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Shahan Goenjian

Educated in Southern California with a Bachelors in History and a Juris Doctorate, Shahan has directed his passion for understanding how the world works into a writing practice that aims to deliver entertaining and enlightening content for the inquiring mind.

The Dutch East India Company

From a little lowland region of the Netherlands to a burgeoning trade network all over the Indian Ocean reaching as far east as Japan, this company of adventurers became a corporate monopoly through ingenious engineering and mercantilism.