it formed a single organization, traded across a vast area, possessed superior military force, and, in time, employed a bureaucracy of servants to look after its concerns in the East Indies which was the VOC. This showed how powerful the Europeans and how they were in controlling.
First Series of Major Territorial Advances
During the 17th century VOC established commercials to control Indonesian island. Got to captured Malaca from Portuguese, confined the British but ended up this company was drawn to into local politics in Java and elsewhere, also be conflicts in between the rival rulers.
On 1620 Sultan Agung, king of the central Javanese kingdom of Mataram wanted to expand their territories of Banten. This involved a conflict between him and the Dutch and attacked their fortress in Batavia. Even though they got overdraw. Dutch intervention in Javanese affairs increased in the later 17th and early 18th centuries.
Declination Of VOC
This was the first of a series of major territorial advances. In 1704 Dutch forces assisted in replacing Amangkurat III with his uncle, Pakubuwono I, in return for which further territory was ceded. In this way almost all of Java gradually came under Dutch control, and by 1755 only a remnant of the kingdom of Mataram remained.
In acquiring territorial responsibilities, the company did not at first establish a close administrative system of its own in the areas that were under its direct control. In effect, the VOC replaced the sovereign of the royal court and, in so doing, inherited the existing structure of authority.
The indigenous traders of the region were pushed aside by the VOC as it gained control of more and more of the export trade of the archipelago. During the 18th century the VOC ran into financial difficulties from a variety of causes: the breach of the company’s monopoly by smuggling, the growing administrative costs as the company came to shoulder greater responsibilities of government, and the corruption of the company’s servants.