Summary of Stephen R. Bown's Merchant Kings

by   Everest Media (Author)
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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book.

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#1 The Dutch East India Company, the VOC, had a conflict with the English East India Company over control of the lucrative spice trade in Indonesia. The two companies sought to oust the Portuguese and dominate the trade.

#2 In 1602, the Dutch East India Company secured a monopoly on the nutmeg trade on the Banda Islands. Some of the orang kaya had signed the contract, fearing to offend the merchants and invite violent reprisals.

#3 The Bandanese were wary of Dutch traders, who did not impress them with their often useless trade goods. The islanders were also frightened by the sight of so many armed Dutchmen.

#4 The Dutch East India Company conquered the Banda Islands in 1636, and they began to enforce a monopoly on the nutmeg trade. However, the Bandanese were still able to smuggle their nutmeg to English factories on the outlying islands of Ai and Run.

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May 10, 2022
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