History of Indonesia

Aceh War
Artist's depiction of the Battle of Samalanga in 1878. ©Image Attribution forthcoming. Image belongs to the respective owner(s).
1873 Jan 1 - 1913

Aceh War

Aceh, Indonesia

The Aceh War was an armed military conflict between the Sultanate of Aceh and the Kingdom of the Netherlands which was triggered by discussions between representatives of Aceh and the United States in Singapore during early 1873.[39] The war was part of a series of conflicts in the late 19th century that consolidated Dutch rule over modern-day Indonesia. The campaign drew controversy in the Netherlands as photographs and accounts of the death toll were reported. Isolated bloody insurgencies continued as late as 1914[38] and less violent forms of Acehnese resistance continued to persist until World War II and the Japanese occupation.

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