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  Encyclopedia: Netherlands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Netherlands (Dutch: Nederland; IPA pronunciation: /"ne:dərlant/) 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.
Beatrix of the Netherlands (Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard van Oranje-Nassau) (born January 31, 1938), Princess of Orange-Nassau, Princess of Lippe-Biesterfeld, styled HM The Queen is the Queen of The Netherlands, having acceded to the throne in 1980.
The Netherlands is bounded on the east by Germany, on the south by Belgium, and on the north and west by the North Sea.
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 Netherlands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Netherlands (Dutch Nederland) is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (Dutch Koninkrijk der Nederlanden), a parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarch.
The Netherlands is one of the most densely populated and geographically low-lying countries in the world (its name literally means the Low Countries) and is famous for its dikess, windmills, wooden shoes, tulips, and perceived social tolerance.
The Netherlands Antilles ("Nederlandse Antillen", consisting of Saba, Sint Maarten, Sint Eustatius, Bonaire and Curaçao, capital: Willemstad on Curaçao) and Aruba (Capital: Oranjestad), both in the Caribbean Sea, are self-governing parts of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
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 Prime Minister of the Netherlands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Prime Minister of the Netherlands (Minister-President in Dutch) is the head of government and active executive authority of the Dutch government.
Although formally no special powers are assigned, the Prime Minister functions as the "face" of the cabinet of the Netherlands.
The Prime Minister is the leader of the majority party or coalition in the lower house of parliament (Tweede Kamer), and is a member of the Council of Ministers.
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 Prime Minister
A prime minister is the chief member of the cabinet in a parliamentary system of government, or alternatively an official in a presidential system or semi-presidential system whose duty is to execute the directives of the President and manage the civil service.
In some monarchies the prime minister exercises powers (known as the Royal Prerogative) which are constitutionally vested in the monarch and which can be exercised without the approval of parliament.
Prime Ministers can be found in both constitutional monarchies (as is the case in the United Kingdom, Norway and Japan), and in republics, where the head of state is an elected or unelected official with varying degrees of real power.
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 Netherlands - LearnThis.Info Enclyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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).
The Netherlands Antilles ("Nederlandse Antillen", consisting of Saba, Sint Maarten, Sint Eustatius, Bonaire and Curaçao, capital: Willemstad on Curaçao) and Aruba (Capital: Oranjestad), all in the Caribbean Sea, are self-governing parts of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
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 Articles - Netherlands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Netherlands has been a parliamentary democracy since 1848 and a constitutional monarchy since 1815; before that it had been a republic from 1581 to 1806 (it was occupied by France between 1806 and 1815).
Political scientists consider The Netherlands a classic example of a consociational state, at least in part caused by the necessity in the Netherlands since the middle ages for different cities to cooperate in order to fight the water (different cities were at the time like different countries by today's standards, and often at war).
The Netherlands is the 15th most densely populated country in the world, with 393 inhabitants per square km (or 482/km² if only the land area is counted, 20% is water).
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 Top20Netherlands.com - Your Top20 Guide to Netherlands!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Netherlands (Dutch: Nederland; IPA pronunciation: /"ne:dərlant/) is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands that is formed by the Netherlands, the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba.(Dutch: Koninkrijk der Nederlanden).
In The Netherlands itself the country is called Nederland (literally meaning "low country"), the people are called Nederlanders ("Dutch" in English) and the language is called Nederlands (again, "Dutch" in English); the -s in Nederlands is not a plural ending, but rather is cognate to the English suffix -ish.
The Reformation was particularly successful in the Netherlands and produced a great number of Calvinists, particularly in the ruling class, but at the end of the Eighty Years' War that formed the Netherlands, the people had already returned to Catholicism as a result of the Counter-Reformation.
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 PRIME MINISTERS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Since the Prime Minister is in practice the most powerful member of the Canadian government, he or she is sometimes erroneously referred to as the head of state.
The Prime Minister's main responsibilities include setting the direction of the government, appointing members of the Cabinet, coordinating the activities of the Cabinet and government departments, participating in ceremonial occasions, and being the 'face' of the government in the UK and abroad.
The Prime Minister must also retain the support of his or her party's parliamentary delegation, and in a number of cases including that of Neville Chamberlain and Margaret Thatcher, a party will oust a Prime Minister who appears to be unpopular.
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 Encyclopedia: List of Prime Ministers of Italy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This is a list of Prime Ministers of Italy.
Jump to: navigation, search A prime minister may be either: chief or leading member of the cabinet of the top-level government in a country having a parliamentary system of government; or the official, in countries with a semi-presidential system of government, appointed to manage the civil service and...
Paolo Boselli (1838-1932) was an Italian politician who served as Prime Minister of Italy during World War I. Boselli, a relatively undistinguished politician of the right-center who, at 78, was one of the oldest deputies in the Italian parliament, was appointed Prime Minister in June, 1916, following the...
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 Netherlands (05/05)
U.S. law enforcement information indicates the Netherlands still is by far the most significant source country for Ecstasy in the U.S. The Dutch prosecutor’s office reported in 2004, however, that the number of Ecstasy tablets seized in the U.S. linked to the Netherlands dropped to 1 million in 2003 from 2.5 million in 2002.
The Netherlands' embassy in the U.S. is at 4200 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008; tel: 202-244-5300; fax: 202-362-3430.
The Netherlands is the fourth-largest direct foreign investor in the United States, and the United States is the largest direct foreign investor in the Netherlands.
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 The Netherlands - Kingdom of the Netherlands
The Dutch tricolour is the national flag, flag of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (which includes the Netherlands Antilles, Aruba and until its independence in 1975 Suriname), merchant flag, naval ensign and war flag.
The colours of the flag of the Kingdom of the Netherlands are red, white and blue.
Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende amended the general flag instructions for government buildings to allow the tribute to begin on her second birthday on Wednesday 7 December.
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 ICL - Netherlands - Constitution
(2) The Prime Minister shall be the chairman of the Council of Ministers.
The Royal Decree appointing the Prime Minister shall be countersigned by the latter.
Ministers and State Secretaries shall provide orally or in writing the Chambers either separately or in joint session, with any information requested by one or more members, provided that the provision of such information does not conflict with the interests of the State.
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 Prime Minister : Prime minister
Prime Minister of Canada in the 1920s to the 1940s
Prime Ministers can be found in both constitutional monarchies (as is the case in the United Kingdom and Australia), and in republics, where the head of state is an elected or unelected official with varying degrees of real power.
The German prime minister is known as the Chancellor while the Irish Prime Minister is called the Taoiseach.
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 Ireland Information Guide , Irish, Counties, Facts, Statistics, Tourism, Culture, How   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Netherlands is one of the most densely populated and geographically low-lying countries in the world and is famous for its dikes, windmills, wooden shoes, tulips and perceived social tolerance.
The Netherlands was among the founding members of the European Union when it was formed in 1992.
The Netherlands is one of the most densely populated countries in the world, with more than 400 inhabitants per square km.
www.irelandinformationguide.com /Netherlands   (1542 words)

  
 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Country Profiles
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, with Willem Frederik as King William I. This marked the introduction of the Dutch hereditary monarchy.
One element of the 1999 Prime Ministerial agreement was the establishment of a bilateral conference where representatives of various sectors of society could meet informally to discuss topical issues of mutual interest.
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 WHKMLA : History of the Netherlands, 1940-1945
With food becoming very scarce and in response to the Dutch strike of September 1944, the German administration outlawed the import of food into the highly populated areas of Holland and Zeeland in October 1944; the period until liberation in May 1945 thus is referred to as the HUNGER WINTER; many died of starvation.
NSB-leader and prominent collaborator A.A. Mussert was sentenced to death by a Dutch tibunal in 1945.
Furstner, Minister of the Navy 1940-1945 (exile govt.
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 The world's top netherlands websites
The country is often — technically incorrectly — referred to by the collective name of its two main provinces: Holland (North and South Holland).
The Netherlands is one of the most densely populated and geographically low-lying countries in the world and is famous for its dikess, windmills, wooden shoes, tulips and perceived social tolerance.
A number of islands in the Caribbean Sea are dependencies of the Netherlands: the Netherlands Antilles (Nederlandse Antillen), a group of five islands, and Aruba, formerly part of the Antilles.
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 Netherlands, The
The Prime Minister and a Cabinet representing the governing political parties (traditionally a coalition of at least two major parties) exercise executive authority.
The Netherlands was invited by the Community of Democracies' (CD) Convening Group to attend the November 2002 second CD Ministerial Meeting in Seoul, Republic of Korea, as a participant.
The Justice Minister subsequently suspended 175 of the 202 guards, and put the regular police in charge of guarding the prisons.
www.state.gov /g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2002/18383.htm   (5883 words)

  
 Pravda.RU Russia boosts efforts to settle Japanese-North-Korean relations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Hours later, Prime Minister Hamid Karzai’s body guards opened fire on him in Kandahar but were shot dead by his US Special Forces bodyguards More details...
The Cuban Foreign Minister, Felipe Perez Roque, presented his country’s proposal to eradicate poverty at the Earth Summit in Johannesburg: a tax on richer countries to progressively bridge the gap between the haves and the have-nots.
Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov has met Jan Peter Balkenende, Kjell Magne Bondevik, and Anders Fog Rasmussen, respective Prime Ministers of the Netherlands, Norway, and Denmark, in the framework of the UN summit underway in Johannesburg More details...
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 LLRX -- Update to Researching Dutch Law, November 18, 2002
The Kingdom of the Netherlands (Koninkrijk der Nederlanden) was founded in 1813.
The Charter for the Kingdom of the Netherlands forms its constitution, which has a meaning superior to the written Dutch Constitution.
Treaties, to which the Netherlands is a party, were officially published until 1951 in the Staatsblad and since then in the Tractatenblad, which is freely accessible as from 1-1-95 at the website Overheid.nl.
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 the netherlands map and other netherlands related information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Map of The Netherlands, with red dots marking the capitals of the provinces and fl dots marking other notable cities The Netherlands...
Netherlands - Basic Resources and Processing from Map No. 76863 1970 (98K) Netherlands - Land Use from Map No. 76863 1970 (153K) Netherlands - Population from Map No. 76863 1970 (153K) Netherlands...
Netherlands map ViaMichelin provides you with city, regional and country maps of over 40 European countries, driving directions, hotel and restaurant recommendations from The MICHELIN® Guide, details...
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 CIA - The World Factbook -- Netherlands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The country was a founding member of NATO and the EEC (now the EU), and participated in the introduction of the euro in 1999.
Netherlands Trade Union Federation (FNV) (consisting of a merger of Socialist and Catholic trade unions); Christian Trade Union Federation (CNV); Trade Union Federation of Middle and High Personnel (MHP); Federation of Catholic and Protestant Employers Associations; Interchurch Peace Council or IKV; large multinational firms; the nondenominational Federation of Netherlands Enterprises
The Netherlands, along with 11 of its EU partners, began circulating the euro currency on 1 January 2002.
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 Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
Nina Bang, Danish Minister of Education 1924-26 was the world's first full female cabinet minister.
Nevertheless, development was slow and it was not until the end of the 20th century that female ministers stopped being unusual.
Of the monarchies, there are reigning Queens in Denmark, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom - and the latter is represented by female Governor Generals in Bahamas, Canada, New Zealand and Saint Lucia.
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 EUBFN Country Profile - Netherlands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Netherlands remained neutral in World War I but suffered a brutal invasion and occupation by Germany in World War II.
The country was a founding member of NATO and the EC, and participated in the introduction of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) in 1999.
Overview: The Netherlands is a prosperous and open economy depending heavily on foreign trade.
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 Willem Drees -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Willem Drees (July 5, 1886-May 14, 1988) was a Dutch politician, prime minister of the Netherlands from 1948 until 1958, as a member of the social-democratic Dutch Labour Party (PvdA).
During his office as a prime minister, the Netherlands recovered from the Second World War, Decolonization took place and the modern welfare state was formed.
Both his sons Jan and Willem (1922-1998) were active members of the PvdA, but left the party around 1970 to join DS '70 (Democratic Socialists '70).
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 Indymedia UK - Japanese and Korean Prime ministers boycotting World Economic Forum
Japanese and Korean Prime ministers boycotting World Economic Forum
Chong Wa Dae had reconsidered its stance because the forum would have given Kim a prominent role and also because U.S. President Bush and British Prime Minister Blair are scheduled to attend.
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 ipedia.com: Netherlands Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
For other uses of the word Dutch, see Dutch.
The Netherlands is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, a constitutional monarchy.
It is located in northwestern Europe and borders the Nor...
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