Batavian Republic


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the name given to Holland by the French after its conquest in 1795.

See also: Batavian

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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1806 - UK re-occupies the Cape of Good Hope following victory in the Battle of Blaauwberg over French vassal, the Batavian Republic. Establishes British rule in South Africa.
1806 - Batavian Republic becomes the Kingdom of Holland
The book under review here, a collection of essays on the Batavian Republic (the Netherlands), the Helvetic Republic (Switzerland), and the various revolutionary regimes in Italy--especially the largest and most durable of them, the Cisalpine Republic--emphasizes constitutional theory, parliamentary practice, and the public sphere.
The present day Kingdom of the Netherlands was formed by the victorious allied powers in the aftermath of the Napoleonic wars from the defunct French-backed "Batavian Republic." In 1830, by royal decree, the Koninlijk Nederlands-Indisch Leger (Royal Dutch East Indies Army or KNIL) was established to protect, police--and expand--their East Indian colonies.
Their education at first followed the same course: the Prussian military academy in Berlin, but then they parted ways, and made different choices during the revolutionary turmoil of the French Revolution, the French-dominated Batavian Republic in the Netherlands, and the Empire of Napoleon.
Kubben (history and theory of international law and international relations, Tilburg U., The Netherlands) looked at a mass of archival materials to document the complexity of diplomatic and internal political interactions between France and one of its main satellites, the Batavian Republic. He not only maps out the legal arguments but also investigates their preparation within the institutions of each state.
His primary preoccupation during the early months of 1797 was with meeting up with his wife and children, which he finally effected at Groningen in May, and, while his letters amply attest to his devotion to his family, the delegation of the task of launching a further invasion of Ireland to the Batavian Republic soon obliged him to travel to Texel and to immerse himself in the preparations for the undertaking.
He traces the shifts and continuities in aspects of Dutch colonial ideology, policy, and practice between the VOC regime in the region and subsequent colonial administrations after 1800 (namely the Batavian Republic, the Daendels and British administrations, and the governments of Governor-Generals Van der Capellan, Du Bus du Gisignies, and Van den Bosch), culminating in the Cultivation System of the 1830s.
Trends toward assimilation from the middle of the eighteenth to the late nineteenth century continue under the influence of Enlightenment, emancipation, and the French revolution--the Batavian Republic extended full civil rights to Jews in 1796.