Netherlands During Imperialism By:alissa hunkins

The Netherlands is the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It is a densely populated country located in Western Europe with three island territories in the Caribbean.

Netherlands Imperialism-The Dutch colonial era was a time where various territories were controlled by the Netherlands from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. The Dutch followed the footsteps of the Porteguese and the Spanish in expanding their land and territory across the European continent. The Dutch empire was very dedicated in trading, and most of their colonies were in fact trading posts governed by two independent trade companies, the Dutch East India Company and Dutch West India Company. Both these companies played a major role in the forming of the Duch imperialism because they set out most of the expeditions and controlled the silk and spice trade. Because they were so focused in trade, they opened themselves many oppurtionities to control territories and ports for economic gain.

The Dutch Empire is the name given to the various territories controlled by the Netherlands from the seventeenth to the twentieth century.

The Dutch empire was made up of- Africa (south and west) -Asia (Dutch east indies, Dutch India,Formosa,Malacca,Iran,Iraq,Pakistan,Yemen,Bangladesh,omen,Burma,Thailand,Malaysia,Cambodia,Vietnam,China,Japan,Europe,Belgium,Luxembourg) -North America (North and south America, Dutch West Indies, Oceania) -Suriname (Guyana, New Holland,Colombia,Chile)

The Netherlands imperialised other "people" but was never imperialised itself.

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