Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

What would happen in Australia was colonized by the Dutch?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    If Australia had been colonized by the Dutch there would have been synergies between Indonesia and Australia. Dutch were already in Indonesia but would have been eventually driven out from Australia by the powerful British navy like it happened before in New Amsterdam. It was a 17th-century Dutch colonial settlement that served as the capital of New Netherland. It later became the city now known as New York City. It remained a Dutch possession until September 1664, when it fell provisionally and temporarily into the hands of the English . New Netherland was ceded permanently to the English in November 1674 by treaty.------------ Alongside the British, the Dutch initially built up colonial possessions on the basis of indirect state capitalist corporate colonialism, via the Dutch East and West India Companies. With Dutch naval power rising rapidly as a major force from the late 16th century, the Netherlands dominated global commerce during the second half of the 17th century during a cultural flowering known as the Dutch Golden Age. The Netherlands lost many of its colonial possessions, as well as its global power status, to the British when the metropole fell to French armies during the Revolutionary Wars. The restored portions of the Dutch Empire, notably the Dutch East Indies and Suriname, remained under Dutch control until the decline of European imperialism following World War II.

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