How long did Portuguese rule Indonesia?
JAKARTA, Indonesia, May 3 —Indonesia today completed its takeover of East Timor, end ing 400 years of Portuguese rule.
When was Indonesia colonized by the Dutch?
The Dutch arrived in Indonesia in 1595 looking for natural resources and a place to take over.
When did Portuguese leave Indonesia?
Portugal’s Short-Lived Presence in Indonesia
The Portuguese remained in Indonesia until early 1700s when the Dutch move in.
When did Portugal leave Timor?
Decolonisation, coup, and independence. The decolonisation process instigated by the 1974 Portuguese revolution saw Portugal effectively abandon the colony of Portuguese Timor.