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Are there historical instances of settlers who were largely uncontacted and undisturbed after settling?

The peopling of Hawaii in the 1100s or 1200s may qualify. Drifters or shipwrecks could have arrived in the following centuries (for which see Braden's On the Probability of Pre-1778 Japanese Drifts to ...
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Are there historical instances of settlers who were largely uncontacted and undisturbed after settling?

It doesn't reach the bars in the OP of 200 settlers and 3 centuries, but in case you are interested in a smaller experience, Pitcairn Island was settled in 1790 by 27 people. The community they built ...
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Are there historical instances of settlers who were largely uncontacted and undisturbed after settling?

Sentinelese people from Andamans Sentineli and the North Sentinel Islanders, are an indigenous people who inhabit North Sentinel Island in the Bay of Bengal in India. They are considered one of the ...
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What was the route for ships from England to South Africa in 1840?

Sometimes it is best to look for specific examples. When I see mention of ships heading to young colonies I go to genealogy sites to look for information. The Geni site has a list of British Ships to ...
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When the outbreak of World War II was foreseeable, were any European commoners able to pre-emptively emigrate?

Yes, plenty of people tried to emigrate. However, it was very hard because: Leaving Germany meant Fire Sale - leaving all property behind. It also required a getting a permission from the German ...
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How would emigrants travel the railway lines going from Grajewo to Bremerhaven in 1911 and from Grajewo to Rotterdam in 1917?

There are indeed several options to consider. The first would be that Grajewo was in Poland (Russian Empire), and thus in 1917 largely destroyed and in German hands since September 1914 and until 1919....
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When the outbreak of World War II was foreseeable, were any European commoners able to pre-emptively emigrate?

Did some people expect WWII? Sure: Predictions of the next war were made as early as in 1918 (see quotes in the end of the answer). Did some people expect the war to start in 1939, applied for an ...
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When the outbreak of World War II was foreseeable, were any European commoners able to pre-emptively emigrate?

It depends on what you mean by commoners, but there were a lot of people who emigrated from Europe in the years prior to WWII. Some names are quite recognizeable (at least if you're acquainted with ...
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