lauantai 10. kesäkuuta 2017

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Flag of the Dutch East India Company
From Eva, Netherlands

The Dutch East Indies Company, was originally established as a chartered company in 1602, when the Dutch government granted it a 21-year monopoly on the Dutch spice trade.  The company possessed quasi-governmental powers, including the ability to wage war, imprison and execute convicts, negotiate treaties, strike its own coins, and establish colonies.


Hollannin Itä-Intian kauppakomppania oli vuonna 1602 perustettu maailman toinen monikansallinen yritys (Englannin Itä-Intian kauppakomppania perustettiin vain kaksi vuotta aikaisemmin). Sillä sillä oli lähes valtiolliset oikeudet, kuten oikeus julistaa sota, solmia sopimuksia, vangita ja teloittaa epäiltyjä, painaa rahaa ja perustaa siirtomaita.

 Postcards for the Weekend 41. Flags


2 kommenttia:

  1. Wow! It's my first time to read about a company having quasi-governmental powers! I thought the colors of the flag are red, white, and blue but upon further reading, I learned that it's orange instead of red. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice weekend!

    VastaaPoista
  2. This is an original postcard for the flags' theme. Like it!

    VastaaPoista

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