Why did the Portuguese colonize Indonesia?
The Portuguese arrived in Indonesia in 1511 looking for natural resources and to promote Christianity.
Did the Portuguese control Indonesia?
The Portuguese were the first Europeans to establish a colonial presence in what is now Indonesia.
Portuguese colonialism in Indonesian history.
|The Dutch and Hitu defeat the Portuguese at Amboina in 1605. Engraved by Isaac Commelin in 1645.|
|Preceded by||Era of Islam|
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.
What did Portuguese trade in Indonesia?
Portuguese and the Spice Trade
This opened the way for direct passage to the islands that produced spices. The Portuguese wrested control of the spice markets and trade route from seafaring Muslim merchants.
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|