By Nicholas Tarling
This quantity takes us into the 19th and 20th centuries, from the past due eighteenth century of the Christian period whilst many of the area used to be included into ecu empires to the complexity and dramatic swap of the post-World conflict II interval. It covers the industrial and social existence in addition to the non secular and pop culture of the area over centuries. The political constructions of the zone also are heavily tested, from the insurgencies and rebellions of early during this century to the fashionable Nationalist routine and the formation of self sufficient states.
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Blair and J. A. Robertson, eds, The Philippine Islands, Cleveland, 1903-9, LII, 89. Cambridge Histories Online © Cambridge University Press, 2008 ESTABLISHMENT OF COLONIAL REGIMES 27 relationships with what was in any case a segmented state. Treaties were made, but distrust on both sides reduced their effect. Convulsive military incursions were neither supportive nor in themselves decisive. Furthermore, the Sulus were able to engage in relations with other powers, including the British, uninhibited by the formality of a treaty like that of 1824.
In subsequent years, nevertheless, the straits authorities managed still to intervene in the Malay states. They could do this only by indirect means, and their efforts tended in effect to preserve the states by working on and through them. In fact they enhanced the power of at least some of the rulers, who reacted positively to the changes that were taking place and the approaches that were made. In general the process made it more likely that the future association between the British and the peninsula 21 Minute by Clubley, 16 Sept.
S. Reid, The Contest for North Sumatra, Kuala Lumpur, 1969, 86. •s Loudon to Van de Putte, 25 Feb. , 95. Cambridge Histories Online © Cambridge University Press, 2008 ESTABLISHMENT OF COLONIAL REGIMES 23 Borneo became of greater interest with the opening of trade to China and, since it possessed coal, with the development of steam communication. More important were the personal intervention of James Brooke, the most effective of the various adventurers in the no-man's-land left between the potential and the reality of Dutch imperialism, and the public support he was able for a time to secure.