Netherlands East Indies

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Netherlands East Indies

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(Placename) the Netherlands East Indies a former name (1798–1945) for Indonesia
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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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The principal author, Janneke van Dijk, was for many years curator of the collection and so she has an unrivaled awareness of the issues at stake; currently a freelance researcher, she has produced many works, including The Netherlands East Indies at the Tropenmuseum (2011), the first in a projected ten-volume series designed, at least in part, to attract visitors to the museum (pp.
Penjoeloeh was published by the Netherlands East Indies Government Information Service.
This history details the actions of the MLD during the Japanese invasion of the Netherlands East Indies, analyzing its aircraft, equipment, personnel, and training.
The Consul's letter also advised that the Japanese were aware that the notebooks had been seized, and that the Netherlands East Indies Government knew their content, and could not complain.
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.
whaling barque, Costa Rica Packet, three months out from Sydney, sailed into the old spice port of Ternate in what was then the Moluccas, Netherlands East Indies. As soon as the ship had been tied up the master, John Bolton Carpenter, was summoned to the office of the Dutch Resident and arrested on an order from the Court of Justice in Macassar.
Given the colonial histories of these two nations, this effectively means that the essays deal either with the Dutch in the Netherlands East Indies ("the most lucrative colonial treasure trove in the world") or the French in Indochina (now Cambodia) and Africa, primarily Algeria.
For generations the accepted American market name for all coffees of Indonesian (Netherlands East Indies) origin was "Java." Prior to the 20th century this appellation was applied to all the coffees of Java, Sumatra, Bali, Timor and their sister islands.
His verdict on the war performance of the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army (KNIL) is very negative.
The Philippines' geographical position was (and even now) strategic-China to our east and, to the south, Indonesia (then the Netherlands East Indies).
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.
(15) This situation was very different from that in the Netherlands East Indies. The Dutch had no intention whatsoever of granting Indonesians legislative powers or executive authority, let alone autonomy or independence.

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