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  Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
The new monarchy was confirmed in 1815 at the Congress of Vienna as part of the re-arrangement of Europe after the fall of Napoleon Bonaparte, and its status as kingdom was also confirmed.
The first king of the constitutional monarchy of the Netherlands, William I, was a direct male line descendant of John the Elder, a younger brother of William of Orange (also known as William the Silent) who, from 1568 on, had led the Dutch in their eighty-year struggle for independence from Spain.
The initial disappointment of many Dutch people because of her quick withdrawal to London faded (though it was never forgotten and by some was never forgiven) when she proved to be of great moral support to the people and the resistance in her occupied country.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Dutch_monarchy   (1134 words)

  
  Dutch monarchy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The present monarchy was established in 1815 at the Congress of Vienna as part of the re-arrangement of Europe after the fall of Napoleon Bonaparte.
The first king of the constitutional monarchy of the Netherlands, William I, was a direct descendant of John the Elder, a younger brother of William of Orange (also known as William the Silent) who, from 1568 on, had led the Dutch in their eighty-year struggle for independence from Spain.
Initial disappointment of many Dutch people because of her quick withdrawal to London faded when she proved to be of great moral support to the people and the resistance in her occupied country.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dutch_Royal_Family   (1018 words)

  
 Netherlands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Netherlands (Dutch: Nederland; IPA pronunciation: /"ne:dərlɑnt/) is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (Dutch: Koninkrijk der Nederlanden), which is formed by the Netherlands, the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba.
Dutch governments have since the 19th century always consisted of a coalition, as there was not a single political party large enough to get the majority vote.
Dutch policies on recreational drugs, prostitution, same-sex marriage and euthanasia are among the most liberal in the world.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Netherlands   (4125 words)

  
 Wikipedia: Netherlands
The Netherlands (Nederland in Dutch) is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, a constitutional monarchy.
The Netherlands has been a constitutional monarchy since 1815, after it had been a republic from 1581 to 1806 (it was occupied by France between 1806 and 1815).
Famous Dutch painters of the 19th and 20th century are Vincent van Gogh and Piet Mondriaan.
www.factbook.org /wikipedia/en/n/ne/netherlands.html   (1357 words)

  
 Trias Politica In Aruba [Constitutional Monarchy]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
A constitutional monarchy is a form of government established under a constitutional system which acknowledges a hereditary or elected monarch as head of state.
Today, constitutional monarchy is almost always combined with representative democracy, and represents a compromise between theories of sovereignty which place sovereignty in the hands of the people, and those that see a role for tradition in the theory of government.
The prime minister of the Netherlands (Dutch Minister-president or premier) is the head of the cabinet, and as such, coordinates the policy of the government.
www.useless-knowledge.com /1234/july/article432.html   (1580 words)

  
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The Dutch, English, and French were frequent opponents, with the Eighty Years War, which began as the Dutch Revolt, being the longest and costliest war (Parker 1985).
The Monarchy was preoccupied with foreign policy concerns and decided to fight wars on the basis of religion or reputation.
Dutch creditors also participated in the war effort by lowering interest rates charged to the Dutch Republic, though other Dutch lenders were willing to lend to the Spanish Monarchy (Parker 1974, 573).
www.eh.net /Clio/Conferences/ASSA/Jan_96/motomura.shtml   (3001 words)

  
 Netherlands - Wikipedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
After gaining formal independence from Spain in 1648, the Dutch, as the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands, grew to become one of the major seafaring and economic powers of the 17th century, referred to as the Golden Age in the Netherlands, establishing colonies and trade posts all over the globe.
The Netherlands have been a constitutional monarchy since 1815, after it had been a republic from 1581 to 1806 (it was occupied by France between 1806 and 1815).
More recently the socially libertine Dutch policies on recreational drugs, prostitution, gay marriage and euthanasia have received international attention; Amsterdam is widely perceived abroad as a 'naughty' city.
wikipedia.findthelinks.com /ne/Netherlands.html   (1233 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The Dutch Republic in the seventeenth century formed the Great Exception in Europe -- a republic in the midst of monarchies, a commercial nation in the midst of landed aristocracies, a liberal nation in the midst of reactionary state-church regimes.
The Dutch presumption to independent existence sans sovereign prince, combined with their economic success, made them the target of a baroque-monarchic wrath which was more than animosity, but positive repugnance to the Netherlanders' very existence.
Monarchy becomes a "monolithic block ruled by the passions of one despot"; it is by definition unreasonable, and thus the worst form of government; a republic however composed is always better.
www.commonlawreview.com /ccsp/covcap07.htm   (15430 words)

  
 Wikinfo | House of Orange-Nassau   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The second person was Engelbert I, who offered his services to the Duke of Burgundy, married a Dutch noblewoman and inherited lands in the Netherlands, with the barony of Breda as the core of the Dutch possessions.
The Dutch Republic was attacked by France and England in 1672.
Juliana made the monarchy less aloof and under her rule the monarchy became known as the "cycling monarchy" (as the members of the royal family cycled often through the countryside).
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=House_of_Orange-Nassau   (1908 words)

  
 NGA - Dutch and Flemish Painting 16th-17th centuries
The emergence of the Dutch school of painting in the early seventeenth century is one of the most remarkable phenomena in the history of the visual arts.
The Dutch Republic, a small country that had only become a political entity in 1579 and was still suffering from the effects of a long and arduous war with Spain, would hardly seem to have had the resources to nourish and sustain its artistic traditions.
Subjects drawn from the Bible, mythology, and ancient history, likewise, were often chosen for their moralizing messages or for establishing parallels between the Dutch experience and great historical, literary, and political events of the past.
www.nga.gov /collection/gallery/dutch.shtm   (588 words)

  
 Royal Scandals Go Dutch - The Royal Forums
The disclosure is seen as an act of revenge by the princess on the fiercely- private Dutch royal family for her ostracisation after marrying a commoner.
Unlike the Windsors in Britain and the royals in Monaco, the Dutch monarchy is not used to scandals and allegations of infighting.
The Dutch prime minister was forced yesterday to intervene in a row engulfing the country's normally staid royal family after the queen's embittered niece appeared on television and threatened to sue her aunt for tens of millions of pounds in damages for defamation.
www.theroyalforums.com /forums/f17/royal-scandals-go-dutch-672.html   (7784 words)

  
 Dutch politics - The Rules of the Game
See also the Dutch political parties overview tables where the exact election results, as well as the alignment of the parties on several issues, are detailed.
The Kingdom of the Netherlands is a constitutional monarchy whose crown is heriditary in the House of Orange-Nassau, among the descendants of Queen Wilhelmina.
In 1985 this territory was admitted as the twelfth Dutch province.
www.quirksmode.org /politics/rules.html   (3386 words)

  
 Netherlands - Gurupedia
Charles V in 1648, the Dutch, as the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands, grew to become one of the major seafaring and economic powers of the
Napoleon, a Dutch kingdom was formed with present-day Belgium and Luxembourg in 1815.
Famous Dutch painters of the 19th and 20th century are Vincent van Gogh and
www.gurupedia.com /n/ne/netherlands.htm   (1440 words)

  
 boys clothing: European royalty -- Netherlands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Oranje Nassau is the Dutch royal family, since 1815, the legal dynasty of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
The modern Dutch Kingdom was created after the Napoleonic wars, but House of Orange and the independent Dutch Republic played a major role in the Reformation and the dynastic wars of the 16th-18th centuries.
Both the constitution of the Netherlands and Luxembourg (which was a personal fieddom of the Dutch king) required the the head of state to be a man. The Dutch government was concerned that Kaiser Wilhelm I might claim the throne as Wilhelm III had no direct male heir.
histclo.com /royal/net/royal-neth.htm   (2825 words)

  
 Netherlands - LearnThis.Info Enclyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The English adjective and noun for "from the Netherlands" or "a person from the Netherlands" is "Dutch".
There are two official languages, Dutch (spoken by the majority) and Frisian (spoken by a few percent), both of which are Germanic languages.
At the national borders in the south, the Dutch language shifts into other varieties of Low Franconian and German speech, which may or may not be best classified as Dutch, most notably West Flemish and German.
encyclopedia.learnthis.info /n/ne/netherlands.html   (1561 words)

  
 The Hindu : Front Page : Dutch Prince gives up right to throne for love
Dutch Prince Johan Friso, second son of Queen Beatrix, and Mabel Wisse Smit during the civil wedding ceremony in the city hall of Delft, The Netherlands, on Saturday.
After the civil ceremony performed by the Mayor of Delft at City Hall, the pair headed to the city's Oude Kerk, or Old Church, for a formal ceremony witnessed by European royalty and a wide circle of friends.
Among those attending the ceremony, amid flowers and regalia, were the entire Dutch royal family, King Harald V of Norway and financier, George Soros, employer of the 35-year-old Wisse Smit.
www.hindu.com /2004/04/25/stories/2004042503460100.htm   (387 words)

  
 EUROPA - The EU at a glance - European Governments on-line - The Netherlands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The official website of the Dutch Monarchy offers a description of the royal family and the royal palaces; as well as setting out the institutional role of the Head of State in the Netherlands.
Overheid.nl is a portal for the websites of Dutch local, regional and national authorities, classified by subject and by the name of the body concerned.
The key issues in Dutch foreign policy are also explained and priorities for the current year identified.
europa.eu.int /abc/governments/netherlands/index_en.htm   (367 words)

  
 CNN.com - Select guest list for royal wedding - February 2, 2002
And there was bad news for Maxima, 30, when she heard would probably have to testify in a civil suit launched after she was involved in a car accident three months ago.
Dutch royals have married Germans and Russians but never fellow nationals over the past two centuries.
Dutch royals have often courted controversy with their consorts.
edition.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/europe/02/01/holland.wedding   (829 words)

  
 Wikinfo | Dutch monarchy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The first king of the constitutional monarchy of the Netherlands, Willem I, was a descendant of Willem the Old and his son William of Orange, also known as William the Silent, who from 1568 on had led the Dutch in their eighty-year struggle for independence from Spain.
Initial disappointment of many Dutch people because of her quick withdrawal to London faded when she proved to be of great mental support to the people and the resistance in her occupied country.
After their return from Ottawa, Canada in 1945 (where Margriet was born), they lived in the Soestdijk Palace (Paleis Soestdijk) in Soestdijk, about 20 km.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Dutch_monarchy   (1001 words)

  
 NL02
The Netherlands is a constitutional monarchy, which means that our head of state is a King or Queen, but the royal powers are limited as described in the Constitution.
The Dutch monarchy does not favor male over female descendants anymore.
As for monarchies, there are still a few left in Europe: like UK, Belgium, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Spain, Luxemburg.
homepage.mac.com /tvandiejie/TnT/Personal146.html   (352 words)

  
 A-Infos (en) Amsterdam, Royal Wedding Orange Squash!
Following the tradition of Queen Beatrix's marriage to an ex-hitlerjugend member and her mother Juliana's marriage to an up-to-1938 member of the German Nazi's, Dutch crown prince Willem Alexander is marrying the daughter of a minister in the Argentinian fascist junta.
The Dutch monarchy is a powerful party in global high-circles and represents Dutch transnationals, such as Shell, Unilever and Philips on the forefront of developments in globalisation.
The Dutch tend to be a favorite for international posts because of their pseudo-neutrality, always wearing the coat of political correctness and compromise.
www.ainfos.ca /01/may/ainfos00488.html   (948 words)

  
 Monarchy - Anglo-Dutch Wars
The Dutch persuaded the Danes to close the Baltic to the English and themselves controlled the Mediterranean.
The first major engagement was off Lowestoft on the Suffolk coast, where 100 Dutch ships confronted 150 English ones under the command of Charles' brother James, the lord high admiral.
The setback was also a personal one, for the man who had led the heroic Dutch resistance was his own nephew, the Protestant William, prince of Orange.
www.channel4.com /history/microsites/M/monarchy/battles/anglo-dutch_wars.html   (688 words)

  
 Kloosterman Genealogy, Dutch Emigrants to America, English text
But not until 1848 did the monarchy became a constitutional one and the country a parliamentary democracy in the modern sense of those words.
The wave of Dutch emigration between 1847 and 1857 may also be attributed to the failures of three consecutive potato and rye harvests in the mid-1840s.
In turn it has sent a wave of second generation Dutch emigrants to the North, to Orange City and Sioux County, and today it is a prosperous community.
www.kloosterman.be /gen-eng-emigrants-intro.php   (2105 words)

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