Dutch Maritime & Land Empire

When: The Rise of the Dutch empire began in 1543, The 17th century was when the Dutch succeeded the most also known as the Dutch golden age and the fall of the empire occurred when they naval supremacy shifted towards England in 1975.

 Where: The Dutch began with Amsterdam as there capital but soon spread the culture and various goods wildly around the world. Trading posts and various areas under Dutch control included Ceylon from 1658-1796, Deshima from 1641-1857, as well as Tobago from 1628-1677.

What: In Japan the Dutch were known for introducing the Japanese to a more western approach on medicine, mathematics, and science in exchange for silver from the Japanese. However in Southeast Asia they sought control of spices with which they were able to transport to other countries using the Dutch East India Company that contributed an early formation of trading on a global scale.

Connections: The Dutch had many posts and settlements throughout Indonesia, Japan, and much of southern Africa. To keep good bonds with these countries The Dutch would often sign treaties with the natives of the land. The Dutch VOC was an impact on global trade because it allowed the Dutch to transport spices from Southeast Asia and trade them with Southern Africa and other various places establishing a multinational corporation.

Link to New World: In 1609, the Dutch East India Company hired Henry Hudson to find a northeast passage and in doing so discovered the Hudson River. Hudson River valley was controlled by the Dutch from 1609-1664