Ethical Policy, in Indonesian history, a program introduced by the Dutch in the East Indies at the turn of the 20th century aimed at promoting the welfare of the indigenous Indonesians (Javanese).
What did the Dutch do in Indonesia?
Slave trading was widely carried out during the Dutch colonial period in Indonesia. Especially in North Sumatra, human trading for plantation workers, known as coolies, was widely practiced around 150 years ago.
How did the Dutch rule Indonesia?
From 1910, the Dutch created the most centralised state power in Southeast Asia. Politically, the highly centralised power structure, including the exorbitant powers of exile and censorship, established by the Dutch administration was carried over into the new Indonesian republic.
What was the purpose of Dutch ethical policy?
Aims. Supporters of the Policy were concerned about the social and cultural conditions holding back the native population. They tried to raise awareness among the natives of the need to free themselves from the fetters of the feudal system and to develop themselves along Western lines.
Why did the Dutch invade Indonesia?
The Dutch arrived in Indonesia in 1595 looking for natural resources and a place to take over.
Does Indonesia hate Dutch?
Nope, though the history books depicted the Dutch and Japanese as both “colonizers who have exploited Indonesia for years”, we no longer hate them in 2020.
What spices did the Dutch want from Indonesia?
The Dutch were drawn to Indonesia in the late 1500s by the promise of immense profits in the lucrative spice trade. Cloves, nutmeg and mace – found only on a few volcanic islands in Indonesia – were luxury items in Medieval Europe. They were highly valued for their exotic flavours and perceived medicinal properties.
How many years did Dutch colonized Indonesia?
For example, when you talk to an Indonesian individual about the colonial period (whether the individual is highly educated or uneducated) he/she will say that Indonesia was colonized by the Dutch for three and a half centuries.
What ethical policy means?
Ethical policies are guidelines for all employees of a company to do the right thing and behave at high standards at all times.