Your question: What countries were colonized by the Dutch?

Who colonized the Dutch?

Key terms

Term Definition
New Netherlands New Netherlands was a Dutch colony founded in 1609 by the Dutch East India Company to maintain Dutch fur-trading practices.
Dutch East India Company A Dutch merchant company chartered in 1602 to carry on trade with Africa, the West Indies, North and South America, and Australia.

What countries did Dutch colonize in Asia?

Asia-Pasific:

  • Dutch East Indies(Indonesia)
  • Malacca.
  • Molukken or Maluku Islands.
  • Taiwan (Tayowan)
  • Tonkin/Annam (Vietnam) (Tonkin, Hoi An)

Which country was ruled by the Dutch?

Kingdom of the Netherlands

Kingdom of the Netherlands Koninkrijk der Nederlanden (Dutch)
Demonym(s) Dutch
Countries (non‑sovereign parts) Aruba Curaçao Netherlands Sint Maarten
Government Devolved unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
• Monarch Willem-Alexander

Why did the Dutch leave India?

Netherland had got independence from Spanish Empire in 1581. Due to war of independence, the ports in Spain for Dutch were closed. This forced them to find out a route to India and east to enable direct trade.

How did the Dutch treat the natives?

Regarding the Indians, the Dutch generally followed a policy of live and let live: they did not force assimilation or religious conversion on the Indians. Both in Europe and in North America, the Dutch had little interest in forcing conformity on religious, political, and racial minorities.

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Did Germany colonize any country?

Germany’s colonies included Togo, Cameroon, German South-West Africa (present-day Namibia), German East Africa (present-day Tanzania), three territories that are now in Papua New Guinea (Kaiser-Wilhelmsland, the Bismarck Archipelago, and the German Solomon Islands), and several territories in the Pacific: the Marshall …

Were there slaves in the Netherlands?

Over the course of the more than 200 years that The Netherlands was involved in the slave trade and the use of slavery in its colonies, historians estimate that more than 500,000 people worked as slaves in the Dutch colonies.