The Netherlands Indies and the Great War, 1914-1918 by Kees van Dijk
Published by Kitlv Press on March 2008
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Asia, Southeast Asia
Len's Summary: By 1917, the Dutch East Indies was facing a radical nationalist movement, as well as economic an pinch caused by loss of exports, wartime trade restrictions, the war at sea and shortages of shipping. // How severe trade restrictions imposed by the British impacted colonial economy and society, threatening Dutch rule in the Indies. See also Hubert van Tuyll The Netherlands and World War I (Brill, 2001) for a broader diplomatic and political-economic study of armed Netherlands neutrality.