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  Belgium
Belgium (België in Dutch, Belgique in French, and Belgien in German) is a small country located in Western Europe, bordered by the Netherlands, the Federal Republic of Germany, Luxembourg, France, and the North Sea.
Belgium became independent from the Netherlands in 1830 and was occupied by Germany during World Wars I and II.
Belgium became a first-tier member of the Euro, the single European currency, in January 1999 and the Belgian franc was completely replaced by euro coins and banknotes in early 2002.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/be/Belgium.html   (928 words)

  
 sociology - Belgium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Belgium is divided into three communities, the Flemish community, the French-speaking community and the German-speaking community, and in three regions: Brussels (mainly Dutch- and French-speaking, with a population of 980,000), Flemish region (mainly Dutch-speaking, with a population of 5,900,000), and Wallonia (mainly French-speaking, with a population of 3,360,000).
Belgium is composed of the 5 northern Dutch-speaking provinces of Flanders, the 5 southern French-speaking provinces of Wallonia and the Capital Region of Brussels.
Belgium was one of the first countries to adopt the euro, the single European currency, in January 1999 and the Belgian franc was completely replaced by euro coins and banknotes in early 2002.
www.aboutsociology.com /sociology/Belgium   (3213 words)

  
 Belgium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Belgium is at a cultural crossroad the Germanic Europe (with Dutch speakers in the North the Flemings) and the Romance Europe (with French speakers in the South the Walloons) which is reflected in its complex and political history.
Belgium possessed one primary foreign colony during history: the Congo which was given to King Leopold II in the Conference of Berlin in 1885.
Belgium is divided into three communities the Flemish community the French-speaking community and the German-speaking community and in three regions: Brussels (mainly Dutch- and French-speaking with a of 960 000) Flanders (mainly Dutch-speaking with a population of 000 000) and Wallonia (mainly French-speaking with a population of 300 000).
www.freeglossary.com /Belgium   (3088 words)

  
 National Institute for Discovery Science: Belgiums Military to Track UFOs
By March, adds Bougard, "everyone from farmers to teenagers to high-ranking military officers and professors claimed to have seen the UFO." In addition, on March 30, controllers at a radar station in Glons detected a foreign object on their screens.
Belgium's Air Force contributed two F-16's, an expert crew, and instruments to a hunt later that spring.
Belgium's Air Force training school, the Ecole Royale Militaire, is analyzing UFO photos with computers.
www.nidsci.org /articles/belgium_ufo.php   (542 words)

  
 First World War.com - Primary Documents - Brand Whitlock on German Military Rule in Belgium, November 1916
Reproduced below is the text of a report by the U.S. Minister to Belgium, Brand Whitlock, on Germany's treatment of Belgian citizens following the imposition of German military rule in October 1915.
The Commission for Relief in Belgium had secured permission to give to each deported man a loaf of bread, and some of the communes provided warm clothing for those who had none, and in addition a small financial allowance.
Transportation everywhere in Belgium is difficult, the vicinal railways scarcely operating any more because of the lack of oil, while all the horses have been taken.
www.firstworldwar.com /source/belgium_whitlock.htm   (1190 words)

  
 Government resumes military cooperation with Belgium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Flahaut told reporters that military cooperation, which he described as a partnership, would contribute to the restoration of peace and stability in the region.
Belgium suspended military cooperation with Burundi following its ethnic massacres in 1972.
Military cooperation with Burundi resumes as its army undergoes drastic reform, with the formation of a new National Defence Force and National Police, which are open to members of former rebel movements.
www.irinnews.org /print.asp?ReportID=46375   (449 words)

  
 German military cemeteries in Belgium
In 1954, an agreement was reached between Belgium and the Federal Republic of Germany to enable an official German organisation to maintain German graves in Belgium again.
It was agreed not to exhume the 1,105 German soldiers buried in 79 British military cemeteries in Flanders.
The highest number of Germans buried in a British cemetery in Belgium is 213 in Lissenthoek.
www.greatwar.co.uk /westfront/ypsalient/cemeteries/gecemyp.htm   (602 words)

  
 CNN - Photos reveal Belgian paratroopers' abuse in Somalia - Apr. 17, 1997
Members of Belgium's elite paratrooper unit served in the United Nation's "Operation Restore Hope" mission in Somalia in 1993.
The Belgian military promised that anyone found guilty of human rights abuses will be punished.
Military auditor Gen. Jean-Yves Minne says many of the paratroopers have been located, including those who held a Somali child over a fire.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/9704/17/belgium.somalia   (461 words)

  
 Viewers fooled by 'Belgium split' - Military Photos
Military Photos > General > Political Discussions and Rants
The French-language TV channel interrupted regular programming with an apparent news report, announcing that Dutch-speaking Flanders had unilaterally declared independence and that Belgium as a nation had ceased to exist.
I'm moving to Belgium after the turning of the year so I really should be finding out about this stuff.
www.militaryphotos.net /forums/showthread.php?t=99845   (1120 words)

  
 Military Of Belgium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
If you would like to use this flag of Belgium or any other on your website you are welcome to do so, all we ask is that you include a link back to our site on the same page.
If you would like to use this map of Belgium or any other on your website you are welcome to do so, all we ask is that you include a link back to our site on the same page.
If you would like to use this information for Belgium or any other on your website you are welcome to do so, all we ask is that you include a link back to our site on the same page.
www.appliedlanguage.com /country_guides/belgium_country_military.shtml   (187 words)

  
 Ypres, Belgium WWI Visit - Military Photos
Went to Ypres in Belgium beginning of this year and took some photos of the and memorials, graves and such and totally forgot about them
A look over the graves at Tyne Cot Cemetary, Tyne Cot Cemetary is the largest British military cemetary in the world.
Where the book to the cemetary's records is kept, it has all the names of known soldiers buried in Tyne Cot followed by row and number.
www.militaryphotos.net /forums/showthread.php?t=89054   (769 words)

  
 UFO Evidence : Belgium UFO Sightings
This is the first time that such a sharing of apparently unfiltered military data has been, not only provided, but given over in an earnest attempt to invite public investigation.
Beginning in late 1989, a definite UFO "flap" converged on Belgium, with the majority of the sightings occurring in the vicinity of Wallonia.
Pictures of the ufo sighted from the ground at Petit Réchain in Belgium in early April 1990, with the computer enhanced versions from an analysis made at the Royal Military Academy by Prof.
www.ufoevidence.org /topics/belgium.htm   (886 words)

  
 Officers in Belgium for military instructor's course   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The purpose of Belgium's aid to the Democratic Republic of the Congo was to ensure that there were Congolese military instructors that could weave former enemies into integrated territorial brigades loyal to the state, the paper said.
The Belgium segment of the training constitutes the second part of a wider programme of Belgium-military aid to its former colony.
The first training cycle, under Belgian instructors, took place in the northern Congolese city of Kisangani, at the end of which the first integrated brigade of the Congolese army was deployed to the northeastern district of Ituri on peacekeeping duties.
www.irinnews.org /print.asp?ReportID=43349   (417 words)

  
 Belgian Tourist Office - official website - your definitive source of travel information on Belgium
It is the smallest American cemetery on the European continent and it is also the only American Cemetery in Belgium from the First World War.
The museum offers an insight in the fundamental changes, which have taken place in armament and military technology over more than 10 centuries.
Customized trips of 7 to 14 days which explore the battlefields, monuments, museums, memorials, leaders (mainly American military) and history associated with these two incredibly significant events.
www.visitbelgium.com /worldwar.htm   (1119 words)

  
 Belgium Military News - Media Monitoring Service by EIN News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Belgium is the outgoing chairman of the Organization...
Ryanair says it issued a call to the Walloon regional government in Belgium to bring in federal police or army to man the security systems at Charleroi airport, but that this was rejected.
A group of Islamic women who are opposed to wearing veils held a conference in Belgium.
www.einnews.com /belgium/newsfeed-belgium-military   (1231 words)

  
 Military.com - View Messages
I live in Belgium and a few years ago, I adopted the grave of PFC Frederick F. Villani, a radio operator for the 112th Infantry 28th division HQ Company.
He is buried at Henri-Chapelle American military cemetery, Belgium.
I am in regular contact with Fred's only surviving sibling, his sister who is in her 80's.
www.military.com /HomePage/TitleMessages/1,10990,100018|760637,00.html?strPage=   (109 words)

  
 Commonwealth Military Cemetery - Hotton (Belgium)
The World War II Hotton Commonwealth Military Cemetery photo portfolio is provided by Mr.
The British Expeditionary Force was involved in the later stages of the defence of Belgium following the German invasion in May 1940, and suffered many casualties in covering the withdrawal to Dunkirk.
Commonwealth forces did not return until September 1944, but in the intervening years, many airmen were shot down or crashed in raids on strategic objectives in Belgium, or while returning from missions over Germany.
users.skynet.be /rmypegww2/Pages/Hotton.htm   (248 words)

  
 Military of Belgium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The military of Belgium is the Belgian armed forces.
Consisting of the Army Component, Air Component, Naval Component, and Medical Component, they number about 40,800 troops in total.
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en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Military_of_Belgium   (153 words)

  
 EMIRE: BELGIUM - MILITARY SERVICE
In Belgium, the 1978 Contracts of Employment Act provides for suspension of the performance of the employment contract by reason of certain events connected with military service.
the military call-up or military recall of an employee;
Please note: the European industrial relations glossaries are not systematically updated, and some of the material may not reflect the current situation.
www.eurofound.eu.int /emire/BELGIUM/MILITARYSERVICE-BE.html   (217 words)

  
 Belgium Military service age and obligation - Military   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Belgium Military service age and obligation - Military
Home > Belgium > Military > Military service age and obligation
Definition: This entry gives the minimum age at which an individual may volunteer for military service or be subject to conscription.
www.indexmundi.com /belgium/military_service_age_and_obligation.html   (70 words)

  
 IS Wright - WORLD MILITARY MEDALS: BELGIUM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
BELGIUM WW1 CROIX DE GUERRE TYPE 1 REVERSE 'A' VF.
BELGIUM DECORATION FOR INDUSTRY AND AGRICULTURE, OFFICER 1ST CLASS, gilt crown and rosette on ribbon.
BELGIUM DECORATION FOR INDUSTRY AND AGRICULTURE, 2nd Class in card titled box of issue, aEF, light scuff to box.
www.iswright.com.au /result-militaria.php?subcat=47   (109 words)

  
 Belgium military 2000 - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International ...
Belgium military 2000 - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International Agreements, Population, Social Statistics, Political System
Military manpower - military age: 19 years of age
Military expenditures - percent of GDP: 1.2% (FY99)
www.photius.com /wfb2000/countries/belgium/belgium_military.html   (73 words)

  
 Military Relations Belgium-Indonesi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Although the Belgium Intergroup for the parliamentary commissionfor
Indonesian Air ForceF5E/F fighters, by the Belgium compagny SABCA.
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www.hamline.edu /apakabar/basisdata/1995/05/29/0001.html   (253 words)

  
 Belgium - Military
Belgian Armed Forces: Land, Naval, and Air Operations Commands (2005)
16 years of age for voluntary military service; women comprise approx.
Military expenditures - dollar figure - per capita:
www.exxun.com /Belgium/h_ml.html   (284 words)

  
 UFO Update: Belgium's Military Has Begun to Work Hand In Hand with Private Groups to Track UFOs - UFO Evidence
UFO Update: Belgium's Military Has Begun to Work Hand In Hand with Private Groups to Track UFOs - UFO Evidence
UFO Evidence Home > Belgium UFO Sightings > Article / Document
Summary: The following article provides a rare example of the civilian and military sectors successfully working together to investigate UFO sightings.
www.ufoevidence.org /documents/doc407.htm   (739 words)

  
 Belgium Military 2001 - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International ...
Belgium Military 2001 - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International Agreements, Population, Social Statistics, Political System
Military branches: Army, Navy, Air Force, National Gendarmerie, Medical Service
Military expenditures - dollar figure: $2.5 billion (FY01)
workmall.com /wfb2001/belgium/belgium_military.html   (88 words)

  
 Belgium Military 1997 - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International ...
Belgium Military 1997 - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International Agreements, Population, Social Statistics, Political System
Military expenditures - dollar figure $4.6 billion (1995)
Military expenditures - percent of GDP 1.7% (1995)
www.photius.com /wfb1997/belgium/belgium_military.html   (93 words)

  
 WYTSCHAETE MILITARY CEMETERY
June 1917 during the Battle of Messines, it then fell into enemy hands once more in April 1918, before being finally retaken on 28
Wytschaete Military Cemetery is a good example of a concentration cemetery; it was made after the armistice, when graves from isolated positions and small battlefield cemeteries were brought here.
A large proportion of those buried here are unidentified.
ww1cemeteries.com /ww1cemeteries/wytschaetemilitarycemetery.htm   (183 words)

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