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Dutch East Indies

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  • proper noun A former Dutch colony in modern-day Indonesia.

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  • noun a republic in southeastern Asia on an archipelago including more than 13,000 islands; achieved independence from the Netherlands in 1945; the principal oil producer in the Far East and Pacific regions

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Examples

  • Indonesia used to be a Dutch colony, known as the Dutch East Indies.

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  • Indonesia used to be a Dutch colony, known as the Dutch East Indies.

    The Fact Checker: Huckabee's 'Kenya' clarification raises more questions

  • Indonesia declared its independence in 1945, but for four more years, the Dutch fought to hang on to their former colony, known as the Dutch East Indies.

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  • The Dutch, who had ruled what was called the Dutch East Indies for 300 years, were not ready to lose their colony again, after being expelled by the Japanese.

    mental_floss Blog

  • Following their stunning success at Pearl Harbor, the Japanese overran all of Burma, Thailand, Hong Kong, the Philippines and the Dutch East Indies and captured the American bases at Guam and Wake.

    When We Were the Underdog

  • Decades before his late-in-life conversion to indie rock, Dad's war had taken him to what was then the Dutch East Indies – and also to India, Kent and Hampshire, where he served as an anti-aircraft gunner.

    My dad, the revolutionary disciple of indie rock

  • In view of the upheavals in East Asia that followed the war, including independence efforts in French Indo-China and the Dutch East Indies as well as a civil war in China, the fact that the United States effectively occupied Japan and the Ryukyu Islands meant that the U.S. strategic position was safe.

    Between War and Peace

  • Heartbreak, birth and death, steamy sex scenes, family secrets, Japanese atrocities in the Dutch East Indies, religious zealotry, friendships broken did I mention steamy sex scenes?

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  • Jane promptly fell in love, though, as she ruefully told Betty, it was unclear if it was with the strapping six-foot-two-inch Leo or some “romantic idea” of life in the exotic Dutch East Indies.

    A Covert Affair

  • In view of the upheavals in East Asia that followed the war, including independence efforts in French Indo-China and the Dutch East Indies as well as a civil war in China, the fact that the United States effectively occupied Japan and the Ryukyu Islands meant that the U.S. strategic position was safe.

    Between War and Peace

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