Which country finally occupied Indonesia?
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.
Did the Netherlands take over Indonesia?
Though Indonesian history featured other European colonial powers, it was the Dutch who solidified their hold on the archipelago. After VOC’s bankruptcy in 1800, the Netherlands took control of the archipelago in 1826.
Does Indonesia hate Dutch?
Nope, though the history books depicted the Dutch and Japanese as both “colonizers who have exploited Indonesia for years”, we no longer hate them in 2020.
Why are there Indonesians in Netherlands?
Indonesia was a colony of the Netherlands from 1605 until 1945. In the early 20th century, many Indonesian students studied in the Netherlands. … During and after the Indonesian National Revolution, many Moluccans and Indo people, people of mixed Dutch and Indonesian ancestry migrated to the Netherlands.