In 1882, 28000 sleepers were exported from Java alone. However, all this required labour to cut the trees, transport the logs and prepare the sleepers. The Dutch first imposed rents on land being cultivated in the forest and then exempted some villages from these rents if they worked collectively to provide free labour and buffaloes for cutting and transporting timber. This was known as the Blandongdiensten System.
Read the above passage and answer the following questions
(a) What are the three main feature of ’ Blandongdiensten System?
(b) What lesson/values do you learn from this cruel system?