Dutch colonialists

Prompt (READ CAREFULLY): “SukarnoandHoChiMinhcontinuedage-oldtraditionsofresistancetoforeignruleintheirrespectivecountriesbutwereatthesametimetheproductsofWesterncolonialism.” Do you agree? Critically discuss by comparing the ideas and aims ofthetwo menand locating them within the larger history oftheir country’s experience under colonial rule after c.1800. At a minimum, your essay should consider the following questions: What distinguished these figures from others intheir own societies? Who and/or what inspired them? What weretheir principal aims, and what obstacles did they face in achieving them? (Hint: Your essay should consider the significance of factors other than Western colonialism in shaping Southeast Asian history during this period.)Your essay mustuse evidence and examples drawn from the lectures andthe readings, including the primary sources or‘Documents.’

Instructions and Guideline (READ CAREFULLY):

1.) There are 3 documents and a transcript of my professor’s lecture. Please ONLY use the documents provided and the lecture transcript. Use of outside resources ARE NOT permitted, that will result in failure and academic dishonesty. All work must be original! All 3 documents and transcript must be cited. Cite all your work with the page numbers

2.) 3 pages (Double spaced), times new roman, 12 pt font, 1 inch margins

3.) Your essay should not simply list a series of facts but should present a coherent thesis or argument.

4.) The first paragraph of your essay should provide a summary of your main argument or thesis. The main body of your essay should develop that argument or thesis.

5.) Be sure to support your argument with evidence and examples from the lectures and the readings, including both the Secondary Sources and the Documents.

6.) If you do not clearly demonstrate familiarity with the relevant materials from this course, your grade will suffer. In other words, do not rely on Google or other non-course sources in preparing you answers.

Requirements: 3 pages double spaced

Answer preview

The principal aim of Sukarno to gain independence for Indonesia was to end slavery, create harmony, and unite all communities to be one. That is because many of them were enslaved by Europeans, making life harder. However, even though he succeeded in gaining independence, he faced some challenges, including the arrest and imprisonment of other PNI leaders in 1929 after they formed the Algameene Studieclub, which was against the Dutch colonials who were then in power (Heidhues, 2001, p.22). After his release after serving one year in prison, he was again arrested for supporting the Partai Indonesia group, which was formed while in prison. In August 1945, Japan surrendered, and Indonesia became free (Lecture notes, p.9). However, Sukarno did not declare the country independent. He was afraid of retribution from Japanese troops, and he was again arrested by his young supporters, who forced him to declare independence. On August 16, 1945, Indonesia was declared independent.

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Dutch colonialists