New Amsterdam

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Manhattan, under the Dutch rule, was called "Nieuw Amsterdam". Although a somewhat thriving colony, The Netherlands were out-colonised by the British, who had stationed more troops there than the Dutch had inhabitants in New Amsterdam by the time it was transferred to the British.

Peter Stuyvesant dealt with the English and traded New Amsterdam for the country of Suriname.

Many of the inhabitants of New Amsterdam disliked Peter Stuyvesant, or found his rule oppressive. As a result, the colony surrendered to the British without firing a shot.