(86) This resulted in Ambonese
mujahidin trained by JI simply returning to their villages where they employed their new combat skills to defend their village but not necessarily to advance the Ambon jihad.
The VOC marketed cloves in Amsterdam for 25 times the contract price paid in Ambon (p.166), so Ambonese
growers diverted their harvest of cloves to other markets which often offered twice as much as the Dutch traders.
Curiosity Cabinet of Georgius Everhardus.
Persevering, Rumpf and his helpers started over, finally completing the D'Amboinische Rariteitskamer ("The Ambonese
Curiosity Cabinet") in 1698 or shortly thereafter.
who had worked for the Japanese were arrested.
The trend toward ideological absolutism was also noted in the ethnic conflicts of the Muloccas in 1999, both among Ambonese
Christians and among Laskar Jihad Muslims, who justified their attacks on Christians as the defense of Islam and of Indonesia on behalf of a lapsed state (Davis 2002; Turner 2002).
With Dutch help, Ambon declared its independence as the Republic of South Maluku--but Ambonese
nationalist-separatism has not been a strong current in Maluku politics since the 1950s.
In September 2003 in the Moluccas capital of Ambon, thousands of Muslim and Christian Ambonese
gathered to celebrate the 48th anniversary of the city's founding.
The British had their Gurkhas, Sikhs, and sepoys; the French, their Foreign Legion; the Dutch, their Ambonese
; the Russians, their Cossacks; and the Japanese, their puppet armies in Manchuria, China, Indonesia, and Burma.
The response of the early Ambonese
foragers to the Maluku spice trade: The archaeological evidence.
Christians responded by forming a "Laskar Christian," yet it never fielded more than 200 fighters, and its links to a regional independence movement from the 1950s, now exiled in Holland, only served to fuel the military's desire to squash it at all costs.
He concludes his essay by asking rhetorically whether the current political leadership is willing or able to bring the diversity back into the unity, so that Papuans, Acehenese, Ambonese
and others can feel part of Indonesia.