Talk:Herman Willem Daendels

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Forced Labor vs Total War[edit]

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 103.246.36.9 (talk) 22:56, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

Rajas[edit]

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)

File:Posthumous Portrait of Herman Willem Daendels, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies - Rd Saleh.jpg to appear as POTD soon[edit]

Hello! This is a note to let the editors of this article know that File:Posthumous Portrait of Herman Willem Daendels, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies - Rd Saleh.jpg will be appearing as picture of the day on October 21, 2016. You can view and edit the POTD blurb at Template:POTD/2016-10-21. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 16:51, 28 September 2016 (UTC)

Herman Willem Daendels
A posthumous portrait of Herman Willem Daendels (1762–1818), a Dutch politician. He was the 36th Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies, between 1808 and 1811, and was responsible for several infrastructure developments, including the Great Post Road. When the Netherlands was incorporated into France in 1810, Daendels returned to his homeland and became a major general in Napoleon's army. Daendels was later sent to govern the Dutch Gold Coast, dying there of malaria.Portrait: Raden Saleh