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In the News (Mon 22 Apr 19)

  
  The Dispatch - Serving the Lexington, NC - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Dutch republic was in fact a confederation of Dutch states and was led by their representatives, the Grand Pensionary (the de facto political leader of the Dutch Republic) and the Stadholder (a descendant of William of Orange) who acted as the Dutch supreme military commander.
Dutch is an official language of the Netherlands, Belgium, Suriname, Aruba, and the Netherlands Antilles.
Dutch antipathy towards Germans goes back to the early 15th century when Germans were seen as uneducated, grumpy, rude peasants who served as cheap labour to the wealthier Dutch.
www.the-dispatch.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Dutch_people   (5431 words)

  
 Waaldijk - Colonial Constructions
Before turning to the ways 'the colonies' entered the discussions among the organizers of the 1898 exhibition, it is useful to address the marginal position gender and colonialism have occupied in the historiography of the Dutch nation.
Colonialism was, according to Stoler, central, not marginal, to the construction of the new forms of power that rested on control of the self.
She points out that '(e)mpire provided the fertile terrain on which the bourgeois notions of manliness and virility could be honed and put to patriotic test', and that a colonial discourse of 'vigilant hygiene' was centered around the white European women.
www.let.uu.nl /~Berteke.Waaldijk/personal/colconstr.html   (4809 words)

  
 Netherlands at AllExperts
The Netherlands (Dutch: Nederland (IPA: ˈne:dərlÉ‘nt)) is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (Dutch: Koninkrijk der Nederlanden), which is formed by the Netherlands, the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba.
Dutch governments have since the 19th century always consisted of a coalition, as there was not a single political party large enough to get the majority vote.
Dutch policies on recreational drugs, prostitution, same-sex marriage and euthanasia are among the most liberal in the world.
en.allexperts.com /e/n/ne/netherlands.htm   (4446 words)

  
 Dutch East India Company — FactMonster.com
East India Company, Dutch, 1602–1798, chartered by the States-General of the Netherlands to expand trade and assure close relations between the government and its colonial enterprises in Asia.
The company was granted a monopoly on Dutch trade E of the Cape of Good Hope and W of the Strait of Magellan.
The company was dissolved when it became scandalously corrupt and nearly insolvent in the late 18th cent., and its possessions became part of the Dutch colonial empire in East Asia.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/history/A0816597.html   (246 words)

  
 The Raw Story | Dutch Caribbean islands Curacao, St Maarten to be autonomous
The Hague- Curacao and St Maarten, two Caribbean islands under Dutch control, are to gain autonomous status that will result in the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles in July next year, according to an agreement announced in The Hague late Thursday.
The precise status of the Caribbean remnants of the Dutch colonial empire has been a point of controversy among the islands and with the mother country for years.
The Dutch government is to take over the islands' debts amounting to 2.3 billion euros (2.9 billion dollars).
rawstory.com /news/2006/Dutch_Caribbean_islands_Curacao_St__11032006.html   (306 words)

  
 Netherlands Antilles at AllExperts
In 1954, the islands were promoted from colony to a part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands as an associated state within a federacy.
Although the official language is Dutch, the Netherlands Antillean government officially recognizes the usage of both English and Papiamentu.
While legislature is produced in Dutch, parliamentary speeches or political discussion is in English or Papiamentu, depending on the island.
en.allexperts.com /e/n/ne/netherlands_antilles.htm   (1095 words)

  
 UNESCO - Dialogue among Civilizations -- News and Events
In the creation and maintaining of empires, islands have an ideological function as imaginary constructs in the minds of the population of the lands that founded these empires, as a magical elsewhere, distant exotic places that somehow mask the violence of imperial domination.
Although I think the question of the dream is legitimate, I would not be inclined to separate islands and their insularity from people’s representation of colonial empires as a whole, where the point of view of the colonizer obviously differs from that of the colonized.
Nor did the Portuguese colonial empire elicit many dreams, although they did have the tower of Belém, sailed from the banks of the Tagus and travelled far and wide; but they were not drawn by the particular trading posts controlled by the Portuguese monarchic power as much as by the abstraction of overseas.
www.unesco.org /dialogue/en/Regard1debates.htm   (7122 words)

  
 WHKMLA : History of the Dutch Colonies, 1815-1870
In 1824, the British and Dutch sign a treaty in which the Dutch cede all possessions in Hither India and on the Malay peninsula (Malacca), the British cede all their possessions in the Insulind archipelago; mutual spheres of interest were defined.
In 1858, the Sultan of Siak (Sumatra) recognized Dutch suzerainty; in 1859 slavery was abolished.
Dutch colonial policy between 1815 and 1870 focussed on the Dutch East Indias as the main sphere of interest, where the administration pursued a policy of reluctant expansion.
www.zum.de /whkmla/region/lowcountries/dutcol181570.html   (384 words)

  
 The Dutch Empire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Dutch Empire is the name given to the various territories controlled by the Netherlands from the 17th to the 20th century.
Dutch sailors also participated in the surge of exploration that unfolded in the 16th and 17th centuries.
The restored portions of the Dutch empire, notably the Dutch East Indies, remained under Amsterdam's control until the decline of traditional imperialism in the 20th century.
www.thelatinlibrary.com /imperialism/notes/dutchempire.html   (447 words)

  
 Puputan:End of the Kingdoms of Bali   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
With a number of changes in colonial personnel in Bali and in Batavia, particularly the appointment of J. van Heutsz, the victorious military leader of the Aceh War as Governor General in 1904, the Netherlands Indies government took a harder line on the remaining independent kingdoms.
The Dutch declared the riots to be in breach of the contract of 1906 and sent in their troops.
The Dutch marched on the palace and demanded the Cokorda be surrendered.
www.balivision.com /Article_Resources/puputan4.asp   (1604 words)

  
 Dutch East India Company - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
East India Company, Dutch 1602-1798, chartered by the States-General of the Netherlands to expand trade and assure close relations between the government and its colonial enterprises in Asia.
Convinced that they had to find a way to control the source of the spices, the Dutch got their act together.(Dutch East India Company and other attempts to monopolize the spice industry)
A religious fanatic and officer with the Dutch East India Company who perpetrated slaughter for his entertainment.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-easti1ndd1.html   (371 words)

  
 Schedule
The building was occupied by VOC from 1621-1647, a period which saw the first of 30,000 slaves arriving in Dutch Brazil, arranged through the Dutch West Indies Company (VOI) -- VOC's was the other subsidiary operating in the western hemisphere.
As home to the world's most sophisticated banking and insurance system, it was the natural home for the expensive and potentially risky business of slaving, and for this reason alone as many as 10,000 vessels were associated with the port.
The descendants of Dutch slavery who still live in the Netherlands were not invited to the ceremony and the surroundings area was closed off for security reasons so anyone else who was there could not see anything.
condor.depaul.edu /~fdemissi/nov30.html   (736 words)

  
 WPNGNC Rallies
Prior to the coming of the European colonial powers to the Asian and oceanic regions there were numerous kingdoms and nations with their own individual sovereignty and national rule.
Dutch rule in the East Indies was unjust but Javanese rule in the same place renamed and called Indonesia was just to the minds of the Javanese.
In 1949 the pre European colonial nationhood that previously existed in the East Indies was denied by the Javanese and their supporters.
www.wpngnc.org /sofar.htm   (5910 words)

  
 The Black Dutchmen
Some background The shortage of manpower in the Dutch colonial army became particularly acute in the wake of the Java war (1825-1830) which took the lives of 8,000 European soldiers and many more native soldiers, and the secession of Belgium in 1830 which meant that the national reservoir for army recruitment had shrunk considerably.
Thus, the Department of Colonies turned to the almost forgotten Dutch Possessions on the Guinea Coast, where commercial activity was at a low ebb following the abolition of the slave trade in 1814.
Witnessing the frequent human sacrifices in Ashanti, the Dutch delegation was convinced that the Asantahene and his court controlled vast amounts of manpower, some of which could be made available to the Dutch army.
elwininternational.com /hitam.html   (2028 words)

  
 Second Empire Mansard Roof
The Second Empire house has a mansard roof that is a dual-pitched, hipped roof with dormer windows on a steep lower slope.
For this reason the style became popular for the remodeling of earlier buildings as well as for new construction.
The Second Empire style was used for many public buildings in America during the Grant administration (1868-77).
www.midtel.net /~mcselem/architecture/second_empire_mansard_roof.htm   (154 words)

  
 The New-Colonialism; Denominated Indonesians
That colonial war continued for another 70 years until the Netherlands withdrew from Acheh, for the second and last time, in March, 1942, defeated.
But "indonesia" as the sole successor state to a colonial empire is also a colonial empire.
Labeling the entire colonial empire as "indonesia" covered up Java's proxy role, and the Javanese mercenaries could rule the other 93% of the extremely rich territories.
acehnet.tripod.com /colonial.htm   (2257 words)

  
 Architecture: Dutch Colonial   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
End walls are generally of stone, and the chimney is usually located on one or both ends.
Double-hung sash windows with outward swinging wood casements, dormers with shed-like overhangs, and a central Dutch double doorway are also common.
The double door, which is divided horizontally, was once used to keep livestock out of the home while allowing light and air to filter through the open top.
www.realtor.org /rmomag.nsf/pages/arch8   (175 words)

  
 DUTCH colonial REMAINS: (1600-1800)
Maps of the territorial expansion of the Dutch and the Portuguese in Ceylon
Map of the Dutch settlements in Guyana and Suriname (1600-1750)
The Dutch conquest and occupation of Salvador de Bahia (1624-1625)
www.colonialvoyage.com /remainsD.html   (945 words)

  
 Dutch Quizzes and Dutch Trivia -- FunTrivia
It´s important to bear in mind that the Dutch colonial empire was mainly a trading empire relying on key ports and bases rather than on the colonization of vast areas.
It was the principal harbor of the Malabar Coast.
* This Dutch colony in South America was ceded to them by England under the terms of the Treaty of Breda in 1667.
www.funtrivia.com /ql.cfm?cat=4023   (568 words)

  
 Nathaniel's Nutmeg
This book deals with the competition between England and the Dutch colonial empire for possession of the spice-producing islands of Southeast Asia throughout the 17th century.
Full of stories of heroism, ambition, ruthlessness, treachery, murder, torture, and madness, Nathaniel's Nutmeg offers a compelling story of European rivalry in the tropical Asian world, thousands of miles from home, and the mutual incomprehensibility which often comically characterized relations between the Europeans and the local inhabitants of the prized islands.
To avenge his death, and the loss of the island, the British took the Dutch North American colony at Manhattan.
emporiumindonesia.com /Indonesia-Books/Nathaniels-Nutmeg.htm   (185 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Dutch Republic: Its Rise, Greatness, and Fall 1477-1806 (Oxford History of Early Modern Europe): Books: ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The sheer breadth of Israel's erudition is little short of astonishing and he tackles all aspects of Dutch history...the range of the work is admirably inclusive, and it is hard to point to any significant omissions or to an inadequate treatment of any important topic.
The Dutch Golden Age, the age of Grotius, Spinoza, Rembrandt, Vermeer, and a host of other renowned artists and writers was also remarkable for its immense impact in the spheres of commerce, finance, shipping, and technology.
Someone more expert in Dutch history would not find this a problem, but if this is to be the definitive and most accessible account of the rise and fall of the Dutch Republic, as the professional critic suggests, then it is a serious flaw.
www.amazon.com /Dutch-Republic-Greatness-1477-1806-History/dp/0198207344   (3187 words)

  
 PBS - "Ancestors in the Americas" : Timeline   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Dutch role in INDONESIA begins in the 1602 forming of DUTCH EAST INDIA COMPANY, a conglomerate of smaller Dutch companies playing a major role in trade between the Malay Archipelago, China, Japan, India, Iran and the Cape of Good Hope.
During approximately the same period, the British Colonization of INDIA is following the same path as the Dutch who preceded them.
By 1761 British defeat French, gaining full colonial control of India and appointing 1st Governor General of India in 1774.
www.pbs.org /ancestorsintheamericas/time_04.html   (277 words)

  
 BIBLIOGRAPHY OF DUTCH COLONIAL HISTORY: GENERAL. BOOKS
A general work on Dutch colonial history, written by a great historian.
Index: The eighty years war end the evolution of a nation, Burgher oligarchs and merchant-adventurers, sedentary workers and seafaring folk, Mare Liberum and Mare Clausum, gain and godliness at home and abroad, Pallas and Mercury, fort and factory, assimilation and apartheid, the tavern of two seas, the "Golden Century" and the "Perwig Period".
A miscellany of articles on: Papiamento, Dutch and French Creole languages in America, Afrikaans, Ceylon.
www.colonialvoyage.com /biblioD.html   (807 words)

  
 Contents of ITINERARIO   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Deborah James and Albert Schrauwers, "An Apartheid of Souls: Dutch and Afrikaner Colonialism and its Aftermath in Indonesia and South Africa--Introduction," 49
Ernst Pijning, Paradise Regained: Historiography on the Dutch Occupation of Northeastern Brazil, 1630-1654, 120
Louis Sicking, France and the Dutch Colonial Empire in the Nineteenth Century, 40
www.mtsu.edu /~jhwillia/contents.html   (3433 words)

  
 Dutch East India Company — Infoplease.com
Convinced that they had to find a way to control the source of the spices, the Dutch got their act together.(Dutch East India Company......
Riding the Dutch Tiger: The Dutch East Indies Company and the Northeast Coast of Java, 1680-1743.(Review)
Trading places: the East India Company and Asia.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/history/A0816597.html   (392 words)

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