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As a part of Napoleon's empire the Dutch East Indies were in a state of Total war during Daendels reign - like France at the time Total War pertains to the utilization of all resources and manpower towards the war effort - this was the motivation behind forced labor to construct the Post Road as it was necessary to be able to defend Java against the British. While parts of the roads development were funded other sections were not funded or the funds had been siphoned and the construction had to proceed under forced conditions for sections. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 22:56, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
This term being used for Javanese rulers is problematic if not POV - it is more appropriate for India - although not very good - some editors have called Javanese rulers kings . It also links to non-Javanesee areas. Local rulers would be much more appropriate SatuSuro 15:16, 11 November 2006 (UTC)