Template talk:Dutch colonies

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Acadia[edit]

Again, It was not a dutch colony. It was a place that was taken over by a rogue Dutch captain, who later abandoned the post. It is not a mentionable dutch poscession. It was a claim AT BEST, no posts, not villages no nothing were estiblished that would dictate its inclusion into the sphere of dutch colonies.

Please have a valid argument as to why it should be included, referencing valid comparible examples please. Thank you. -Kirkoconnell (talk) 22:23, 30 June 2008 (UTC)

Fair enough! Fentener van Vlissingen (talk) 13:59, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

Barbados was an interesting situation as well[edit]

Barbados was an interesting situation. It wasn't formally Dutch however an Anglo-Dutch man William Courteen who established the first settlement on Barbados funded it via his investment in the Dutch East Indies. As Barbados came closer and closer to the Dutch Empire (through trade and whats-not), it alarmed the authorities in England. A legal battle ensued between Courteen and Lord Carlisle before the King of England over who owned Barbados. Courteen became ill and left his son to continue his claim. In 1639 a Parliament was setup by Carlisle on the island to unify the colony of Courteen established at Holetown with the one subsequently by Carlisle at modern day Bridgetown. In the 1640s Courteen brought persons from the Dutch Empire (Suriname / Dutch Brazil ) to Barbados skilled in the Sugar Cane crop. As Barbados boomed economically from that investment the British declared the Navigation Acts against the Dutch. As the island largely ignored these laws, and even declared independence of England in 1660 the British blockaded the port of Courteen's at Holetown until surrender. After the British sided for Lord Carlisle's claim to Barbados, Courteen who had sunk all of his life's wealth into island was left financially broke. So while it may not hve formally joined the Empire, the Dutch empire (including Dutch settlers and investment helped form Barbados. CaribDigita (talk) 05:40, 24 March 2014 (UTC)