Waking up from the nightmare that wasn’t a dream…
What do you really know?
We live in a world where we have trusted those with positions of power to do the right things for their people and nations. That power turned into an addiction and it hasn’t stopped and most don’t understand it. Governments, religions, territories, banks, all created and set up to keep the power in the hands of few, and the masses enslaved with the illusion of freedom. Around the world protests and cries against corruption at the highest levels rings out and yet nothing is done. In the United States, even when evidence has been presented showing fraud and treason, the justice system looks away. Around the world millions of children have been the victims of pedophiles and trafficked from nation to nation. In the U.S. the government/Pentagon has lost over 10 trillion dollars and can’t find it. The Federal Reserve, the private banking institution hasn’t been audited, so no one knows if there has been theft. The U.S. prints the money, gives it to the Federal Reserve and borrows it back with interest. Does that make since?
Who is the Federal Reserve and Every Major Corporation You Know?
History that has always been there, and the saying follow the money…
Everyone has a past and that past show the words and actions of that individual or organization that define the content of character. Those that could have made a difference didn’t and now they are the ones who target the investigation that will take the world back to the beginning of how wars and money all came together to create the world of finance.
The United East India Company, sometimes known as the United East Indies Company (Dutch: abbreviated to VOC). It was originally established as a chartered company to trade with India and Indianized Southeast Asian countries when the Dutch government granted it a 21-year monopoly on the Dutch spice trade. The VOC was an early multinational corporation in its modern sense. In the early 1600s, by widely issuing bonds and shares of stock to the general public, the VOC became the world’s first formally listed public company. In other words, it was the first corporation to be ever actually listed on an official stock exchange. The VOC was influential in the rise of corporate-led globalization in the early modern period. With its pioneering institutional innovations and powerful roles in world history, the company is considered by many to be the first major modern global corporation, and at its height was the most valuable corporation ever.bIn 1619 it forcibly established a central position in the Indonesian city of Jayakarta, changing the name to Batavia (modern-day Jakarta). Over the next two centuries the Company acquired additional ports as trading bases and safeguarded their interests by taking over surrounding territory. To guarantee its supply it established positions in many countries and became an early pioneer of outward foreign direct investment. In its foreign colonies the VOC possessed quasi-governmental powers, including the ability to wage war, imprison and execute convicts, negotiate treaties, strike its own coins, and establish colonies.
With increasing importance of foreign posts, the company is often considered the world’s first true transnational corporation. Along with the Dutch West India Company (WIC/GWIC), the VOC became seen as the international arm of the Dutch Republic and the symbolic power of the Dutch Empire. After the financially disastrous Fourth Anglo-Dutch War (1780–1784), the company was first nationalised in 1796, and finally dissolved in 1799. All assets were taken over by the government with VOC territories becoming Dutch government colonies.
The English had been the first to adopt this approach, by bundling their resources into a monopoly enterprise, the English East India Company in 1600, thereby threatening their Dutch competitors with ruin.
In 1602, the Dutch government followed suit, sponsoring the creation of a single “United East Indies Company” that was also granted monopoly over the Asian trade. In February 1603, the Company seized the Santa Catarina, a 1500-ton Portuguese merchant carrack, off the coast of Singapore. She was such a rich prize that her sale proceeds increased the capital of the VOC by more than 50%. In 1610, the VOC established the post of Governor General to more firmly control their affairs in Asia. To advise and control the risk of despotic Governors General, a Council of the Indies (Raad van Indië) was created. Diplomatic agreements in Europe in 1620 ushered in a period of co-operation between the Dutch and the English over the spice trade.
Previously, one of the tenets of the VOC pricing policy was to slightly over-supply the pepper market, so as to depress prices below the level where interlopers were encouraged to enter the market (instead of striving for short-term profit maximisation). The wisdom of such a policy was illustrated when a fierce price war with the EIC ensued, as that company flooded the market with new supplies from India. In this struggle for market share, the VOC (which had much larger financial resources) could wait out the EIC. military outlays that the VOC needed to make to enhance its monopoly were not justified by the increased profits . From 1720 on, the market for sugar from Indonesia declined as the competition from cheap sugar from Brazil increased. European markets became saturated. Dozens of Chinese sugar traders went bankrupt, which led to massive unemployment. ( Same thing happening in India in the 20th century with farmers and the Monsanto seed that didn’t do what it was promised. What has ended up is, hundreds have lost family farms and committing suicide.
The Dutch military searched houses of Chinese in Batavia for weapons. When a house accidentally burnt down, military and impoverished citizens started slaughtering and pillaging the Chinese community.
The VOC is generally considered to be the world’s first truly transnational corporation and it was also the first multinational enterprise to issue shares of stock to the public. The VOC was the first multinational corporation to operate officially in different continents such as Europe, Asia and Africa. (The way the world is being run today hasn’t changed since the first corporation/nwo started.
Among the early shareholders of the VOC, immigrants played an important role. Under the 1,143 tenderers were 39 Germans and no fewer than 301 from the Southern Netherlands (roughly present Belgium and Luxembourg, then under Habsburg rule), of whom Isaac le Maire was the largest subscriber with ƒ85,000. VOC’s total capitalisation was ten times that of its British rival. The seventeenth-century Dutch businessmen, especially the VOC investors, were possibly the history’s first recorded investors to consider the corporate governance’s problems.
In 1622, the history’s first recorded shareholder revolt also happened among the VOC investors who complained that the company account books had been “smeared with bacon” so that they might be “eaten by dogs.” The investors demanded a “reeckeninge,” a proper financial audit.
SOUNDS LIKE THE FEDERAL RESERVE.
“Like the oceans it mastered, the VOC had a scope that is hard to fathom. One could craft a defensible argument that no company in history has had such an impact on the world.
It introduced Europe to Asia and Africa, and vice versa (while its sister multinational, the West India Company, set New York City in motion and colonized Brazil and the Caribbean Islands). It pioneered globalization and invented what might be the first modern bureaucracy. It advanced cartography and shipbuilding. It fostered disease, slavery, and exploitation on a scale never before imaged.”
The VOC played a crucial role in the rise of corporate-led globalization,corporate governance, corporate identity, corporate social responsibility, corporate finance, modern entrepreneurship, and financial capitalism. The VOC was the driving force behind the rise of Amsterdam as the first modern model of (global) international financial centres that now dominate the global financial system. During the 17th century and most of the 18th century, Amsterdam had been the most influential and powerful financial centre of the world.
HOW DID THE BANKING SYSTEM START AND BECOME DOMINATED – FOLLOW THE MONEY?
The VOC also played a major role in the creation of the world’s first fully functioning financial market, with the birth of a fully fledged capital market. The Dutch were also the first who effectively used a fully-fledged capital market (including the bond market and the stock market) to finance companies (such as the VOC and the WIC). The launch of the Amsterdam Stock Exchange by the VOC in the early 1600s, has long been recognized as the origin of ‘modern’ stock exchanges that specialize in creating and sustaining secondary markets in the securities (such as bonds and shares of stock) issued by corporations.
The VOC was founded as a wartime (government-backed but privately financed) joint venture by the nascent Dutch republican government with competing Dutch trading companies.
IMMIGRANTS AND THE MOVEMENT AROUND THE WORLD STILL GOING ON IN THE SAME FASHION
And therefore, the VOC was historically a fully functioning military-political-commercial complex in its own right rather than a pure trading company or shipping company. In the early modern period, the VOC was the largest private employer in the Low Countries. he VOC’s shipyards also contributed greatly to the Dutch domination of global shipbuilding and shipping industries during the 1600s. (NAVY) The VOC existed for almost 200 years from its founding in 1602, when the States-General of the Netherlands granted it a 21-year monopoly over Dutch operations in Asia until its demise in 1796. During those two centuries (between 1602 and 1796), the VOC sent almost a million Europeans to work in the Asia trade on 4,785 ships, and netted for their efforts more than 2.5 million tons of Asian trade goods.
The VOC enjoyed huge profits from its spice monopoly through most of the 17th century. By 1669, the VOC was the richest company the world had ever seen, with over 150 merchant ships, 40 warships, 50,000 employees, a private army of 10,000 soldiers, and a dividend payment of 40% on the original investment
In terms of military-political history, the VOC, along with the Dutch West India Company (WIC/GWIC), was seen as the international arm of the Dutch Republic and the symbolic power of the Dutch Empire. The VOC was historically a military-political-economic complex rather than a pure trading company (or shipping company). The government-backed but privately financed company was effectively a state in its own right, or a state within another state.