Although it is not necessary for our purposes to go back to the earliest times which have been mentioned, it is impossible to understand properly the realities of the present and the possibilities of the future expansion and decline of the English and Dutch East India Companies, and the second extends from that point into the twentieth century.
Thayer, Philip W.
"Realities of Independence and Development in Southeast Asia,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 10
, Article 3.
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