Talk:Dutch East India Company

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Protection for this page[edit]

I want this page to ether have all edits by IP addresses and new user to be subjected to review or semi-protection to prevent vandalism. (talk) 00:20, 22 July 2016 (UTC)

Slavery section[edit]

I deleted the slavery-section. Although it is an interesting topic, copy/pasting copyrighted material is wrong. Moreover, WP:UNDUE came into account for describing the Cape Colony-situation.Jeff5102 (talk) 16:08, 30 November 2016 (UTC)

Questionable Comparison[edit]

The article contains the following piece, twice: "Between 1602 and 1796 the VOC sent almost a million Europeans to work in the Asia trade on 4,785 ships, and netted for their efforts more than 2.5 million tons of Asian trade goods. By contrast, the rest of Europe combined sent only 882,412 people from 1500 to 1795, and the fleet of the English (later British) East India Company, the VOC's nearest competitor, was a distant second to its total traffic with 2,690 ships and a mere one-fifth the tonnage of goods carried by the VOC. The VOC enjoyed huge profits from its spice monopoly through most of the 17th century." The stated source confirms the data for the VOC itself, but the other data is not mentioned. And some of it looks a bit questionable. The VOC sent "almost a million Europeans", fine. But "the rest of Europe combined sent only 882,412 people from 1500 to 1795". We know that, 882,412 people? Not 882,411 or 882,413? From what I can tell, this number is just made up. There is no way we would have such a precise number for the rest of Europe combined in that era. And if that number is made up, then maybe so is the rest.Elanguescence (talk) 14:12, 1 March 2017 (UTC)

Single editor's article[edit]

Since January 2017 this article has been extended by User:Zingvin in many dozens of edits, such that the current article text is theirs almost exclusively. It may be wise to have a thorough check on all of this. Marcocapelle (talk) 22:32, 29 May 2017 (UTC)

Category clutter[edit]

There is an enormous category clutter at the bottom of the article. I would suggest we remove most categories that are not in the tree of Category:Companies, especially removing all categories by country or continent, because this article is really about the company and mentions the history of any colonized country only in passing. Any objections? Marcocapelle (talk) 08:42, 3 June 2017 (UTC)