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The special cause of Prince Diponegoro's resistance to the Dutch was
The causes of the Diponegoro war can be divided into two, namely general causes and special causes. Common causes of resistance to Diponegoro are as follows:
a) The territory of the Mataram kingdom was shrinking and the kings as native rulers began to lose their sovereignty.
b) The Dutch interfered in the internal affairs of the empire, such as changing kings and appointing governors.
c) Disappointment among the clergy increased due to the influx of Western culture that was not in accordance with Islam.
d) Some nobles were disappointed because the Dutch did not want to follow the palace's customs.
e) Some nobles were disappointed with the Dutch because they abolished the aristocratic land leases to peasants (beginning in 1824).
f) People's lives are increasingly miserable if they have to do forced labor, and the burden of paying taxes increases.
The event that became the special cause of the Diponegoro War was the laying of the stake
Netherlands for build dirt road and the ancestral tomb of Prince Diponegoro in Tegalrejo. The installation of the poles was carried out without permission, and Prince Diponegoro strongly objected.
Detailed Discussion of the Diponegoro War
The Diponegoro War, also known as the Java War (English: The Java Wars, Dutch: De Java Oorlog) was a major war for five years (1825-1830) on the island of Java.
The Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) stretched. . This battle was one of the biggest battles experienced by the Dutch during the occupation of the islands, with the participation of Dutch troops under General Hendrik Merkus de Kock who tried to suppress the resistance of the Javanese people under Prince Diponegoro. As a result of this war, casualties on the Javanese side amounted to 200,000 people, while the death toll on the Dutch side reached 8,000 Dutch and 7,000 native soldiers. The end of the war confirmed Dutch control over the island of Java.
Unlike the war led by Raden Ronggo about 15 years earlier, the Javanese army also targeted the Chinese community in Java as targets for attacks. However, despite Prince Diponegoro strictly forbidding his troops from allying with the Chinese community, some Javanese troops on the north coast (around Rembang and Lasem) received assistance from the local Chinese, most of whom were Muslim.
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