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VOC guns (contemporary castings)

VOC guns (contemporary castings)

Product

VOC guns (contemporary castings)

Description

Wonderful cannon used during the East Indian VOC. Replicas that are very acurate.

Dimensions

330 - 400mm

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The Dutch East India Company or in modern spelling Dutch East India Company, abbreviated VOC, was a private Dutch trading company with a monopoly on overseas trade between the Dutch Republic and the area east of the Cape of Good Hope and west the Strait of Magellan. The VOC was established in 1602 as the General Vereenichde Chartered Company. It was the largest trading company in the world and was the first public company in free float. The VOC is often cited as the first company that had offices in several countries. The Dutch East India Company established a trading network between the various trading posts in the Asian region. This intra-Asian trade took many years for large profits. The VOC purpose ditch freely treaties with oriental potentates and princes. The company hit its own coins, because Asia was hardly demand for European products, apart from weapons, scientific instruments and medical textbooks. The VOC had its own army and warships to maintain or expand its position and to enforce, if necessary, to trade with the locals. The company rushed into expensive military campaigns in the years to expel the Portuguese from Asian trading posts and to keep other competitors at a distance. By 1700, half of the workforce soldier. Within the Asian factories and its controlled area arranged the company governance and justice. And traded (sometimes short) including Mocha, Persia, Gujarat, Malabar, Ceylon, the Coromandel, Bengal, Ayutthaya, Cambodia, Burma, Vietnam, Formosa, China, Japan, Java and Maluku where long been the most profit was being made. The VOC stimulated exploration in bringing the hope of faster connections, new business contacts and products, language research with the aim of the Christian faith to the attention of the local population and ethnobotanical research to reduce the number of casualties among its employees. At the height of its power, the VOC had 25,000 employees in Asia in service. In the Netherlands, the Dutch East India Company had 3,000 employees and had indirect supply many are economically dependent. From high to low, the workers were engaged in smuggling to supplement their meager salaries. The VOC had to suffer much from the Fourth Anglo-Dutch War (1780-1784), were then taken several trading posts by the British and full merchant ships were hijacked. Losses are estimated at possible sixty million guilders. During the Batavian Republic the company, power symbol of the "ancien regime", nationalized in March 1795. The debt was a year later, 120 million guilders who took over the state. The patent was further extended twice to handle current business. The VOC held officially to exist on December 31, 1799.

 

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