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Monday, January 7, 2013
Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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- Van cache naar cache reizen in zoveel mogelijk werelddelen

-Travel from cache to cache to as many continents as possible

-Von Cache nach Cache reisen in möglichst viel Kontinente

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The Dutch East India Company (DutchVereenigde Oost-Indische CompagnieVOC, "United East India Company") was a chartered company established in 1602, when the States-General of the Netherlands granted it a 21-year monopoly to carry out colonial activities in Asia. It is often considered to have been the first multinational corporation in the world  and it was the first company to issue stock. It was also arguably the first megacorporation, possessing quasi-governmental powers, including the ability to wage war, imprison and execute convicts, negotiate treaties, coin money, and establish colonies.

Statistically, the VOC eclipsed all of its rivals in the Asia trade. Between 1602 and 1796 the VOC sent almost a million Europeans to work in the Asia trade on 4,785 ships, and netted for their efforts more than 2.5 million tons of Asian trade goods. By contrast, the rest of Europe combined sent only 882,412 people from 1500 to 1795, and the fleet of the English (later BritishEast India Company, the VOC’s nearest competitor, was a distant second to its total traffic with 2,690 ships and a mere one-fifth the tonnage of goods carried by the VOC. The VOC enjoyed huge profits from its spice monopoly through most of the 17th century.

Having been set up in 1602, to profit from the Malukan spice trade, in 1619 the VOC established a capital in the port city of Batavia (now Jakarta). Over the next two centuries the Company acquired additional ports as trading bases and safeguarded their interests by taking over surrounding territory. It remained an important trading concern and paid an 18% annual dividend for almost 200 years.

Weighed down by corruption in the late 18th century, the Company went bankrupt and was formally dissolved in 1800, its possessions and the debt being taken over by the government of the Dutch Batavian Republic. The VOC's territories became the Dutch East Indies and were expanded over the course of the 19th century to include the whole of the Indonesian archipelago, and in the 20th century would form the Republic of Indonesia.

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Tracking History (80384.6mi) View Map

Discovered It 12/14/2017 sacki28 discovered it   Visit Log

Letztlich beim Cachen entdeckt.

Visited 10/22/2017 Rajmici took it to Kostel sv. Jana Nepomuckeho Stredocesky kraj, Czech Republic - 117.87 miles  Visit Log
Visited 9/30/2017 Rajmici took it to ZOO Dvur - Vila Kralovehradecky kraj, Czech Republic - .14 miles  Visit Log
Visited 9/30/2017 Rajmici took it to AFRIKA v srdci Evropy Kralovehradecky kraj, Czech Republic - 43.48 miles  Visit Log
Visited 9/28/2017 Rajmici took it to Earthcache: Pravcická Arch Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic - 34.59 miles  Visit Log
Visited 8/28/2017 Rajmici took it to Oldrichovsky spicak Liberecky kraj, Czech Republic - .85 miles  Visit Log
Visited 8/28/2017 Rajmici took it to Skalni Hrad Liberecky kraj, Czech Republic - 147.17 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 8/12/2017 Rajmici retrieved it from Bayerwald-Tierpark Lohberg Bayern, Germany   Visit Log

Vyzvednuto ze zoo a odvezen na cestu do Česka.

Dropped Off 8/6/2017 Lillemijo placed it in Bayerwald-Tierpark Lohberg Bayern, Germany - 3.29 miles  Visit Log
Visited 8/6/2017 Lillemijo took it to Kleiner Arbersee Bayern, Germany - 2.13 miles  Visit Log
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