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Capitalism and the Dutch East India Company: Crash Course World History #229 (15:39)

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 03:45 Why did the Dutch enter into trade in southeast Asia?
  2. 06:02 What was the VOC and why was it formed? What powers did it have?
  3. 06:56 How did low interest rates help the Dutch?
  4. 07:36 Why was it easy for Dutch citizens to invest?
  5. 08:15 What were some important financial technologies used by the Dutch?
  6. 09:03 What key advantage did the VOC have over British companies?
  7. 12:29 How did the Dutch control trade in Southeast Asia?
  8. 13:30 What caused the VOC to decline and eventually go bankrupt?
  9. 13:51 Why isn’t the VOC a good example of modern free market capitalism, according to John Green?