Propaganda “Kolonisatie” of The Dutch Colonial Government
The Migration Program for The Population Out of Java in The Early 20th Century
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- Information Policy; Propaganda; Colonization
This study will discuss various propaganda efforts to succeed colonization as one of the programs of the Dutch colonial government in the early 20th century in the context of moving some of the population of Java to other islands. The propaganda of colonization was the impact of ethical political policies that were implemented from 1905 to 1942. This research uses a historical approach by exploring related archives and secondary Dutch colonial literature. The results showed that the Dutch East Indies government at that time was very focused on implementing several information strategies that were adapted to the conditions and culture of the community in order to motivate and grow the interest of the Javanese community as much as possible to participate in the colonization program. There are at least two main strategies that are fully described in this study, namely propaganda by applying a direct information strategy and an indirect information strategy. Other findings also explain that in general the information strategy implemented by the Dutch East Indies government at that time also included various innovations that were proven to be successful in achieving program objectives. Even with a very large financing burden, because they also have to face the condition of the people of the island of Java, most of whom do not have the ability to read and write.
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TY - CONF AU - Purwanto Putra PY - 2021 DA - 2021/12/07 TI - Propaganda “Kolonisatie” of The Dutch Colonial Government BT - Proceedings of the 2nd International Indonesia Conference on Interdisciplinary Studies (IICIS 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 113 EP - 117 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211206.016 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211206.016 ID - Putra2021 ER -