VOC) was established on March 20th. 1602.
own picture replica of a VOC Ship in Amsterdam
The VOC is often considered as the first multinational of the world. The
company even used stocks!
It was a powerful company who could make war to establish colonies.
They had their own coins and ways to negotiate treaties.
Their beautiful headquarters were located in Amsterdam.
This ended all with a defunct on December 31st. 1799,
due to corruption.
Although it is not a nice post, I'd like to wish you all a very happy
New Year's Eve.