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  A short history of the Netherlands
The southern part of the Netherlands are conquered by the Roman Empire in shortly before 0.
Under his premiership the Netherlands and its remaining colonies are transformed in 1954 into a federation: the Kingdom consists out of the Netherlands, the Netherlands Antilles and Suriname.
In 1957 the Netherlands are a co-founder of the European Communities in 1957 (renamed European Union in 1993).
www.electionworld.org /history/netherlands.htm   (1157 words)

 Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs - History of the Netherlands: summary
Throughout the Middle Ages, the Netherlands consisted of many separate feudal entities, which were eventually united, under Emperor Charles V (1500-1558), with the rest of the "Low Countries " (present-day Belgium and Luxembourg) as part of the Holy Roman Empire.
In 1815, the northern and southern Netherlands - today's Netherlands and Belgium - were combined to form the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and Willem Frederik became King William I. This marked the introduction of the Dutch hereditary monarchy.
Suriname and the Netherlands Antilles in the Caribbean became equal partners with the Netherlands in 1954 under the Charter for the Kingdom, which made the Netherlands responsible for foreign affairs and defence on behalf of its former colonies.
www.minbuza.nl /en/welcome/History,History-of-the-Netherlands--summary.html   (904 words)

  Somsen Family - History of the Netherlands
Netherlands, also known unofficially as Holland, constitutional monarchy of northwestern Europe, bordered on the north and west by the North Sea, on the east by Germany, and on the south by Belgium.
The major rivers of the Netherlands are the Rhine, flowing from Germany, and its several arms, such as the Waal and Lek rivers; and the Maas (a branch of the Meuse) and the Schelde, flowing from Belgium.
The Netherlands is active in international efforts to clean the waters of the Rhine River, and some citizens seek to prevent land reclamation and the building of dikes in an effort to preserve natural environments.
www.somsen.org /nederland.html   (4381 words)

 The Holland Ring - Historical accounts of the Netherlands.
The Netherlands and the surrounding area, known as the Low Countries, passed from the control of the dukes of Bourgogne during the early 16th century into the hands of the Habsburg emperor Charles V, who held territories throughout Europe.
The Netherlands is situated in the lowlands of Northwest Europe between 50°45' and 53°52' latitude and 3°21' and 7°13' longitude.
Dutch is spoken in the Netherlands Antilles, Aruba and Surinam, chiefly as the language of government and education.
www.thehollandring.com /toen-nu.shtml   (3083 words)

 History of The Netherlands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Julius Caesar found the region which is now the Netherlands inhabited by Germanic tribes in the first century B.C. The western portion was inhabited by the Batavians and became part of a Roman province; the eastern portion was inhabited by the Frisians.
Following Napoleon's defeat in 1813, the Netherlands and Belgium became the "Kingdom of the United Netherlands" under King Willem I, son of Willem V of Orange.
The five islands of the Netherlands Antilles (Curacao, Bonaire, Saba, St. Eustatius, and a part of St. Maarten) and Aruba are integral parts of the Netherlands realm but enjoy a large degree of autonomy.
www.historyofnations.net /europe/netherlands.html   (515 words)

 History_of_the_Netherlands - The real meaning from Timesharetalk wikipedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The Netherlands have been inhabited since the last ice age; the oldest remnants that have been found are a hundred thousand years old.
The Netherlands also sheltered many famous refugees, including Flemish Protestants; Portuguese and German Jews; French Protestants (Huguenots); the founder of modern philosophy, Descartes; and the Pilgrim Fathers, who were symbols for the US tradition of republicanism.
The French occupation of the Netherlands ended in 1813 after Napoleon was defeated, a defeat in which William VI of Orange played a prominent role.
www.timesharetalk.co.uk /wiki.asp?k=History_of_the_Netherlands   (6452 words)

 History of the Netherlands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the north the Netherlands were a part of Frisia until 734.
Today, the Netherlands is regarded as a liberal country, considering its drugs policy and its legalisation of euthanasia.
This sparked debate on the existence of radical Islam in the Netherlands, and on immigration and integration.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_the_Netherlands   (6445 words)

 The Virtual Jewish History Tour - Netherlands
The great Jewish presence in the Netherlands began and ended in tragedy: The first Jews came after being expelled from Spain, and the huge community was decimated 350 years later by the Holocaust.
The history of Jews in the Netherlands was different than their experience in any other country, and, while today's Jewish community is only a fraction of what it once was, it is rapidly becoming more in touch with the eras that preceded it.
A significant portion of the surviving literature and poetry from that era is rife with anti-Semitic references, and the contemporary Christian legends emphasize the perfidy of the Jews, and their role in the death of Jesus.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/vjw/netherlands.html   (3159 words)

 Netherlands Report
The history of the Netherlands is closely related to that of Belgium and dates back to the first century Before Christ.
Yet, the Netherlands was the hub of trading for many countries in Europe, by reason of the convenience of three major rivers running through the country.
Netherlands has made its name as the most important trading hub in Europe, yet the country is obviously self-sufficient in many areas.
www.csulb.edu /~lsondhi/Netherlands.html   (3093 words)

 Travel to The Netherlands with MagicalJourneys.com
The Netherlands is a densely populated country with famous cities like Amsterdam known for the Rijksmuseum (the national museum), canals, the castle and its cosy pubs.
The recorded history of the Netherlands starts with the Roman invasion halfway the first century A.D. but it had its heydays in the 17th century when it disputed hegemony of the Seven Seas with the English and the Spanish empires.
The Netherlands (also popularly called Holland in English, in Dutch Nederland) is a Benelux country in Western Europe, facing onto the North Sea and the United Kingdom and bordered on land by Germany and Belgium.
www.magicaljourneys.com /Netherlands/index.html   (469 words)

The riverine nature of the Netherland is revealed in the names of the major cities, Rotterdam, the dam on the Rot River; Amsterdam, the dam on the Amster River.
The Netherlands came to be dominated by Spain because the heir to the Habsburg realm in the Low Countries, Philipp I ("the Handsome") married the heiress to the throne of Spain, the daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella.
For a period of time in the Renaissance the Netherlands was the wealthiest, most powerful country in the world.
www.sjsu.edu /faculty/watkins/nether1.htm   (311 words)

 sports history - Netherlands Antilles
The Netherlands Antilles (Dutch: Nederlandse Antillen), previously known as the Netherlands West Indies, are part of the Lesser Antilles and consist of two groups of islands in the Caribbean Sea that form an autonomous part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (none of the other Antilles use this term in their name).
The island of Aruba was part of the Netherlands Antilles until 1986, when it was granted a "status aparte", and became a separate part of the kingdom.
Head of state is the ruling monarch of the Netherlands, who is represented in the Netherlands Antilles by a governor.
www.sportsfactbook.com /history/Netherlands_Antilles   (917 words)

 WWW Virtual Library Women's History: Netherlands
Sources for Women's History at the International Institute of Social History An overview of the primary sources for women's and gender history in the archival and manuscript collections of the IISH.
Centre for Gender and Diversity The Centre was established at the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands, to provide an institutional basis for the scattered tuition and research activities in the field of Women Studies at the various faculties.
VGN Commissie Vrouwen- en Gendergeschiedenis Webpage of the Association of History Teachers in the Netherlands - Comittee for Women and Gender History.
www.iisg.nl /w3vlwomenshistory/netherlands.html   (697 words)

 History Of The Netherlands - Ch. 21
While the discontents of the Austrian Netherlands on the subject of the treaty of the Barrier were in debate, the quadruple alliance was formed between Holland, England, France and the emperor, for reciprocal aid against all enemies, foreign and domestic.
George II., at the head of his army, gained the victory of Dettingen, in support of her quarrel, in 1743; the states-general having contributed twenty thousand men and a large subsidy to her aid.
Various decrees were issued in consequence; and after the mockery of a public choice, hurried on in several of the towns by hired Jacobins and well-paid patriots, the incorporation of the Austrian Netherlands with the French republic was formally pronounced.
www.oldandsold.com /articles36/netherlands-21.shtml   (4258 words)

 Netherlands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
In the 1st century BC, the Romans defeated the tribes that lived in the area we now know as The Netherlands, and they ruled it for 250 years.
The French invaded the Netherlands and took control of it.
During the 1st World War, The Netherlands was neutral, which meant it took neither side.
www.kidcyber.com.au /topics/Netherhistory.htm   (249 words)

 A short history of the Netherlands Antilles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
In 1634 the Netherlands conquer the Islands of Curaçao, Aruba and Bonaire, followed by other islands in the region, that together become part of the Dutch West Indies.
Limited self-government is introduced in 1936 and the colony is renamed Netherlands Antilles in 1948.
In 1954 the Netherlands Antilles become a seperate country inside the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
www.electionworld.org /history/netherlandsantilles.htm   (396 words)

 Netherlands - Kingdom of the Netherlands - Country Profile - Nederland - Holland - Pays-Bas
In 1815, the northern and southern Netherlands – today's Netherlands and Belgium – were combined to form the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
The Netherlands remained neutral in World War I but was invaded in World War II by Germany in May 1940 and occupied for five years.
Today the Netherlands is a modern, industrialized nation and the third largest exporter of food.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/netherlands.htm   (1030 words)

 Holland The Netherlands
The other provinces of modern Netherlands were added later in the 19th century after the France occupation (1795-1813) when Belgium became independent from The Northern-Lowlands, (1830).
Modern Holland or The Netherlands is more then only wooden shoes and Windmills, Tulips, Cheese and boys with their finger in a Dike.
Ancient Holland The history of The Lowlands from the beginning of the Era until the last Counts of the house of Frisia in 993 AD.
www.geerts.com /holland/holland-ancient.htm   (632 words)

 WHKMLA : History of the Netherlands, 1945-1949
The Netherlands' government, however, refused to give up what she regarded her rightful property; troops were sent in, which established control over much of Java and parts of the outer islands.
Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Reichskommissar in the Netherlands 1940-1945, was among the war criminals tried in the Nuremberg Trials, where he was sentenced to death and executed in 1946.
NSB founder and leader Anton Mussert was executed in Den Haag in 1946; NSB politician Rost van Tonningen, arrested on German soil and extradited to Dutch authorities, died in a Dutch prison.
www.zum.de /whkmla/region/lowcountries/neth194549.html   (1130 words)

 Netherlands Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
The Netherlands manages to be radical, sensible and quaintly staid.
Check out what other travellers are saying about Netherlands.
In the 19th century an Amsterdam canal was filled in by authorities in a bid to put to an end the working-class street carnivals that were common at the time.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/europe/netherlands   (275 words)

 World History Blog: History of The Netherlands
This is a brief history of the European nation of the Netherlands.
The Encyclopaedia Britannica notes, "The name Holland (from Houtland, or Wooded Land) was originally given to one of the medieval cores of what later became the modern state and is still used for 2 of its 12 provinces (Noord-Holland and Zuid-Holland).
The irregular outline of The Netherlands, not unlike a piece of a jigsaw puzzle, encloses some 16,164 square miles (41,864 square kilometres) of mostly flat land, which lies between the North Sea on the north and west, Germany on the east, and Belgium on the south.
world-history-blog.blogspot.com /2006/06/history-of-netherlands.html   (485 words)

 WHKMLA : History of the Netherlands - The Dutch Revolt, 1572-1609
WHKMLA : History of the Netherlands - The Dutch Revolt, 1572-1609
The Spanish army was superior on the battlefield and experienced in laying siege; BRUGES, YPRES and GHENT fell in 1584, BRUSSELS and ANTWERP in 1585.
In effect, the Netherlands were split in two, the DUTCH REPUBLIC, consisting of 7 provinces - Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Friesland, Groningen, Overijssel and Gelderland (Drente was not counted, as it was too poor) and the SPANISH NETHERLANDS (Flanders, Artois, Hainaut, Namur, Liege, Limburg, Luxemburg).
www.zum.de /whkmla/region/lowcountries/dutchrevolt.html   (1676 words)

 Chapter 1: Migration history of the Netherlands; labour market position and the related social policies: The ...
In this chapter the major foreign groups in the Netherlands, their migration history, their labour market position and the related social policies are described.
Participation of minorities (both newcomers and more settled individuals and their children) in the labour market is encouraged in the first instance by an overall labour market policy targeted at the lower end of the market.
The central government is one of the larger employers in the Netherlands.
www.ilo.org /public/english/protection/migrant/papers/nldoceva/ch1.htm   (5374 words)

 NFX - Netherlands Financial Sector Development Exchange - A concise financial history of the Netherlands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The financial history of the Netherlands has two important characteristics, a wide spread of savings and securities amongst the population, and a well-articulated network of services.
The Netherlands possessed enough savings and entrepreneurial spirit, but a range of factors prevented the necessary link-up with international developments.
After 1850 the Netherlands again caught the slipstream of the international economy and industrialization began in earnest.
www.nfx.nl /dfh/index.html   (1492 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Country profiles | Timeline: The Netherlands
The Dutch army is overwhelmed and the Netherlands surrenders.
The leader of the Dutch Nazis is sentenced to death in December.
Official estimates suggest that 2% of all deaths in the Netherlands each year are assisted.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/1043528.stm   (1000 words)

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