The desire to expand its path and occupy opponents’ spaces is not unprecedented when it comes to the confrontation between the Netherlands and the United States. The duel of octaves from World Cup 2022. This Saturday (3), at 12:00 noon (Brasilia time), at the Khalifa International Stadium, brings back memories of other fields.
Dutch invasion in North America!
Manhattan: the area occupied by the Dutch in the 17th century (AFP
In the early 17th century, English explorer Henry Hudson traveled on behalf of the Dutch East India Company (WIC) and discovered a river that was later named after him. The area was explored, and after some previously failed attempts, the process of colonizing an area located in North America began.
History professor at Uerj and UFF, Marcus Dezimoni explained in detail how the Dutch settlement took place on the land that later became part of the United States (the thirteen colonies only achieved their independence on July 4, 1776).
– In 1624 families begin to occupy Manhattan Island. The organization took place thanks to the Dutch East India Company – she told LANCE!.
Two years later, a city of Dutch origin was established on American soil.
The area was founded under the name New Amsterdam by Jews of Dutch descent. Perhaps the most important point of this period was the coexistence between Jews and Protestants. There was a requirement of relative religious freedom. This was not observed in Ibero-America (Portuguese and Spanish), which was Catholic and courtier – the chronicler said.
From New Amsterdam to the Big Apple
New York: one of the destinations chosen by the Dutch settlers (AFP)
The end of the Dutch dominance in New Amsterdam began to occur with the Brazilian “Little Hand”. 600 Jews expelled from Pernambuco after the Portuguese regained control of the country from the Dutch, were forbidden to practice their religion on board a ship with the intention of departing for Europe.
However, a storm changes course and causes the pirates to sack the ship. After being rescued by a French frigate, the group is taken to Jamaica. In the country occupied by the Spaniards, everyone will be arrested. But the intervention of the Netherlands allowed their release.
Some chose to go to the then colony of Nova Amsterdam. Years later, the area came under the control of the United Kingdom and acquired another name.
– New Amsterdam was renamed New York in 1664. The Brazilians who left Pernambuco took the Tora (a book containing the first scriptures of Judaism) in Portuguese. It is currently in the Jewish Museum in New York, Dezimoni recalls.
A colony with an area of 200 km located between New York and Albany, a sign of the presence of the Netherlands in the territory that is known today as the United States.
Professor at Uerj and the UFF, Markus Dezimoni, pointed out that this period brought a milestone in the history of the Netherlands.
The seventeenth century was the Dutch Golden Age. There was a peak of commercial and political expansion in the Netherlands, and there was also an artistic peak. He said the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam has many records from this period.
Centuries later, the Dutch are striving for their dream World Cup title to once and for all assert themselves in the football complex. On the one hand, the Americans are obliged to show that they can take off on the lawns. There will be no shortage of challenges in this new phase of the Qatar Cup.
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