2-8_HIS340R - 2/8 development of empire in the Indies...

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2/8 development of empire in the Indies (Indonesia) transition to trade to dominion was motivated by various steps 1) local political disorder 2) International rivalry b/w European powers 3)discovery of European company servants by involvement in local political rivalries 4) a pattern of collaboration of European powers and local political/economical forces (e.g., bankers, merchants) Princes: Europeans had things to offer: silver, training for troops, artillery A) Overall pattern of disassociation of social economic wealth to political power Middlemen, local people: knew markets, language – could deal with Europeans and benefit, increase their wealth, keep revenues from princes Local political powers: welcomed European technology – princes were also benefiting from European collaboration Shifting power relations B) Later princes realized they were helplessly indebted or heavily dependent on European powers and/or merchants This pattern of indirect involvement of politics in region had been established by Dutch in the Indies in late 17C (b/w 1650s and 1680s) Dutch established system of indirect rule established in Bantam (in western Java) Malacca islands then eastern Java
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