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VIETNAMESE

Historical Overview

Starting with the first exploratory expeditions sent from newly conquered Malacca in 1512, the Portuguese were the first Europeans to arrive in Indonesia, and sought to dominate the sources of valuable spices and to extend the Catholic Church's missionary efforts. The Portuguese turned east to Maluku and through both military conquest and alliance with local rulers, they established trading posts, forts, and missions on the islands of Ternate, Ambon, and Solor among others. The height of Portuguese missionary activities, however, came at the latter half of the 16th century. Ultimately, the Portuguese presence in Indonesia was reduced to Solor, Flores and Timor in modern day Nusa Tenggara, following defeat at the hands of indigenous Ternateans and the Dutch in Maluku, and a general failure to maintain control of trade in the region.

In 1602, the Dutch parliament awarded the VOC a monopoly on trade and colonial activities in the region at a time before the company controlled any territory in Java. In 1619, the VOC conquered the West Javan city of Jayakarta, where they founded the city of Batavia (present-day Jakarta). The VOC became deeply involved in the internal politics of Java in this period, and fought in a number of wars involving the leaders of Mataram and Banten.

The Dutch followed the Portuguese aspirations, courage, brutality and strategies but brought better organization, weapons, ships, and superior financial backing. Although they failed to gain complete control of the Indonesian spice trade, they had much more success than the previous Portuguese efforts. They exploited the factionalisation of the small kingdoms in Java that had replaced Majapahit, establishing a permanent foothold in Java, from which grew a land-based colonial empire which became one of the richest colonial possessions on earth

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800AP list from Campaign 2015
  • 1 Heavy Artillery Artillery Average Hvy Art 2
  • 2 Standing Army MF Unarmoured Poor Bow Lt Spear 3
  • 2 Standing Army MF Unarmoured Poor Bow 3
  • 3 Standing Army MF Unarmoured Poor xBow Lt Spear 3
  • 3 Standing Army MF Unarmoured Poor xBow 3
  • 4 Light Foot LF Unarmoured Average bow 6
  • 5 Cavalry Cavalry Unarmoured Average javelin Sword 4
  • 6 Standing Army MF Unarmoured Average xBow Lt Spear 4
  • 6 Standing Army MF Unarmoured Average xbow 4
  • 7 Elephants Elephant Unarmoured Average 2
  • 8 Standing Army MF Unarmoured Average Bow Lt Spear 4
  • 8 Standing Army MF Unarmoured Average Bow 4
  • 9 Standing Army MF Unarmoured Average Bow Lt Spear 4
  • 9 Standing Army MF Unarmoured Average Bow 4
  • 10 Warriors Warriors Unarmoured Average Lt Spear Sword 8
  • 11 Warriors Warriors Unarmoured Average Lt Spear Sword 8
  • 12 Elephants Elephant Unarmoured Average 2
  • 13 Standing Army MF Unarmoured Average Bow Lt Spear 4
  • 13 Standing Army MF Unarmoured Average Bow 4
  • 14 Arquebusiers MF Unarmoured Average Arquebus 6
  • 15 Standing Army MF Unarmoured Average Bow Lt Spear 3
  • 15 Standing Army MF Unarmoured Average Bow 3
  • 16 Light Artillery Artillery Average Lt Art 2
  • 17 Elephants Elephant Unarmoured Average 2
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