Malaysia is located in the South China Sea and is separated into two different land masses. The first part is located between Cambodiaand Singapore and the second is north of Indonesia and surrounds Brunei.
• Malaysia is easily accessible for boats which encourages traders to come.• Becomes an extra source of income through crops and resources for the colonizing country.• Gives the colonizing country more power, increasing it’s status as a country.• Spreads spiritual beliefs giving the colonizing country a chance to spread their religious views.• Natural resources, natural resources, and natural resources!
• The Portuguese were the first to colonize Malaysia in 1511. • The King of Portugal became fascinated with Malaysia because of its wealth.• He sent Admiral Diogo Lopes De Sequeira to Malaysia to see if Malaysia would be good to trade with.• The Portuguese saw Malaysia as a way to continue their expansion.• Afonso de Albuquerque finally succeeded in colonizing Malaysia for the Portuguese.
• Second country to colonize Malaysia. • Ruled over Malaysia for 183 years.• The Dutch East India Company wanted Malaysia so that they could control more trading routes and so that they to could expand and gain power in Southeast Asia. • Cornelis Matelief de Jonge led many attacks on the Portuguese occupying Malaysia and finally took control in 1641.
• The Dutch and British signed the Anglo-Dutch Treaty as a way to resolve issues of land occupation and usage between the two countries.• The treaty gave Britain control of the North Malaysia and Dutch control of the South Malaysia. • This gave Britain better control of trading routes previously dominated by the East India Company. • The treaty was signed by George Canning and Charles Watkin Williams
• While the Japanese didn’t play a huge part in colonizing Malaysia they did occupy it. • Japan occupied Malaysia while they fought in many battles including Pearl Harbor. • The Japanese Army occupied Malaysia and fought for control from 1941-1945
• Depletion of natural resources• Economic strength• Transportation of immigrants• Technologically more advanced• More organized and stable government• Unification of languages
Drawbacks • Many countries wanted to occupy this territory.• Many people were killed in order to gain control of Malaysia. Benefits • Expansion of territory • More money for the colonizing country • Gain control of a source of natural resources the colonizing country did not have access to prior colonization.
Drawbacks • Slavery or forced labor • Depletion of natural resources • Control of religions and country • Control over freedoms Benefits • Help from a more establish country • Military aid of colonizing country• Shown how to make economy work and grow