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


(ˌɪn dəˈni ʒə, -ʃə)

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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For the rising anxiety amongst Dutch officials in Netherlands East Indies during the First World War, refer to Kees van Dijk, The Netherlands Indies and the Great War, 1914-1918 (Leiden: KITLV Press, 2007).
This article explores the politics of development, technology and identity in the Netherlands East Indies by examining how ideas of development emerged from earlier politics of societal improvement in the colony, and investigating the implications of development's technological turn in the early twentieth century.
The work includes a valuable critical study of Snouck Hurgronje's time in the Arabian Peninsula, providing a crucial window into the context and mind of Snouck, who exerted such an influence on later Netherlands East Indies policy.
In an effort to regain their former position, they spread all kinds of rumours about the creditworthiness of KHT's customers, and gossiped about Kwik Djoeng Eng's mental state and his ulterior motives, which they said were in the interest not of the Netherlands East Indies, but rather of China.
It follows therefore that an attack upon the Netherlands East Indies would lead us to do the utmost in our power.
One of too many striking examples is the discussion of a serious disagreement in February 1941 between Amery, then Secretary of State for India and Burma, and the Chiefs of Staff, over how to respond to any Japanese threats or moves against the Netherlands East Indies (pp.
Not only was KPM intimately connected with the colonial government and its expansion, but its directors also were active in other significant enterprises within the "extensive social-economic fabric" of 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.
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.

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