant of Indonesia
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The Dutch East Indies and China have only seven thousand apiece, but in China there has recently come a forward movement.
Hong Kong fell on Christmas Day 1941 while at the same time Japanese forces advanced through Malaya, the Philippines and the Dutch East Indies.
Until as late as 1952, the US still accounted for more than half of worldwide daily crude production - dwarfing output from other early producers such as the Dutch East Indies, Burma, Russia, Romania, Mexico and Iran.
Liverpool has long been at the forefront of raising awareness about the 50,000 British forces personnel captured by the Japanese after the fall of Hong Kong (December, 1941), Singapore (February, 1942) and the Dutch East Indies (March, 1942).
In 1942, Japan declared war against the Netherlands, the same day that Imperial Japanese forces invaded the Dutch East Indies.
He left the post in 1921 to continue his flying career with Vickers Limited, which took him to Java in the Dutch East Indies and to Chile.
Synopsis: For ten year-old Jeremiah Prins, the life of privilege as the son of a school headmaster in the Dutch East Indies comes crashing to a halt in 1942 after the Japanese Imperialist invasion of the Southeast Pacific.
They called it the Dutch East Indies and the Dutch companies had been in touch with the Muslim world since the beginning of the 17th Century.
Kaiser weighs the evidence very carefully, and while he concludes that FDR was fully aware that implementing the embargo might lead to war with Japan, FDR was reacting to Magic intercepts that indicated that the Japanese occupation of southern French Indochina was designed to prepare the way for the conquest of Singapore and the Dutch East Indies.
Roedd yna ryfeloedd yng Nghameroon, Dutch East Indies, Kuwait a Borneo nad o'n i'n ymwybodol ohonyn nhw.
But attempts to regulate or set international prices go back to the 193 OS when, threatened by price depreciation at the time, the three main tea producers of the era, India, Dutch East Indies (today Indonesia) and Ceylon (Sri Lanka) formed the International Tea Agreement (ITA) to halt falling prices.
Historians speculate that Imperial Japan launched a preemptive attack on the American fleet at Pearl Harbor and coveted the oil and gas riches of the Dutch East Indies (Indonesia).