The Dutch and English started to clash over trade routes and control of the seas and colonies. The Treaty of Breda in 1667 concluded the Second Anglo-Dutch war. The English offered to return New Netherlands (and New Amsterdam) in return for the sugar factories on the coast of Surinam. The Dutch declined. Suriname became part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, only separating as an independent country in 1975. It is the only territory outside of Europe where Dutch is spoken by a majority of the population, but has one of the most diverse populations in the world spanning ethnic, religious and linguistic groups. The largest group making up 27% of the population are descendants of contract workers from East India. Almost half the countries population live in the capital city of Paramaribo.
Literal Trade Wars