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dc.contributor.authorNIOD Instituut voor Oorlogs- Holocaust- en Genocidestudies
dc.contributor.authorKoninklijk Instituut voor Taal- Land- en Volkenkunde (KITLV)
dc.contributor.authorNederlands Instituut voor Militaire Historie (NIMH)
dc.contributor.editorOostindie, Gert
dc.contributor.editorSchoenmaker, Ben
dc.contributor.editorVan Vree, Frank
dc.date.accessioned2022-03-02T11:08:15Z
dc.date.available2022-03-02T11:08:15Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifierONIX_20220302_9789463726481_7
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/53173
dc.description.abstractOn 17 August 1945, two days after the Japanese surrender that also brought an end to the Second World War in Asia, Indonesia declared its independence. The declaration was not recognized by the Netherlands, which resorted to force in its attempt to take control of the inevitable process of decolonization. This led to four years of difficult negotiations and bitter warfare. In 2005, the Dutch government declared that the Netherlands should never have waged the war. The government’s 1969 position on the violence used by the Dutch armed forces during the war remained unchanged, however: although there had been ‘excesses’, on the whole the armed forces had behaved ‘correctly’. As the indications of Dutch extreme violence mounted, this official position proved increasingly difficult to maintain. In 2016, the Dutch government therefore decided to fund a broad study on the dynamics of the violence. The most important conclusions of that research programme are summarized in this book. The authors show that the Dutch armed forces used extreme violence on a structural basis, and that this was concealed both at the time and for many years after the war by the Dutch government and by society more broadly. All of this – like the entire colonial history – is at odds with the rose-tinted self-image of the Netherlands.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBT History: specific events & topics::HBTR National liberation & independence, post-colonialism
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBW Military history::HBWS Military history: post WW2 conflicts
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government::JPW Political activism::JPWS Armed conflict
dc.subject.otherIndonesia
dc.subject.otherdecolonization
dc.subject.otherindependence
dc.subject.otherviolence
dc.subject.otherwar
dc.subject.otherIndonesië
dc.subject.otherdekolonisatie
dc.subject.otheronafhankelijkheid
dc.subject.othergeweld
dc.subject.otheroorlog
dc.titleBeyond the Pale
dc.title.alternativeDutch Extreme Violence in the Indonesian War of Independence, 1945-1949
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.5117/9789463726481
oapen.relation.isPublishedBydd3d1a33-0ac2-4cfe-a101-355ae1bd857a
oapen.relation.isbn9789463726481
oapen.relation.isbn9789048556779
oapen.relation.isbn9789463726382
oapen.relation.isbn9789048557172
oapen.pages592


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