Tidore - why the Portugese lost the spice wars, Clitoria's and Cloves October 21st 2014 I know why the Portugese lost the spice trade to the Dutch.
Because they built their forts entirely in the wrong spot and had to climb 161 stairs then a ladder to get to the bloody top so they were too exhausted to put any real effort into fighting. Ok granted they only had a very steep volcano to work with, unlike on Ternate where they grabbed one of the few bits of flat land, and strategicall ... read more
Asia » Indonesia » North Maluku » Tidore The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century; the islands were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence after Japan's surrender, but it required four years of intermittent negotiations, recurring hos... ... read more
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