Was Indonesia a Portuguese colony?

How long did the Portuguese rule Indonesia?

JAKARTA, Indonesia, May 3 —Indonesia today completed its takeover of East Timor, end ing 400 years of Portuguese rule.

When did Portuguese leave Indonesia?

Portugal’s Short-Lived Presence in Indonesia

The Portuguese remained in Indonesia until early 1700s when the Dutch move in.

When did Dutch leave Indonesia?

In December 1949, after four years of military and diplomatic confrontation with the Netherlands, the Dutch Government finally recognised the independence of the Dutch East Indies, which became the Republic of the United States of Indonesia.

How long was Indonesia colonized by Japan?

The Japanese invasion of the Dutch East Indies began on 10 January 1942, and the Imperial Japanese Army overran the entire colony in less than three months.

Japanese occupation of the Dutch East Indies.

Japanese-occupied Dutch East Indies Ranryō Higashi Indo 蘭領東印度
Common languages Japanese, Indonesian
Government Military occupation
Emperor
1942–1945 Hirohito

Why was Indonesia colonized by the Dutch?

The Dutch arrived in Indonesia in 1595 looking for natural resources and a place to take over.

Why did Portugal colonize Indonesia?

The Portuguese arrived in Indonesia in 1511 looking for natural resources and to promote Christianity.

Why did Japan invade Indonesia?

The Japanese occupied the archipelago in order, like their Portuguese and Dutch predecessors, to secure its rich natural resources. … To feed Japan’s war machine, large amounts of petroleum, scrap iron, and other raw materials had to be imported from foreign sources.

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