The United States of America and the End of Dutch Colonial Rule in Indonesia

  • Anna Wyrwisz Jagiellonian University, Kraków
Keywords: U.S. foreign policy, Dutch East Indies, decolonization

Abstract

The United States had developed trade relations with the Dutch East Indies before World War I. In the 1920s, American diplomatic services prepared reports on the economic and political situation in the Dutch colony. The U.S. wanted to defend their interests in the region. In 1949, after several years of attempts to regain power in Indonesia, the Dutch withdrew in the absence of American support. A decade later, suchlike events occurred in connection with Dutch New Guinea.

Author Biography

Anna Wyrwisz, Jagiellonian University, Kraków

holds a PhD in political science from the Jagiellonian University, M.A. in cultural studies minor in American studies. She has been a grantee of the Copernicus Society of America, and received Roosevelt Institute for American Studies research grant. Her research interests include history of international relations, U.S. foreign policy, foreign and social policy of the Netherlands.

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Published
2019-12-31
How to Cite
Wyrwisz, A. “The United States of America and the End of Dutch Colonial Rule in Indonesia”. Ad Americam, Vol. 20, Dec. 2019, pp. 67-82, doi:10.12797/AdAmericam.20.2019.20.05.
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