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Dutch East Indies

Dutch East Indies

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(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 resources of the United States, of the British Empire, of the Netherlands East Indies, and the Chinese Republic have been dedicated by their people to the utter and complete defeat of the Japanese War Lords.
The chapters by two other young promising historians, Amrita Malhi and Chiara Formichi, on British Malaya and the Netherlands East Indies respectively, bring into the twentieth century the study of Southeast Asian interest in the Ottoman Empire as well as that of the contemporary Turkish Republic.
This anecdote from everyday life in colonial Surabaya, though in fact a thinly veiled promotional piece for the Aurora Biograph, gives us a sense of the scope of the exhibition of moving pictures in this urban centre of the Netherlands East Indies at the beginning of the twentieth century.
Janneke van Dijk, Rob Jongmans, Anouk Mansfeld, Steven Vink, Pim Westerkamp, with Wimo Ambala Bayang, 2012, Photographs of the Netherlands East Indies at the Tropenmuseum, with a Foreword by Peter Verdaasdonk, Director of the Tropenmuseum.
15) This situation was very different from that in the Netherlands East Indies.
Royal Air Force pilots managed only a few kills in the Brewster, as did Dutch pilots in the Netherlands East Indies.
The UK had a thriving cable manufacturing industry; a fleet of cable ships to lay cables and haul them up for repairs; and a lock on the world supply of "gutta percha," a form of latex wrap harvested from trees in the Netherlands East Indies and Malaya.
He was one of more than 500 political prisoners accommodated in Australia during World War II: men, women and children from the Netherlands East Indies who had been banished by the Dutch colonial authorities to a malaria-infested settlement in West New Guinea, often for many years, and sent to Australia when that settlement was threatened by Japanese forces.
The Dutch Naval Air Force against Japan; the defense of the Netherlands East Indies, 1941-1942.
On arrival his in the Netherlands East Indies (NEI) Hashida was detained by the Dutch Authorities and searched.
The Japanese had been in economic negotiations with the Netherlands East Indies (NEI) government in Batavia since September 1940 and were seeking a special economic position in the Netherlands East Indies.
The notion of modernity was an obsession in the minds of those who read translated Western literature in the Netherlands East Indies in the late nineteenth century, and this helped to produce the hopes invested in the Indonesian national revolution of 1945-49.