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By Kami Ehrich

the town of Jakarta, at the present time the capital of Indonesia, has had different incarnations and different names, such a lot significantly because the nearby headquarters of the Dutch East Indies while it used to be recognized all over the world as Batavia. because the capital of the Netherlands’ hugely not going empire within the some distance east of Asia, Batavia was once for two hundred years the lynchpin for the overseas spice exchange. This booklet gains highlights from the attention-grabbing historical past of 1 of the main nice towns of Asia.

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