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Portuguese Colonization (1511-1641)[edit | edit source]

The Portuguese were conquerors after 40 days of fighting in April 1511. The Dutch assaulted and finally took control from the Portuguese in January 1641. [1]

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Dutch Colonization (1641-1824)[edit | edit source]

The Dutch won control from the Portuguese in January 1641. [2] The Anglo-Dutch Treaty of 1824 defined the boundaries between British Malaya and the Dutch East Indies. [3]

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British Colonization (1786-1957)[edit | edit source]

The British established its first presence in 1795. Full control was achieved in 1824 with the Anglo-Dutch Treaty. [4] Malaysia became independent on 31 August 1957. [5]

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Japanese Colonization (1942-1945)[edit | edit source]

The Japanese forces took control of Malaysia in February 1942 during World War II. Control returned to the British in 1945. [6]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Portuguese Malacca," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portuguese_Malacca, accessed 20 November 2020.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Dutch Malacca," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_Malacca, accessed 20 November 2020.
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "History of Malaysia," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Malaysia#British_influence, accessed 20 November 2020.
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "History of Malaysia," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Malaysia#British_influence, accessed 20 November 2020.
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "History of Malaysia," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Malaysia#Emergence_of_Malaysia, accessed 20 November 2020.
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "History of Malaysia," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Malaysia#World_War_II_and_the_state_of_emergency, accessed 20 November 2020.