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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Decolonization: Dutch Territories

Johannes van Aggelen

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 20 January 2020

Subject(s):
Colonization / Decolonization — Act of state

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1When Japan occupied the Netherlands East Indies in March 1942, the territory had been a Dutch colony for more than three centuries (Colonialism). In the spirit of the Atlantic Charter (1941), Queen Wilhelmina, then in exile in London, launched a plan for a post-war commonwealth of the Netherlands, Indonesia, Suriname, and the Netherlands Antilles. At the Potsdam Conference (1945) the Anglo-American chiefs of staff agreed to transfer jurisdiction over the Netherlands East Indies to the South-East Asia Command under Lord Mountbatten. On August 1945 he became...
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