|Dutch East Indies Nederlandsch-Indië (Dutch) Hindia-Belanda (Indonesian)|
|Head of State|
|• 1800||Augustijn Gerhard Besier|
Which country controlled Indonesia before independence?
The Japanese invasion and subsequent occupation in 1942–45 during WWII ended Dutch rule, and encouraged the previously suppressed Indonesian independence movement. Two days after the surrender of Japan in August 1945, nationalist leader Sukarno declared independence and became president.
Why did the Dutch Takeover Indonesia?
The first Europeans to establish themselves in Indonesia were the Portuguese in 1512. Following disruption of Dutch access to spices, the first Dutch expedition set sail for the East Indies in 1595 to access spices directly from Asia. When it made a 400% profit on its return, other Dutch expeditions soon followed.
When did British invade Indonesia?
Invasion of Java (1811)
|Invasion of Java|
|Java, in Southeast Asia|
|Date August–September 1811 Location Java Result British victory Territorial changes Java captured by Britain|
|United Kingdom East India Company||First French Empire|
Was Singapore a British colony?
The Colony of Singapore was a British Crown colony that existed from 1946 and succeeded by the State of Singapore in 1959. When the Empire of Japan surrendered to the Allies at the end of World War II, Singapore was returned to the British in 1945.
What is the nickname of Indonesia?
That is why Indonesia is called as the emerald of the equator.
Was Indonesia a part of India?
Both countries are neighbours, as India’s Andaman and Nicobar Islands share a maritime border with Indonesia along the Andaman Sea. The Indian-Indonesian relationship stretches back for almost two millennia.
|Embassy of India, Jakarta||Embassy of Indonesia, New Delhi|